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Tag: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Urban Politics #100: The WIN Franchise

February 12th, 2001

Today the City Council unanimously approved a new cable franchise to allow Western Integrated Networks (WIN) the right to lay a new fiber network throughout the city. The existing two cable franchises cover only sectors of the city. WIN’s entrance into our market means that there will be more competition between the cable companies to deliver improved and quality cable and high speed, broad band internet services to Seattle residents.

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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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