Posts for 'Human Services and Health'

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.


Mayor Announces Public Symposium on Medical Marijuana

November 13th, 2014

I believe that for I-502 to be successful, the medical marijuana industry needs additional regulation.


Update on City Actions in Response to Immigration Resolution

October 15th, 2014

What I thought was equally important for the City of Seattle was that the resolution also looked at our own practices and committed the City of Seattle to redouble efforts.


Seattle Indian Services

December 16th, 2013

Today, the Council passed an ordinance approving the Seattle Indian Services Commission’s decision to transfer of the Leschi Center building to the Seattle Indian Health Board and a Resolution in support of the social services provided by the Seattle Indian Center.


We Can’t Wait Part 2

November 20th, 2013

You may know that I have been seeking to increase shelter capacity for several years now, with a specific focus on unsheltered families with children beginning in 2011.  You can read more about those past efforts here. As a part of this year’s budget process, the Council voted  Monday to fund new shelter capacity for […]


Pass It On Campaign

October 9th, 2013

About 13,000 people are currently in the program, but we know there are at least 20,000 people out there who would qualify.


Health Care Coverage is Here

September 25th, 2013

Do you need to find a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget? Well, here is a new way for you to find, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder. Residents of Seattle can get help enrolling at a free event coming up: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m. […]


Changes Coming Under “Obamacare”

July 24th, 2013

There are currently about 16% or (approximately 200,000) King County residents who are uninsured


We Can’t Wait

July 19th, 2013

Surely we can find the political will and the resources to fulfill our promise that these families with children should not have to sleep in cars, in abandoned buildings or outdoors.


Nothing Against Life

July 1st, 2013

There is a suicide every 18 minutes in the United States, one every 30 seconds in the world.