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    April City Inside/Out: Council Edition

    This month I joined Councilmembers Godden and Harrell for Brian Callanan’s City Inside/Out Seattle Channel Show. We talked about minimum wage enforcement, filling the Council vacancy, encampments, and other topics. You can watch below:

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    Creating a more pedestrian-friendly Seattle

    Today the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee voted on a CB 118327 which establishes a new “pedestrian designation” in 40 neighborhoods throughout Seattle. A pedestrian-designation is a tool to support the development of walkable business districts in the City. The local businesses that make up our business districts bring the people and create […]

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    Councilmember O’Brien to Keynote UW Earth Day Celebration, Unveil New Shell Oil Resolution

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/21/2015
    Councilmember O’Brien to Keynote UW Earth Day Celebration, Unveil New Shell Oil Resolution
    SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien will keynote the University of Washington’s Earth Day celebration tomorrow, speaking to…

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    Council selects eight finalists for Position #9 vacancy

    The Council voted today to select eight finalists for Council Position #9, vacated by Sally Clark, who resigned on April 13. Below are the finalists, listed in alphabetical order, with links to their cover letters and resumes: Jan Drago Noel Frame Sharon Lee Sharon Maeda David Moseley John Okamoto Sheley Secrest Alec Stephens The finalists […]

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    Action Summary, Monday, April 20, 2015

    Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, April 20, 2015 Councilmember Licata was excused.    PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 1. Appt 00034 CONFIRMED (7-0) Appointment and Oath of Office of Harold Scoggins as Seattle Fire Department Chief.   FULL COUNCIL 2. Appt 00060 CONFIRMED (7-0) Reappointment of Todd […]

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    Council Selects 8 Finalists for Vacancy Consideration, Hearing this Friday

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/20/2015
    Council Selects 8 Finalists for Vacancy Consideration, Hearing this Friday
    SEATTLE – City Council today selected 8 finalists to consider for filling the remaining term of vacant Council Position 9 today. Forty-four …

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    Council Confirms Harold Scoggins as Fire Chief

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/20/2015
    Council Confirms Harold Scoggins as Fire Chief
    SEATTLE – City Council voted unanimously to confirm Harold Scoggins as the next Chief of the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) today. Scoggins comes to Seattle after workin…

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    Calling all gardeners!

    Biking through Vancouver B.C. last summer I enjoyed its many greenways and became enamored with the bright, lush and creative street side gardens. Its Green Streets Program encourages neighbors to adopt a planting area; some are marked as “available for adoption”, and other sites are created by the individual community members themselves. The gardens aren’t […]

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    Transportation Progress

    Two separate efforts by the Seattle Department of Transportation that have received attention recently should be celebrated. First, the Council received an update earlier this month about the School Zone Traffic Safety Cameras. Nine Seattle schools currently have these cameras…

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    YOU’RE INVITED! Join an the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Online Meeting April 20th

    You’re invited to join an online meeting about the draft Transportation Levy to Move Seattle proposal introduced by Mayor Murray last month. The meeting will be hosted by Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly and staff on Monday, April 20, from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. The online format will allow you to learn about […]

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