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    Council President Burgess, Councilmembers Rasmussen and Godden release statement on Seawall project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/21/2015
    Council President Burgess, Councilmembers Rasmussen and Godden release statement on Seawall project
    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess, transportation committee chair Tom Rasmussen and Alaskan Way seawall commi…

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    Seattle for Washington in Action

    Several years ago, former Council President Richard Conlin created the Seattle for Washington program. Councilmembers met with elected officials from around the state to build relationships and to discuss mutual interests and areas of concern. The message was simple: Seattle…

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    Council President Burgess’ Statement on Seattle Public Schools Decision to Operate Seattle Preschool Program Classrooms

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/19/2015
    Council President Burgess’ Statement on Seattle Public Schools Decision to Operate Seattle Preschool Program Classrooms
    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess issued the following statement in response to the decis…

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    Education Funding: The State in Contempt

    Yesterday the Washington State Supreme Court found the State in continued contempt of the Court’s order to provide full funding for education. Good for the Court! “Ample provision for the education of all children” is the State’s “paramount duty” according…

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    Council Approves Gun Safety Measures

    The Full Council voted unanimously yesterday to approve the gun violence tax and mandatory reporting of lost and stolen firearms. Every day, the general public pays the enormous cost of gun violence. Gun violence is a public health crisis in…

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    Council President Burgess’ statement on the passage of gun safety measures

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/10/2015
    Council President Burgess’ statement on the passage of gun safety measures
    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess issued the following statement today after the Full Council unanimously voted to approve the gun vio…

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    Gun Safety Measures Pass Committee

    The Council’s Education and Governance Committee voted this morning to approve two gun safety measures: a gun violence tax on the sellers of firearms and ammunition and a requirement to report lost and stolen firearms to the police. The gun…

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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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