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Urban Politics #244: Council Committees & Marijuana Report

January 7th, 2008

Today, Monday January 7th, the Council began the New Year by selecting a new Council President and a new Committee Structure with new Chairs. Councilmember Richard Conlin was elected as Council President and his two-year term begins today.

The Council President directs the 80-member Legislative Department. If the Mayor is absent from the City or is incapacitated, the Council President acts as the Mayor. The Council President also runs the Full Council’s meetings that establish the laws of the City.


Urban Politics #228: Invitation to City Council’s First Annual Report

January 10th, 2007

On behalf of the City Council I am inviting your help to usher in 2007 with something new, an annual review of our work of the previous year and our vision for the next, at this coming Tueday’s Full Council Meeting on January 16th at 2:00 PM.

I hope this will be a useful way to recognize the legislative accomplishments and funding priorities of each Council Committee in 2006. Also, we want to tell you about what each Committee’s Chair has as a goal for 2007. I am also proposing a change to the City Council’s Rules and Procedures to make this an annual address to the City of Seattle.


Urban Politics #209: Council President

January 30th, 2006

On January 23rd, I was selected by the other Councilmembers to serve as the Council President. This position involves much administrative work because the Council President heads the Legislative Department. Consequently I will have to not only run Council meetings, but I will also oversee personnel matters for our Central Staff, Administrative Staff and the City Clerk Staff.


Urban Politics #171: City Council Committees Reorganized

January 10th, 2004

I will chair a committee called the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Arts Committee. This committee will deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters in the areas of police services, fire safety, criminal justice, including coordination with County, State and Federal law and justice agencies; civil rights issues; and arts activities. Councilmembers David Della and Peter Steinbrueck will be joining me as members of this committee. Outgoing Public Safety Committee chair, Jim Compton, will serve as an alternate.


Urban Politics #124: New City Council Committees

January 21st, 2002

Every two years the City Council has an opportunity to rearrange its committees. Committee Chairs and the subject matter for the committees often change. This year is no different. The current changes were adopted by Resolution 30437 which describes the committee chairs, membership and meeting times of the standing committees of the Seattle City Council for 2002 and 2003.


Urban Politics #24: Council Committee Assignments

January 19th, 1998

Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are listed below. Note that some of the committee names have changed to allow each Committee Chair to be involved in concerns of interest to that Chair. In my particular case, I’ve titled my Committee “Culture, Arts and Parks” to broaden the involvement of the committee from parks to cultural and arts activities throughout the city, including libraries. The library bond issue itself will be handled by a City Council Committee of the Whole, chaired by City Council President Sue Donaldson. I’m also the Vice-Chair for the Neighborhoods Committee, a member of the Utilities Committee and the Alternate on the Transportation Committee.