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Urban Politics #84: Two Percent For Art Delayed

March 12th, 2000

Last Monday, March 6th, 2000, the City Council once again rejected to vote on my legislation to increase the percent for arts to two percent. I recognized that there were only four votes in favor of passage at this time, and if a vote had been taken the legislation would have been clearly defeated.

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Urban Politics #83: A New Aquarium On The Waterfront

February 27th, 2000

The Parks Department working with the Seattle Aquarium Society (SEAS) is proposing to demolish the present Aquarium and replace it with a new one. Building permits would be issued next year and construction would begin in 2002. The present 68,000 sq. ft. facility would be replaced by one ranging in size from 155,000 to 200,000 sq. ft. Preliminary schematic designs are scheduled to be provided to the City Council in mid-March.

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Urban Politics #58: Metropolitan Park District (MPD)

March 4th, 1999

This legislative session has seen a flurry of lobbying activity in Olympia around changes being made to Metropolitan Park Districts. The City and the Zoo Society are advocating for these changes to provide for more funding opportunities for the Zoo, possibly the Aquarium, and city parks.

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Urban Politics #25: Introducing My Staff

January 25th, 1998

Lisa Herbold and Newell Aldrich are my two full time Legislative Assistants. Lisa was my campaign manager and is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. She has been with the Tenants Union for the last 5 years. Newell is a graduate of the UW with a dual degree in Political Sci. and Spanish. He handled press relations during the campaign. Prior to the campaign he had been Co-Chair of the Ralph Nader Washington State Campaign for Democracy. Frank Video, a former member of the Seattle Arts Commission and an established artist, is coming on as a half-time Legislative Assistant in February. Frank also preceded me as President of the 911 Media Arts Center. He attended the University of Washington and majored in Communications Research.

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