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Urban Politics #96: The City Budget

December 5th, 2000

Two weeks ago the City Council passed the new biennium budget (years 2001 and 2002) for the City of Seattle. The City’s total proposed budget, which includes state, federal and other outside funds totals approximately $2.41 billion for 2001 and $2.48 billion in 2002. The City’s general fund, which excludes utility revenues, all outside grants and many other sources, amounts to $606 million for 2001 and $628 for 2002. By state law the City must have a balanced budget so our expenditures cannot exceed our revenues.

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Urban Politics #89: The Monorail Report

July 5th, 2000

This issue of Urban Politics (UP) may provide more information than you want to know about the monorail. But if you do read on, you will know the history of how the City got to its present status with regards to its obligation to build a monorail. You will also know what the current political thinking is on the Council and what other options citizens are proposing.

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Urban Politics #41: Technical Difficulties – Way Beyond My Control

July 6th, 1998

Urban Politics has not been published for the last several weeks because my computer tried to head south for the summer. After countless of hours, I’ve succeeded in keeping around. Why is it that we readily expect auto mechanics to fix our autos but we suffer under the illusion (at least I do) that we can fix our computers because it’s just a “software” problem. It may be software on a computer, but it’s a hard ware on one’s patience.

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