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    December Council Edition

    The December episode of Council Edition is available online. Councilmembers Godden, Harrell and I join host Brian Callanan to discuss Downtown protests, the Viaduct, medical marijuana, cleaning up the Duwamish river, and more.
     

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    A week in Councilmember Clark’s office

    Guest Post by Hallie Huffaker Coming in as a weeklong intern randomly in December with no experience in government work, I was not expecting much from my time in Councilmember Clark’s office. However, I was blown away with the amount I have been able to see, learn and help out with despite my lack of […]

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    Councilmember Harrell Statement on Launch of Body Camera Pilot

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/18/2014
    Councilmember Harrell Statement on Launch of Body Camera Pilot
    SEATTLE – Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of theCouncil’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, issued the following statement regar…

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    Looking Outside for Assistant Police Chiefs

    Earlier this week, Chief O’Toole announced that she is opening up the five assistant chief positions in the police department to a competitive application process. Within the department, members at the rank of lieutenant and above can apply. In an…

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    Housing affordability committee needs your voice

    The City took our first steps this past September toward creating a plan for housing –particularly affordable housing — in Seattle by launching a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. The group has until the end of May to report back to the Mayor and Council with a vision and recommendations for how to achieve […]

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    WSDOT Update to Council 12-15-14

    I’m no engineer. But I am a Seattleite who cares deeply about the city’s waterfront, long fenced off from the city by an aging two-story viaduct that’s due for replacement. And, as a city councilmember vitally interested in the welfare of the city, I am listening these days to engineers who can tell me what’s happening as contractors tunnel beneath our streets.

    WF 1For those reasons and others, I was deeply grateful to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the engineers and officials who came to a Seattle City Council Monday morning to brief the council on issues involving the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project.

    In recent days, the Seattle Times and other local media have been reporting on a soil settlement of … Continue Reading »

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    Action Summary, Monday, December 15, 2014

    Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, December 15, 2014  Councilmember Clark was excused.      FULL COUNCIL: 1.  Res. 31559 ADOPTED (8-0) Of the City Council of the City of Seattle, Washington, calling for the annexation, by election, of contiguous unincorporated territory to the City of Seattle consisting of portions of […]

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    Academics Unite Behind Investments in Early Childhood Education

    Last month, leading academics in the field of early childhood education released a statement summarizing the benefits of increased investment in this arena. Hundreds of professors and researchers from across the country have joined the sixty-one founding signatories to show…

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    Council President Tim Burgess responds to Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project update

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/15/2014
    Council President Tim Burgess responds to Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project update

    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess issued the following statement today after the Washington State Department of Trans…

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    LGBTQ at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

    Bearing Witness at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on December 17th.

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