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Urban Politics #267: The New City Budget

November 24th, 2008

With the new 2009-10 biennial budget the Council has woven a very broad tapestry of legislation. A good deal of the credit goes to the four councilmembers, including the leadership of Budget Chair Jean Godden and Council President Richard Conlin, who negotiated with the deputy mayor to bring forward a budget package.


Urban Politics #49: Library Citizen Review Panel Resolution

November 2nd, 1998

At today’s City Council Meeting my Resolution 29846 passed unanimously with the active support of the City’s Librarian Deborah Jacobs and the Library Board President Betty Jane Narver. The resolution requests that the Library Board commit to enhanced financial reporting to the public in the implementation of the “Libraries for All” Bond capital plan (PROPOSITION ONE) and establish a Citizen Implementation Review Panel. The Seattle Library Board will take up this resolution at their next board meeting.


Urban Politics #41: Technical Difficulties – Way Beyond My Control

July 6th, 1998

Urban Politics has not been published for the last several weeks because my computer tried to head south for the summer. After countless of hours, I’ve succeeded in keeping around. Why is it that we readily expect auto mechanics to fix our autos but we suffer under the illusion (at least I do) that we can fix our computers because it’s just a “software” problem. It may be software on a computer, but it’s a hard ware on one’s patience.


Urban Politics #37: Cap Meeting Agenda

May 25th, 1998

Wednesday, May 27th, at 2:00 PM
Meeting in the Council Chambers, 11th Floor, 600 4th Ave.


Urban Politics #28: Reflections

March 8th, 1998

I had hoped to publish Urban Politics weekly but as I find the constituent, community and staff flow of memos and requests, (about 30 pieces of mail a day, plus an equal number of emails), I realize now that UP may more likely go bi-weekly.