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Tag: Accountability

Musings on Transparency, Accountability, and the Public Benefit of Conferences

October 24th, 2014

The issues of transparency, accountability, and public value are each at the heart of good government and grappling with them is essential to its life blood. – See more at:


Urban Politics #254: Seattle Police Officers’ Contract

May 1st, 2008

Last week, a proposed labor contract agreement between the City and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG) was announced by each the Mayor’s Office, Council Public Safety Committee Chair Councilmember Tim Burgess, and SPOG. Each announcement recognized the shared interests – including higher wages, accountability, and recruitment incentives – of our police officers, Seattle residents and City officials.


Urban Politics #82: City Council’s WTO Accountability Review Committee

February 17th, 2000

The following preamble and workplan have been reviewed and shaped by leaders of the faith community, organized labor, police guild and civil rights organizations. It is not perfect but as Kathleen Taylor, ACLU Washington Executive Director has written, “The Council review is appropriately focusing on policy changes needed to prevent civil liberty abuses in the future. The Council rightly will not attempt to resolve specific claims of civil liberties violations. If the panels meet the high expectations set forth by Councilmember Compton’s Accountability Review Committee, the City will be well served.”