Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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Posts for 'Race & Social Justice'

Council Hears Options for Homeowners Struggling in Seattle

March 26th, 2014

I agree that the City must find new, creative ways to provide assistance to Seattle homeowners who are struggling.


History and Background on the Minimum Wage

January 17th, 2014

Increases in the minimum wage are being considered at a variety of levels, from the federal to the city. As part of the city’s consideration of an increase in the minimum wage, I’ll be occasionally sending out a series of short essays/blog posts to add depth and background to the ongoing discussion. History & Background […]


Health Care Coverage is Here

September 25th, 2013

Do you need to find a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget? Well, here is a new way for you to find, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder. Residents of Seattle can get help enrolling at a free event coming up: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m. […]


Diversity in Artist Housing

September 23rd, 2013

A new affordable artist live/work buidling being built in Rainier Valley is seeking artists of color.


Council Receives New Home Foreclosure Report; Proposes Permanent Solutions, Not Short Term Fixes

September 11th, 2013

Washington’s twin negative equity and foreclosure crises are steadily growing worse


We Can’t Wait

July 19th, 2013

Surely we can find the political will and the resources to fulfill our promise that these families with children should not have to sleep in cars, in abandoned buildings or outdoors.


Fast Food Worker Nation?

July 10th, 2013

We’ll hear from both workers and policy experts from the National Employment Law Project on conditions facing fast food workers and what the industry trends might mean for Seattle.


Seattle Isn’t Building Our Way Toward Affordable Rents

July 3rd, 2013

A greater demand for housing translates into higher rent. Until we embrace this reality, we will be a dog chasing our tail.


A People’s Theatre Joint!

June 24th, 2013

Check out “Nights at the Neptune: A People’s Theatre Joint,” featuring 8 art projects running through September 17.


Assistance from the Council for Nickelsville?

May 30th, 2013

For the City to address the health and safety of current residents, address the concerns of neighbors, and support the Food Lifeline project we must work together to find a way to facilitate the relocation of the residents of the Nickelsville encampment.