Last year, the National Partnership for Women and Families reported that the Seattle area has one of the widest wage gaps in the nation: on average, women make 73 cents for every dollar men earn. City leaders, responding to a request from the Women’s Commission, studied our own gender wage gap and learned we’re not off the hook: the City’s gender wage gap is 99 cents on the dollar and much worse in certain departments.
As chair of the Seattle City Council’s first committee to oversee the work to … Continue Reading »[More]
Posted: August 27th, 2014 under Councilmember Godden.
Councilmember Jean Godden
Councilmember Godden Statement on Acting Parks Superintendent Williams
SEATTLE - Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden, Chair of the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee, released the following statement in response to Christopher Williams stepping down as Acting Superintendent of the Department of Parks and Recreation:
"When I became Chair of the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, and Gender Pay Equity Committee in January, Christopher Williams reached out and was a great help to me.
"His job as Parks Superintendent is a very visible and stressful one. I have been a great admirer of how well Christopher has handled responsibilities, especially during the great recession, when the Parks Department lost about 20 percent of its general fund support. Even in difficult years, there were some amazing successes – the opening of a Belltown Community Center, the renovation of Kinnear Park and the Maple Leaf Reservoir, just to name a few.
"I look forward to continue working with Christopher in his role as Deputy Parks Superintendent to build a strong Seattle Parks District and to secure the future of our great parks system for generations to come."[More]
Posted: August 20th, 2014 under News Releases.
Posted: August 19th, 2014 under Councilmember Rasmussen.
Marination is a crazy, runaway success story that co-owner Kamala Saxton likes to talk about. The story began five years ago when Kamala and co-owner Roz Edison, had some financial reverses, like many of us who weathered the Great Recession.
Roz and Kamala became acquainted while both were working in educational programs in Boston. Kamala, a one-time Seattleite who grew up in Hawaii and California, has degrees in education and public policy and a professional background at the Gates Foundation. Roz, who was born in Greece and has lived in Romania, is Chinese and Filipina and … Continue Reading »[More]
Posted: August 19th, 2014 under Councilmember Godden.
Posted: August 13th, 2014 under Councilmember O'Brien.