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    More on Housing Recommendations

    The City Council has begun consideration of the 65 recommendations from the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee (HALA). We will spend 18 to 24 months learning about, discussing, and considering these recommendations. They involve a wide range of…

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    Councilmembers Issue Statements on Death of Donnie Chin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/25/2015
    Councilmembers Issue Statements on Death of Donnie Chin
    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Councilmember John Okamoto issued the following statements in response to the tragic d…

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    Affordable Housing and Single Family Zones

    This afternoon the Council’s Select Committee on Housing Affordability will be briefed on Mayor Murray’s proposal to increase affordable housing options in the city. Housing costs eat up more than half of the income of about 45,000 households in Seattle…

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    Affordable Housing and Single Family Zones

    This afternoon the Council’s Select Committee on Housing Affordability will be briefed on Mayor Murray’s proposal to increase affordable housing options in the city. Housing costs eat up more than half of the income of about 45,000 households in Seattle…

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    The Hard Work of Innovative Policing

    Two weeks ago I spoke on a panel at a White House forum on innovations in policing about Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. The LEAD program allows the police and prosecutors to redirect nonviolent, low level adult offenders…

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    A Common Sense Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

    The following op-ed article was published yesterday in the Slog. Every year taxpayers in Seattle pay for millions of dollars of emergency medical care for people who have been shot. It’s time for the gun industry to chip in to…

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    Council to Act on Gun Violence Tax, Mandatory Reporting of Lost and Stolen Firearms

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/8/2015
    Council to Act on Gun Violence Tax,
    Mandatory Reporting of Lost and Stolen Firearms
    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess proposed two pieces of legislation today as part of the City’s latest effort to improve g…

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    First Seattle Preschool Program Providers Selected

    Mayor Murray announced today the first providers selected to participate in the Seattle Preschool Program. It is a strong group of high quality preschool providers. You can read the Mayor’s release here. This is an exciting moment. Full day, affordable,…

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    Seeking Ethics and Elections Commission Applicants

    The City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC). The deadline to apply is this coming Tuesday, June 30. The SEEC ensures an honest electoral process and an ethic of principled…

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    Councilmembers Call for New Plan to Manage Population Growth, Address Displacement

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/19/2015
    Councilmembers Call for New Plan to Manage Population Growth, Address Displacement
    SEATTLE – Seattle is expected to gain 120,000 new residents and 115,000 new jobs by the year 2035, and the City is in the midst of a…

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