Archive for 'Councilmember Burgess'
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:[Full Post]
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…[Full Post]
The following article was sent out in my City View Newsletter, which you can sign up to receive here. Every child in our city deserves a strong and fair start. The Seattle City Council took another step today to provide…[Full Post]
Posted: April 7th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced this morning that she will step down from her position on the City Council effective 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, to take on a new challenge at the University of Washington. Here is the statement…[Full Post]
Posted: April 2nd, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
The Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out program has a new show on the implementation of the Seattle Preschool Program. I joined host Brian Callanan on a panel that included School Board Director Stephan Blandford, Jonathan Knapp of the Seattle Education Association,…[Full Post]
Posted: March 25th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Yesterday at my Council committee a panel of preschool providers spoke to us about their programs, the children they serve, and some of the elements that make their classrooms high-quality. It is always good to hear from those working directly…[Full Post]
Posted: March 19th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Seattle property owners may notice some good news in their recently received 2015 tax rate: overall, it is $9.27 per $1,000 of assessed value, a 10% decrease from the 2014 rate. And if you look only at the City’s portion…[Full Post]
Posted: March 13th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Chief O’Toole has taken a significant step toward rebuilding the public’s trust and confidence in our Police Department in the hiring of four new assistant police chiefs and a new chief technology officer. It’s a bold step. A very correct…[Full Post]
My committee received a briefing yesterday morning on the Mayor’s Implementation Plan for the Seattle Preschool Program. While the Council approved the structure and foundations of the program last summer (and these elements were affirmed by voters in November), there…[Full Post]
Posted: March 5th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
This morning the House Judiciary Committee of the Washington State Legislature held a hearing on HB 1739, legislation that would repeal the death penalty in favor of a sentence of life in prison. As I’ve written previously, the death penalty…[Full Post]
Posted: February 18th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.