Seattle City Council Member, District 1
Passes laws and regulations for your city
Full office description
- City council members work together with the rest of city council to set and implement city policy, including passing legislation about the police, fire department, parks, libraries, electricity, water, solid waste, and drainage utilities.
- City council members work with the mayor to govern city departments, such as the police department, fire department, transportation department, and parks and recreation department.
- City council members serve four year terms, and elections are nonpartisan. City council members are either elected to represent specific districts or are elected at-large, meaning that they represent the entire city.
How this impacts you
Policing — The city council decides how many police are hired and posted on your city's streets, as well as how much they are paid and what equipment and training they receive.
Housing — City council members work together to set housing policy for the city, including how people are experiencing homelessness are treated and what services are provided to them.
Jean Iannelli Craciun