How to Read a Bill

Sample Council Bill

This is an example of what a Council Bill looks like and includes explanations of each component listed on the right-hand side of the page. Click the image to open a PDF version of the Council Bill:

Sample one-page Council Bill. Line numbers go down the left edge of the page. City of Seattle and spaces for the ordinance and council bill numbers are at the top of the page. The numbers are not filled in. Ordinance text follows with signature and date lines at the bottom of the page. No signatures or dates are present.

Click to download a PDF of a Council Bill that explains its various parts.

City Clerk

Scheereen Dedman, City Clerk
Address: 600 4th Ave, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94728, Seattle, WA, 98124-4728
Phone: (206) 684-8344

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the City's official records, provides support for the City Council, and manages the City's historical records through the Seattle Municipal Archives. The Clerk's Office provides information services to the public and to City staff.