LGBTQ at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

December 15th, 2014

Bearing Witness at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on December 17th.


The Nation magazine feature on Local Progress

December 12th, 2014

The Nation magazine published an interesting feature on Local Progress, a network of progressive urban elected officials from around the country that I wrote about recently. You can read it here.  


UP #361: A Progressive Movement Arises

December 9th, 2014

Let’s make democracy more responsive by removing artificial hurdles that hinder voting.


Local Progress 2014 Convening In NYC & A Call for Action

December 5th, 2014

I stand with the multitudes who are mobilizing and saying “enough is enough.”



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.


Lake City Community Center

November 17th, 2014

The Department of Parks and Recreation will include in the Mayor’s proposed 2016 Budget & 2016-2021 Capital Improvement Program its preferred alternative for renovating or replacing the Lake City Community Center.