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    Studying Up on the Minimum Wage

    The Council will soon receive a recommendation from Mayor Murray to raise the minimum wage in Seattle. There is a growing consensus in our city and in civic discourse across the country that income and wealth inequality is one of... [Full Post]

    Teachers Speak Out for Preschool for All

    This week is spring break for Seattle Public Schools, which means we got a special opportunity to hear from elementary and preschool teachers at the Council’s Education and Governance Committee this morning. They delivered powerful testimony about what Preschool for... [Full Post]

    Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System Tuesday, Apr. 22, 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/10/2014 Council President Tim Burgess Councilmember Bruce Harrell Public Hearing on Seattle's Police Accountability System Tuesday, Apr. 22, 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers Seattle - City Council a... [Full Post]

    West Seattle Alley Vacation Decision

    The City Council has heard from many residents, businesses, labor groups and advocates in favor and opposed to a proposed development at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle. At the intersection of SW Alaska Street and Fauntleroy Way SW,... [Full Post]

    Seattle Neighborhood Summit

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Consider attending the Seattle Neighborhood Summit on Saturday morning at the Seattle Center. The summit will include a chance to meet elected officials, learn more about the City's neighborhood District Council system, get... [Full Post]

    Feds Reinforce Urgent Need for Change in SPD

    Two communications from federal officials over the past week reinforced for me the urgent need for change in the leadership ranks of the Seattle Police Department. I know Mayor Murray shares this view and he has taken bold and decisive... [Full Post]

    Income Inequality Symposium

    This Thursday there will be a 1-day conference about income inequality in Seattle at Seattle University. The all-day event is free, but registration is required. More information and a list of speakers are available here. From the Mayor's press release:... [Full Post]

    Today’s Helicopter Crash

    Today’s KOMO News helicopter crash reminded me of an afternoon 40 years ago when a Seattle police helicopter crashed on Beacon Hill after colliding in midair with a small aircraft to the east of Boeing Field. Police Officer Observer James... [Full Post]

    Final Vote on Taxis, TNCs

    Today the Full Council voted to pass a bill that places new regulations on emerging app-based transportation network companies (TNCs) like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar. The legislation places important and necessary safety regulations around these new services, including insurance requirements... [Full Post]

    Our City, Our Schools

    The Seattle Channel created a series of videos about the City's Families and Education Levy titled "Our City, Our Schools." The series includes five half-hour segments about levy-funded programs in the areas of Preschool, Health, Elementary School, Middle School and... [Full Post]