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Budget : 2016 Budget

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2016 Budget

On Nov. 23, 2015, the City Council approved Mayor Ed Murray's proposed 2016 budget.


The Library's 2016 operating budget is $67.2 million, which includes $13.7 million in funding from the Library levy, and is $1.8 million higher than the Library's 2015 operating budget. The $4.5 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, includes $2.24 million from the Library levy, and is $900,000 more than in 2015.


In August 2012, Seattle voters approved a $123 million, seven-year Library levy to restore and improve core services.