Posts for 'Budget and Economic Development'

Budget Update: Public Hearing Thursday @ 5:30 p.m., Issue ID

October 20th, 2014

The City Council will hold its second budget public hearing on Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 4th and James. The sign-in sheet will be posted at 4:30 p.m. Additional details are listed on the official notice. The Council will begin Issue Identification […]

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Seattle Arts Commission Budget Priorities

October 6th, 2014

The Seattle Arts Commission has prioritized increasing racial equity in Seattle for 2015 and 2016.

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Budget Public Hearing Tuesday October 7 @ Garfield Community Center

October 3rd, 2014

The first City Council’s first public hearing for the Mayor’s proposed 2015-6 budget will be Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. Signup begins at 4:30 p.m. The official notice is below. The Council’s second public hearing will be on October 23. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM Garfield Community Center 2323 East Cherry Street […]

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City Council Budget Review Announced

September 22nd, 2014

Mayor Ed Murray released his proposed 2015-6 budget today. I look forward to examining the Mayor’s proposed budget, keeping in mind the highest priorities the Council expressed in a letter to the Mayor in early August: human services, public safety and transportation. Those priorities were informed by a series of community meetings I hosted earlier […]

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City Council 2015-6 Budget work begins soon

September 5th, 2014

City Council work on the 2015-2016 budget begins later this month; I’ll be serving as Chair of the Budget Committee. The Council’s budget deliberations will begin when Mayor Murray presents his proposed budget to the Council on Monday, September 22. Seattle’s adopted 2014 budget is $4.4 billion, of which $2 billion is for utilities. The […]

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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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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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City Council Budget Workshops May 6, 7, 8 and 14

May 2nd, 2014

As Chair of the City Council Budget Committee I’d like to invite you to Community Budget Workshops to help the City Council develop priorities for the 2015-6 budget. The Council will hold four meetings from May 6 to May 14, as listed below. All meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. Holding the meetings during […]

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Urban Politics #349: A Seattle Park District

April 21st, 2014

I proposed changes to the Council’s Seattle Park District legislation that call for a more diverse citizen oversight committee and increased funding for recreation programs.

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Boycott Poverty Tomorrow

February 19th, 2014

 Tomorrow, on January 20, Seattle fast food workers and their supporters will be boycotting the big burger chains — McDonald‘s, Burger King, and Wendy’s.  If you want to join them, you can pledge to Boycott Poverty on February 20th. If you want to do more, you can sign up to join a boycott line. The folks […]

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