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Budget : 2014 Budget

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2014 Budget

On Nov. 25, 2013, the City Council approved Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed 2014 budget.


The Library's total 2014 operating plan is $63.7 million, approximately $100,000 above the Library's 2013 operation plan. The $4.4 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, is $1 million more than in 2013.


The increase in the capital improvement budget is largely due to higher than expected Real Estate Excise Tax revenue and enhanced funding from the $123 million, seven-year Library levy that Seattle voters approved in August 2012 to restore and improve core services.