Art in the Park

June 16th, 2014

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


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.


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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?


An Arts District for Capitol Hill?

May 12th, 2014

On May 20, 2014, Capitol Hill Housing hosts a forum on establishing the City’s first official arts district.


Find Out If You Are Eligible For A Break on Your Property Tax Bill

May 7th, 2014

The King County Assessor’s office wants me to let you know that State law provides two tax benefit programs for senior citizens and the disabled: property tax exemptions and property tax deferrals. More than 26,000 qualified seniors and disabled persons have not registered for the exemption, and only 1 in 100 of those eligible for […]


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 […]