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Budget : 2015 Budget

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2015 Budget

On Nov. 24, 2014, the City Council approved Mayor Ed Murray's proposed 2015 budget.


The Library's 2015 operating budget is $65.3 million, which includes $13.1 million in funding from the Library levy and is approximately $1.6 million above the Library's 2014 operations budget. The $3.65 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, is $750,000 less than in 2014.


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.