Council Conversations at Hugo House

November 21st, 2014

I appear in the November edition of Council Conversations, filmed at Hugo House. Host Josephine Cheng and I discuss the City budget, creating the Office of Labor Standards, homelessness, medical marijuana, and Seattle governance once districts arrive in 2016.

 [More]


Motion to Consider Limited Fossil Fuel Divestment Passes

November 21st, 2014

The intent is to do only what’s responsible to the pension-system and t0 those invested in it, using the most cost-efficient timing.

 [More]


Lake City Community Center

November 17th, 2014

The Department of Parks and Recreation will include in the Mayor’s proposed 2016 Budget & 2016-2021 Capital Improvement Program its preferred alternative for renovating or replacing the Lake City Community Center.

 [More]


Budget Committee Recommends City Budget with Emphasis on Human Services, Social Justice and Labor Standards

November 14th, 2014

The City Council’s Budget Committee today recommended approval of the 2015 annual budget by a vote of 9-0 today, thereby enhancing the proposed budget Mayor Ed Murray delivered on September 22. In a letter to the Mayor in early August, the Council identified human services, public safety and transportation as the Council’s highest priorities for […]

 [More]


Mayor Announces Public Symposium on Medical Marijuana

November 13th, 2014

I believe that for I-502 to be successful, the medical marijuana industry needs additional regulation.

 [More]


Capitol Hill Arts District

November 10th, 2014

Capitol Hill becomes Seattle’s first official arts district. And, it’s about time!

 [More]


November Council Edition: City budget, homeless encampments and more

November 7th, 2014

Check out the November episode of City Inside/Out: Council edition, where I appear with Council President Tim Burgess and Councilmember Kshama Sawant. With host Brian Callanan we discuss the city budget, homeless encampments, and more.

 [More]


Poetry on Buses

November 3rd, 2014

The next time you’re crammed into an overcrowded bus, there may be poetry on board to help pass the time.

 [More]


Musings on Transparency, Accountability, and the Public Benefit of Conferences

October 24th, 2014

The issues of transparency, accountability, and public value are each at the heart of good government and grappling with them is essential to its life blood. – See more at: http://licata.seattle.gov/2014/10/24/musings-on-transparency-accountability-and-the-public-benefit-of-conferences/#sthash.WSIl94HI.dpuf

 [More]


Artists and Vacant Buildings?

October 22nd, 2014

Vacant Seattle Buildings Explode with Art & Music Before Demolition!

 [More]