Archive for 'Councilmember Burgess'
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released its 2014 State of Preschool report this week. It rates states on preschool access, public funding, and quality measures. Washington’s report card is here. Our state ranks 33rd in access for…[Full Post]
Posted: May 12th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
There was media coverage over the weekend about the proposed SODO arena and I want to provide some context for my comments. The City, King County and the Hansen group have a legally binding agreement related to the SODO arena….[Full Post]
Posted: May 11th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Tomorrow the City Council will wear jeans for #denimday, part of Sexual Violence Awareness month. Join us! Councilmember Godden’s office provided the following background on Denim Day: For the past 16 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day…[Full Post]
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.