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    Council Conversations at Hugo House

    I appear in the November edition of Council Conversations, filmed at Hugo House. Host Josephine Cheng and I discuss the City budget, creating the Office of Labor Standards, homelessness, medical marijuana, and Seattle governance once districts arrive i...[More]

    Motion to Consider Limited Fossil Fuel Divestment Passes

    The intent is to do only what’s responsible to the pension-system and t0 those invested in it, using the most cost-efficient timing.[More]

    Clearing a Path: Improving Seattle Police’s Towing Practices

    On November 12 a crash occurred on the West Seattle Bridge during morning rush hour. Our Fire and Police Departments immediately responded to the scene. There were no injuries, but the disabled vehicle blocked the eastbound left lane. A tow truck did not arrive for nearly ninety minutes, resulting in major delays across West Seattle […][More]

    Councilmembers Godden, O’Brien Announce Accelerated Green Lake Algae Cleanup

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/20/2014 Councilmembers Godden, O'Brien Announce Accelerated Green Lake Algae Cleanup SEATTLE - Councilmembers Jean Godden and Mike O'Brien announced today that funding was unanimously recommended by the Council's Budget...[More]

    Kshama Sawant Arrested at Protest Against Alaska Airlines’ Attempts to Block $15/hour for Airport Workers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/20/2014 Kshama Sawant Arrested at Protest Against Alaska Airlines' Attempts to Block $15/hour for Airport Workers SEATTLE - Councilmember Kshama Sawant was released from jail after being arrested while protesting Alaska...[More]

    Budget 2015

    We’re just about to end our work adopting a City budget for 2015. Each year we go through hours of review and discussion about available revenue, efficiency, effectiveness and values. This year’s review, wrapping with a Full Council vote Monday, Nov. 24, like most others I’ve had the privilege to be part of, has focused […][More]

    Preschool Next Steps and Community Meetings

    I joined Mayor Murray and Superintendent Nyland at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club today to announce the next steps for development of the Seattle Preschool Program. The City will be forming an advisory committee of providers, parents, teachers,...[More]

    Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on Woodland Park Zoo’s Elephant Move

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/19/2014 Councilmember Bagshaw's Statement on Woodland Park Zoo's Elephant Move Seattle - Councilmember Sally Bagshaw issued the following statement regarding the Woodland Park Zoo's announcement today that the elephant pr...[More]

    Community Meetings on Housing Affordability

    The 28-member Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee established by the City Council and Mayor Murray is now up and running. In the next few weeks there will be three community meetings where you can provide input into their deliberations....[More]

    Council Secures City Support for Urban Rest Stop Funding

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/18/2014 SEATTLE - Councilmember Sally Bagshaw issued the following statement today after completing a visit with patrons of the Urban Rest Stop downtown location: "Hygiene is a critical weapon in the fight against conta...[More]