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Urban Politics #169: A Review Of The 2004 City Budget

December 2nd, 2003

Last week, the Seattle City Council passed the 2004 budget totaling $2.6 billion, of which $666,079,571 were in General Fund revenues and $666,078,194 in General Fund expenditures. The balance of the budget consists of funds outside the general fund. This mostly consists of funds within the “enterprise” departments of City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. Their revenues and expenditures are kept separate from the rest of the City’s budget since they are supported by their ratepayers and not the general taxpayers of Seattle.

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Urban Politics #159: Monorail Station Areas Brown Bag

June 8th, 2003

On Tuesday, June 10, the City Neighborhood Council and I will co-host a “brown bag” on monorail station areas.

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Urban Politics #142: Neighborhood Planning Gathering

November 5th, 2002

The Neighborhood Planning Committee of the City Neighborhood Council is being restarted and as part of that effort is holding a city-wide Neighborhood Planning Gathering this coming Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Pritchard Beach Bathhouse, 8500 South Grattan.

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Urban Politics #126: Neighborhood Advisory Gathering

February 26th, 2002

On Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, I will be convening the first of a tri-yearly Neighborhoods Advisory Gathering. The first one will be held at the Garfield Community Center (2323 East Cherry), so please mark your calendars.

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Urban Politics #121: New Dept Of Neighborhoods Head

January 10th, 2002

On December 19th I sent a letter, along with CM Richard Conlin, to our new Mayor Elect Greg Nickels, asking that as the incoming and outgoing chairs of the Council Committee with policy and legislative oversight of the Department of Neighborhoods, we thought it critical to address the subject of the hiring process for the new director.

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Urban Politics #85: Pro Parks 2000 Recommendations

April 3rd, 2000

The Pro Parks 2000 Citizen Committee’s preliminary proposal for funding Seattle neighborhood park, recreation and open space projects will be presented at six workshops (the first was tonight).

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Urban Politics #70: City Light Rate Increase

September 11th, 1999

Seattle City Light has proposed overall electric rates to increase by an average of 3.1% in each of the next three years. For more than half of Seattle’s residential customers, bills would increase less than a dollar per month in 2000. For 37% of the users it would be twenty-five cents a month and the rate climbs steeply for those who consume the most electricity. Qualified low-income customers would continue to receive low-income rates that are half of the regular residential rates.

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