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Tag: Department of Design

Urban Politics #165: The Lure Of Biotech Industry Jobs

September 17th, 2003

The City, under the Mayor’s guidance, has set upon a course of attracting biotech industries to Seattle and to the South Lake Union neighborhood in particular. With Seattle’s unemployment rate being one of the highest in the nation for a major urban area, pursuing this industry appears to be a “no-brainer”.

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Urban Politics #151: Monorail Update

March 27th, 2003

At my Neighborhood, Arts & Civil Rights Committee, my proposed Resolution 30587 establishing a Monorail Technical Advisory Panel (MTAP) was passed and will now be voted on by the Full Council this Monday.

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Urban Politics #109: A Roundtable Discussion On Artists’ Spaces

May 20th, 2001

Join me this Tuesday, May 22, 2001,from 10:30AM to 12:00 PM at The Dome Room in the Arctic Building, 700 3rd Ave, at 3rd Ave & Cherry Street. (enter through the side entrance, off Cherry Street) for a discussion on artists’ spaces.

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Urban Politics #108: Film: Shooting-In-Seattle

May 13th, 2001

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), for the first time ever, will feature local filmmakers and their projects in a special series, “On Location – Shooting in Seattle”. As part of this new event – which I initiated – films shot and produced in Seattle, including narrative feature films, documentaries, short films and featurettes, will compete for a “A Shooting in Seattle Recognition Award” to be announced on June 17th at the Golden Space Needle awards ceremony.

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Urban Politics #101: School Playfield Legislation

February 26th, 2001

Last week the City Council passed (7 – 0) Council Bill 113156 amending the Land Use Code to allow lighting standards up to 100 feet for public school playfield lighting. The actual placement of the standards would still be subject to SEPA review or subject to special conditions imposed upon their use in the four high school athletic complexes improved through the February 1988 Levy. Current laws limit lighting in existing public school sites to 30 or 35 feet in residential zones.

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Urban Politics #92: All Ages Dance Ordinace (AADO)

September 4th, 2000

On August 21, by a 7-1 vote, the City Council passed the All-Ages Dance Ordinance. Councilmember Conlin and I co-sponsored this legislation, which repealed and replaced the Teen Dance Ordinance. The law would govern the admittance of those under 18 to dances and dance events.

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