Tag: Seattle Center

The Art of Social Change

October 8th, 2012

This Friday, I will participate on a panel for the Social Change Symposium’s “Arts Education & Racial Justice” workshop to be held at Seattle Center.

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Urban Politics #295: The Fun Forest Site’s Future

June 29th, 2010

Seattle Center director Robert Nellams will recommend to the Mayor his project choice for redevelopment of the former Fun Forest site in late August or early September. This past March, he proposed issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop all or some portion of the 1½ acre Fun Forest south area. This was in response to public reaction to a March 9th press conference announcing the Center’s partnership with the Space Needle to build a Dale Chihuly museum there.

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Urban Politics #248: Council Votes

February 11th, 2008

I co-sponsored Resolution 31041, along with Councilmembers Richard Conlin and Richard McIver, urging the State Legislature to adopt legislation to require local municipalities to record their executive sessions. Currently there is no requirement in law requiring governing bodies to keep a verbatim record of discussions conducted in executive, which are closed to the public.

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Urban Politics #214: A Proposal for the Seattle Center, Arts, Arts Education and Tourism

May 3rd, 2006

This proposal is a State Legislative financial package that does not subsidize the Seattle Sonics, but does allow them to use the Key Arena in a profitable manner by eliminating the current outstanding debt on that facility. It does not provide the Sonics with, as they have requested, a new facility.

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Urban Politics #191: Monday’s Votes On…

February 28th, 2005

At this Monday’s Full Council Meeting, two important votes were taken. The first was to sell about 12 acres of city land next to the Seattle Center to the Gates Foundation. The second was to locate the new downtown service center for homeless men, else known as the downtown hygiene center in the Morrison Hotel on Third Avenue, north of Yesler. I voted for both. The first measure passed unanimously and the second was an 8 to 1 (Drago) vote.

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Urban Politics #182: Monorail Alignment

July 11th, 2004

The City Council has recently taken three important actions on the monorail project regarding the alignment, transit-way agreement, and independent financial review. Each action is described below, along with other monorail-related work the Council will take up in the future.

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Urban Politics #67: Arboretum-Lakeside Trail

July 6th, 1999

The Culture, Arts and Parks Committee (CAP) will hold a public hearing on the Arboretum-Lakeside Trail on Wednesday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located in the Municipal Building at 600 4th Avenue.

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Urban Politics #62: Fall Levy Renewal Ballot

May 3rd, 1999

The Mayor has proposed renewing a 1991 Levy this fall to provide funding for both the Seattle Center and neighborhood community centers. The 1991 levy expires this year; a renewal of it would not result in an increase in current property taxes. If approved by 50% of the voters, the new eight-year levy rate would be 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, the same as the current levy.

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