December Council Edition

December 19th, 2014

The December episode of Council Edition is available online. Councilmembers Godden, Harrell and I join host Brian Callanan to discuss Downtown protests, the Viaduct, medical marijuana, cleaning up the Duwamish river, and more.  

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LGBTQ at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

December 15th, 2014

Bearing Witness at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on December 17th.

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The Nation magazine feature on Local Progress

December 12th, 2014

The Nation magazine published an interesting feature on Local Progress, a network of progressive urban elected officials from around the country that I wrote about recently. You can read it here.  

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UP #361: A Progressive Movement Arises

December 9th, 2014

Let’s make democracy more responsive by removing artificial hurdles that hinder voting.

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Local Progress 2014 Convening In NYC & A Call for Action

December 5th, 2014

I stand with the multitudes who are mobilizing and saying “enough is enough.”

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DECEMBER 10 FORUM: POSSIBILITIES FOR A PUBLIC BANK IN SEATTLE

December 3rd, 2014

On December 10 I’ll be participating in a public forum hosted by the Seattle Public Bank Coalition, “The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle.” The forum takes place at 7 p.m. at the University Methodist Church at 1415 NE 43rd in the University District. Other panelists include Gwendolyn Hallsmith of the Public Banking Institute, […]

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2015 Seattle Park District Budget

December 1st, 2014

The Seattle Park District has approved its 2015 budget and appointed the City’s finance director as its treasurer.

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Council passes 2015 budget with emphasis on human services, social justice and labor standards

November 24th, 2014

Today the City Council passed the 2015 City budget, and endorsed a 2016 budget. I’d like to thank members of the public for their involvement in helping the Council craft the 2015 City budget. Public involvement resulted in a more responsive city budget that emphasizes human services, social justice and labor standards. In an effort […]

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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.

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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.

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