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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North Rainier Hub Urban Village and the Mount Baker Station Area Overlay District

June 24th, 2014

This past Monday, June 23rd, Council Bill 118111 was approved by the Full Council. Specifically, the legislation does four things:   1. Rezones land in the North Rainier Hub Urban Village; 2. Expands the Mount Baker Station Overlay District; 3. Amends development standards; and 4. Implements incentive zoning obligations for affordable housing and open space. […]

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4Culture Wants Your Poem

June 20th, 2014

The deadline is June 30, just a little more than a week away

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UP #353: Is City Light CEO’s Raise Justified?

June 18th, 2014

Does the city’s highest paid employee deserve a 45 percent pay hike? Here, I explain my vote on the City Light CEO salary.

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Art in the Park

June 16th, 2014

ARTSparks presents art & music in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park through September…

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Affordable Living on Capitol Hill

June 9th, 2014

Capitol Hill Housing is accepting lease applications for affordable apartments in their 12th Ave Arts building on Capitol Hill. Units are reserved for those earning 60% or less of the area median income.

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Urban Politics #352: Seattle’s Minimum Wage makes us a World Class City

June 5th, 2014

This week the Seattle City Council’s passage of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage legislation, Ord_124490, positions Seattle as a national leader in promoting sustainable economic development while also providing decent paying jobs. Seattle will show what a true world class city is: a city where all classes live in the same world, where they receive fair […]

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Call for Films

June 2nd, 2014

Are you a filmmaker? Submit your work to Northwest Film Forum for screening in their Local Sightings program by June 30th and their Children’s Film Festival Seattle by October 1st.

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Unanimous Committee Vote on New Minimum Wage and on to Full Council on Monday.

May 29th, 2014

The passage today of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage legislation is a national game changer. Seattle, and other cities, are taking direct action to close our nation’s huge income gap because the Federal and state governments have failed to do so. Seattle’s new law opens the way for many workers to earn enough to meet their […]

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Urban Politics #351: Fair Funding for Metro Transit

May 19th, 2014

Can the regressive sales tax increase in the Mayor’s proposed Metro funding plan be avoided?

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