Urban Politics #348: Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System

April 16th, 2014

The City Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) will jointly sponsor a public hearing as directed by Ordinance 122809, adopted in 2008 and sponsored by myself and Councilmember Tim Burgess.  The hearing will allow us to hear directly from the public before the City begins labor negotiations with the Seattle Police […]


Dance for Social Change

April 14th, 2014

Dance the Dream aims to create a shared life-affirming experience that brings people together to inaugurate a new era of progress and possibility.


Council Support Statewide and National Ban on Nontherapeutic Uses of Antibiotics in Livestock Production.

April 7th, 2014

80% of the antibiotics sold in the United States are used in livestock production, with human antibiotic use accounting for only 20% of total antibiotic use


Urban Politics #347: My Bold New Plan for Pedestrian Safety Downtown

April 1st, 2014

I’m introducing legislation to wrap foam padding around poles along sidewalks to reduce physical harm to inattentive pedestrian texters.


Comcast Cable Franchise Renewal

March 31st, 2014

You have until May 31st to give the City a piece of your mind regarding Comcast’s cable service in Seattle.


Income Inequality Symposium Video

March 28th, 2014

Yesterday’s Income Inequality Symposium was well attended, and had several interesting forums and discussions. Presenters ranged from academics to low-wage workers and business owners. If you weren’t able to attend, or would like to see it again, you can view it on the Seattle Channel webpage, or below: Welcome and Keynote Address What is Income […]


Council Hears Options for Homeowners Struggling in Seattle

March 26th, 2014

I agree that the City must find new, creative ways to provide assistance to Seattle homeowners who are struggling.


March 27 Income Inequality Symposium

March 21st, 2014

March 27 Income Inequality Symposium On March 27 I will join Councilmembers from Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Jose and participate in an all-day symposium at Seattle University to address income inequality. The event is co-sponsored by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle University, and Local Progress, a network of local […]


Civics for All Resolution

March 17th, 2014

My blog today is on the importance of civics education for young students.


City Council to begin meeting on minimum wage

March 14th, 2014

The City Council has formed a special committee to consider increasing the minimum wage in Seattle. It’s called the Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality, and it will begin meeting next week. The first meeting will be on Friday, March 21 in the City Council Chambers at 9:30 a.m.; the full meeting schedule […]