Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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The Nation magazine’s 2012 Progressive Honor Roll

January 2nd, 2013

The Nation magazine named me Most Valuable Local Official in their 2012 Progressive Honor Roll. It’s a great honor to be included here, and I really appreciate their mentioning my sense of humor! I’ve copied an excerpt from the article below. Most Valuable Local Official: Nick Licata When Local Progress, a network of progressive local […]


Council Converations on the Great Wheel

November 9th, 2012

I appear on the November edition of the Seattle Channel program Council Conversations. It’s filmed on the Great Wheel on the Downtown waterfront. As host Josephine Cheng and I as travel in a gondola, we talk about my growing up in Cleveland, working in the insurance field, the Seattle Center, rental housing inspection, paid sick […]


Seattle Symphony at City Hall

January 23rd, 2012

On Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 2012 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, new Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot will conduct his first free community concert with the Symphony on the main floor at City Hall.


City Inside/Out: October Council Edition

October 13th, 2011

Councilmembers Nick Licata and Bruce Harrell along with Council President Richard Conlin sit down with host Brian Callanan for a lively discussion of City issues.


Film Forum – Glacial Balance

September 29th, 2011

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Check out the film Glacial Balance, which was screened during my Sept. 28th City Council committee meeting. The film, by Ethan Steinman, is a documentary on the Andean glaciers and the lives of those who depend on them for survival. Although those glaciers are far away, they portend climate changes Seattle cannot escape.


Melissa Hines

April 8th, 2011

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Melissa Hines, director of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ funding programs and leader of the office’s arts education initiative passed away Friday, April 8th, from leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was 63.


Committee meetings to begin with films

July 28th, 2010

This afternoon’s committee meeting marks the beginning of a new tradition: every second committee meeting of the month will now begin with the screening of a film excerpt, relevant to issues discussed at committee. Today, three shorts by Seattle animator Webster Crowell titled “Last Call” will be featured. Each film utilizes recordings of street sounds […]