Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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Posts for 'Education'

Helping to Close the Digital Divide

March 5th, 2012

Do you know that Seattle ranks 2nd among the most literate cities in the U.S., just behind Washington D.C.? For some time, now, Seattle has been trying to increase digital literacy rates, as well, through Technology Matching Grants.


Melissa Hines

April 8th, 2011

Special Post
Melissa Hines, director of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ funding programs and leader of the office’s arts education initiative passed away Friday, April 8th, from leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was 63.


Urban Politics #157: Lifting The UW Lease Lid

June 3rd, 2003

The “lease lid” is a limit on the square footage of property the University of Washington may lease in specific neighborhoods surrounding the campus. It was imposed in 1985 to prevent UW leasing from distorting the real estate market and driving out other uses.


Urban Politics #37: Cap Meeting Agenda

May 25th, 1998

Wednesday, May 27th, at 2:00 PM
Meeting in the Council Chambers, 11th Floor, 600 4th Ave.


Urban Politics #35: Library Bond Shaping Up

May 3rd, 1998

The City Council met with Head Librarian and Board Members to discuss the public’s reaction so far to the proposed bond. Overall reaction has been positive.


Urban Politics #26: School Bond Issue & Sport Fields

February 8th, 1998

Parks Board members have said that they want to make sure that the fundsallocated from the passage of the recent school bond issue for upgradingathletic fields gets done on a schedule on par with building improvements.There has been some concern that building improvements might be done first and the field upgrades delayed.