Posts for 'Government'

UP #356: Seattle Park District Next Steps

August 27th, 2014

What’s next, now that the Park District ballot measure has passed?


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 […]


My statement at Mayor’s minimum wage press conference

May 1st, 2014

Mayor Murray released a proposal this morning to increase the minimum wage in Seattle, developed with the Income Inequality Advisory Committee he convened. I spoke at the press conference. My comments are below; you can view them on the Seattle Channel here, or click on the image to the right. My comments: I want to […]


April Council Edition: police reform, minimum wage in Seattle, gender wage gap, and more

April 18th, 2014

Check out the April episode of Council edition, where I appear with Councilmember Jean Godden and Councilmember Mike O’Brien. With host Brian Callanan we discuss police reform, the minimum wage, the gender wage gap, and public campaign financing.


Comcast Cable Franchise Renewal

March 31st, 2014

You have until May 31st to give the City a piece of your mind regarding Comcast’s cable service in Seattle.


Income Inequality Symposium Video

March 28th, 2014

Yesterday’s Income Inequality Symposium was well attended, and had several interesting forums and discussions. Presenters ranged from academics to low-wage workers and business owners. If you weren’t able to attend, or would like to see it again, you can view it on the Seattle Channel webpage, or below: Welcome and Keynote Address What is Income […]


March 27 Income Inequality Symposium

March 21st, 2014

March 27 Income Inequality Symposium On March 27 I will join Councilmembers from Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Jose and participate in an all-day symposium at Seattle University to address income inequality. The event is co-sponsored by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle University, and Local Progress, a network of local […]


Civics for All Resolution

March 17th, 2014

My blog today is on the importance of civics education for young students.


City Council to begin meeting on minimum wage

March 14th, 2014

The City Council has formed a special committee to consider increasing the minimum wage in Seattle. It’s called the Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality, and it will begin meeting next week. The first meeting will be on Friday, March 21 in the City Council Chambers at 9:30 a.m.; the full meeting schedule […]


Implementing I-502 in Seattle

February 21st, 2014

In December of last year the Council passed legislation to incorporate part of Initiative 502 into state law. I-502, which legalized marijuana in Washington State, included a provision setting a fine at $50 for public consumption of marijuana; special assessments could increase the fine total to just over $100. The fine is a civil infraction […]