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Tag: Seattle Public Library

Urban Politics #187: City Council Passes the Budget

November 12th, 2004

Each budget season I try to provide a quick synopsis of how the Council has altered the City Budget as the Mayor presented it to us. In this Urban Politics, I’ve borrowed generously from our staff’s summary. In a few places I’ve added some commentary or abbreviated the material, but overall I’m presenting information as our staff has summarized it. I believe it provides a fair summary the changes the Council made to the new City Budget.


Urban Politics #28: Reflections

March 8th, 1998

I had hoped to publish Urban Politics weekly but as I find the constituent, community and staff flow of memos and requests, (about 30 pieces of mail a day, plus an equal number of emails), I realize now that UP may more likely go bi-weekly.


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.


Urban Politics #24: Council Committee Assignments

January 19th, 1998

Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are listed below. Note that some of the committee names have changed to allow each Committee Chair to be involved in concerns of interest to that Chair. In my particular case, I’ve titled my Committee “Culture, Arts and Parks” to broaden the involvement of the committee from parks to cultural and arts activities throughout the city, including libraries. The library bond issue itself will be handled by a City Council Committee of the Whole, chaired by City Council President Sue Donaldson. I’m also the Vice-Chair for the Neighborhoods Committee, a member of the Utilities Committee and the Alternate on the Transportation Committee.