Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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Posts for 'Public Safety'

Urban Politics #324: How Do We Ensure We Aren’t a City with Homeless Children Sleeping Outdoors?

July 19th, 2012

I believe that this is a goal that we can accomplish.


We finally have a bill…read more here about the Rental Housing Registration and Inspection Program Legislation

July 13th, 2012

The vast majority of rental units in the city meet basic standards of habitability; still, we know that some units that do not.


Neighbors Win Pedestrian Improvements

June 22nd, 2012

Sometimes we forget to celebrate the small victories.


Reflections on and Response to Gun Violence

June 6th, 2012

Town Hall’s memorial to Gloria Leonidas is inspired by this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”


Liquor Control Board to Decide on Extended Hours Rule

May 25th, 2012

The State Liquor Control Board will make a decision on the Extended Hours Rule on May 30.


Committee Decision about Rental Housing Inspection Program Legislation

May 9th, 2012

Next steps: Develop legislation reflecting committee direction


Making Good Progress

May 2nd, 2012

I am happy to report that the Human Services Department (HSD) has made strong progress in supporting the Council’s effort to shelter all families this year.


Standing Room Only Meeting of the Committee to End Homelessness and Rental Housing Inspections

April 25th, 2012

This morning, the Governing Board of the Committee to End Homelessness (of which I’m a member) received a visit from a lot folks who don’t normally attend to these meetings.  The group calls itself “Occupy the Committee to End Homelessness.”  They are people who are concerned that since the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness […]


Giving Peace a Dance at the Center House

April 23rd, 2012

My fondest memory to date of Seattle Center is when it was the site of Seattle’s longest running 24-hour dance marathon: Give Peace a Dance.


Highlights of the West Seattle Chamber Annual Awards Program

April 18th, 2012

Starting the morning out on Alki is always a great beginning to the day.