Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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Letter to Ethics and Elections Commission Requesting Ethics Code Fix

October 20th, 2015

Below is a press statement from earlier today regarding a request to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission re: closing a loophole Councilmember Licata Calls for Fix to Ethics Code in Response to Developer Shakedown SEATTLE – Councilmember Nick Licata delivered a letter to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (SEEC) today, asking that the […]


Council passes marijuana regulations, policies

July 14th, 2015

On Monday, July 13 the City Council passed Council Bill 118419, to create a new marijuana regulatory license. All marijuana-related businesses will be required to attain this license by July 1, 2016. On the same date, state law will require a license from the Liquor and Cannabis Board in order for businesses to continue operations. […]


UP #371: Municipal Broadband Lunch’N’Learn

June 15th, 2015

On the heels of the City’s just-published broadband study, come listen to what one expert has to say about municipal broadband in Seattle this Thursday at noon in City Hall.


UP #370: Arts Community Reception for Candidates

June 9th, 2015

What do you see as the most challenging arts issues facing Seattle? If you were a Councilmember, how would you advance the arts in Seattle?


Council selects eight finalists for Position #9 vacancy

April 20th, 2015

The Council voted today to select eight finalists for Council Position #9, vacated by Sally Clark, who resigned on April 13. Below are the finalists, listed in alphabetical order, with links to their cover letters and resumes: Jan Drago Noel Frame Sharon Lee Sharon Maeda David Moseley John Okamoto Sheley Secrest Alec Stephens The finalists […]


Participatory Budgeting update

January 30th, 2015

On January 27 we held the first forum on Participatory Budgeting, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a city budget. We’ll look to hold a second meeting within the next month or so. We saw a presentation by Ginny Browne of the Participatory Budgeting Project, and she […]


I will not seek re-election

January 21st, 2015

Today I announced that I will not seek re-election. I want to thank all the community people I’ve worked with for their support. I intend to be fully engaged for the rest of this year—there is much to be done. My statement is below. Councilmember Licata Will Not Seek Re-Election SEATTLE – Councilmember Nick Licata […]


The Nation magazine feature on Local Progress

December 12th, 2014

The Nation magazine published an interesting feature on Local Progress, a network of progressive urban elected officials from around the country that I wrote about recently. You can read it here.  


UP #361 – A Progressive Movement Arises

December 9th, 2014

Let’s make democracy more responsive by removing artificial hurdles that hinder voting.


Motion to Consider Limited Fossil Fuel Divestment Passes

November 21st, 2014

The intent is to do only what’s responsible to the pension-system and t0 those invested in it, using the most cost-efficient timing.