UP #356: Seattle Park District Next Steps

August 27th, 2014

After hearing residents complain they weren’t sufficiently involved in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) development of the initial proposal for a Seattle Park District, I proposed a short term 3-year parks levy in its place. My intention was to continue the previous levy’s level of parks funding while allowing more time to involve […]

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UP #355: My letter to Congress regarding the Gaza crisis

August 13th, 2014

Since the beginning of last week, over 1,000 people have contacted my office expressing their thoughts and concerns about the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and whether it is within the role of a Seattle City Councilmember to express their opinion on these kinds of issues. I believe that it is important for Councilmembers to […]

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Arts Districts for Seattle

August 11th, 2014

Might your neighborhood qualify as an arts district?

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First Annual Report on Rental Housing Inspection Program

August 6th, 2014

The program is intended to identify substandard housing and ensure that all rental housing in Seattle is safe and meets basic housing maintenance requirements.

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Supporting Digital Equity

August 4th, 2014

The City has awarded 23 organizations a total of $320,000 in Technology Matching Funds.

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Are You Out to Lunch?

July 28th, 2014

Summer weather should be enjoyed. Here’s one way to do so, especially if you work in downtown Seattle.

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Council Passes Resolution to Use Next Round of SPOG Negotiations to Strengthen Police Accountability

July 25th, 2014

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG) expired on December 31, 2013.  Soon the parties will be negotiating a new contract. On Monday, July 21, the Council passed Resolution 31535 agreeing to use the next round of SPOG negotiations to strengthen police accountability.  In particular, […]

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Arts Office Wins NEA Cultural Space $

July 21st, 2014

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture just nabbed a $50k grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for cultural space work.

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Training for Teaching Artists

July 14th, 2014

Want to learn how to get paid to teach art?

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UP #354: Should we build rail on First Avenue downtown?

July 7th, 2014

This past Monday, the Council granted my request to delay voting on Resolution 31526, relating to the proposed Center City Connector (CCC) street rail project slated for First Avenue. The resolution would have both adopted the City Connector Transit Study Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and would have endorsed efforts to pursue federal funding for the […]

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