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Tag: Urban Politics

Urban Politics #352 – Seattle’s Minimum Wage makes us a World Class City

June 5th, 2014

This week the Seattle City Council’s passage of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage legislation, Ord_124490, positions Seattle as a national leader in promoting sustainable economic development while also providing decent paying jobs. Seattle will show what a true world class city is: a city where all classes live in the same world, where they receive fair […]


Urban Politics #341: Medical Marijuana Land Use Rules

October 14th, 2013

Approving marijuana land use regulations in Seattle has proven uniquely challenging.


Urban Politics #340: Don’t Give Up

October 7th, 2013

I have often found that change doesn’t come as quickly as I’ve hoped for, despite my best efforts. Hard to say why that’s true.


Urban Politics #338: Job Assistance Legislation – Giving People a Second Chance

June 6th, 2013

Seattle joins Hawaii, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Newark, New Jersey and Minnesota as having enacted some version of a “ban the box” law for private employers.


Urban Politics #335 Earth Day & Green Buildings

April 22nd, 2013

As we celebrate Earth Day today, I thought you should know about a green buildings resolution I have introduced, seeking to enhance the City’s green building programs.