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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Revising Seattle’s Green Building Standard

July 2nd, 2014

Should the City scrap its green building regulations in favor of Europe’s Exemplary Buildings or Passivhaus programs?

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Council Passes Resolutions about Investing in Fossil Fuels and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 30th, 2014

Today the Council voted on two resolutions that I had the privilege of sponsoring.  Below are short summaries on both. I. Resolution 31525 Resolution 31525 strengthens the City’s commitment to greenhouse gas reductions by formalizing the City’s policy begun under the previous administration to not invest the City’s cash pool in corporations and other entities […]

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North Rainier Hub Urban Village and the Mount Baker Station Area Overlay District

June 24th, 2014

This past Monday, June 23rd, Council Bill 118111 was approved by the Full Council. Specifically, the legislation does four things:   1. Rezones land in the North Rainier Hub Urban Village; 2. Expands the Mount Baker Station Overlay District; 3. Amends development standards; and 4. Implements incentive zoning obligations for affordable housing and open space. […]

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4Culture Wants Your Poem

June 20th, 2014

The deadline is June 30, just a little more than a week away

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UP #353: Is City Light CEO’s Raise Justified?

June 18th, 2014

Does the city’s highest paid employee deserve a 45 percent pay hike? Here, I explain my vote on the City Light CEO salary.

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Art in the Park

June 16th, 2014

ARTSparks presents art & music in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park through September…

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Affordable Living on Capitol Hill

June 9th, 2014

Capitol Hill Housing is accepting lease applications for affordable apartments in their 12th Ave Arts building on Capitol Hill. Units are reserved for those earning 60% or less of the area median income.

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