Posts for 'Budget and Economic Development'


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, […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


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 […]


Seattle Arts Commission Budget Priorities

October 6th, 2014

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


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 […]