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    Looking Outside for Assistant Police Chiefs

    Earlier this week, Chief O’Toole announced that she is opening up the five assistant chief positions in the police department to a competitive application process. Within the department, members at the rank of lieutenant and above can apply. In an…

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    Academics Unite Behind Investments in Early Childhood Education

    Last month, leading academics in the field of early childhood education released a statement summarizing the benefits of increased investment in this arena. Hundreds of professors and researchers from across the country have joined the sixty-one founding signatories to show…

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    Looking Upstream

    The following article was sent out in my City View Newsletter, which you can sign up to receive here. President Obama announced a new initiative today—Invest in US—to raise awareness about the value of early learning. The president made the…

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    Reflections on Ferguson and Seattle

    The following article was posted today on Crosscut. It has been just over a week since the grand jury made its decision in the Ferguson case, my hope is that we can soon get beyond the conflicting evidence presented to…

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    Preschool Next Steps and Community Meetings

    I joined Mayor Murray and Superintendent Nyland at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club today to announce the next steps for development of the Seattle Preschool Program. The City will be forming an advisory committee of providers, parents, teachers,…

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    Community Meetings on Housing Affordability

    The 28-member Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee established by the City Council and Mayor Murray is now up and running. In the next few weeks there will be three community meetings where you can provide input into their deliberations….

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    National Progress in Reducing Homelessness

    Laura Green Zeilinger, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, recently shared encouraging news about successes in reducing homelessness around the country when evidence-based practices like Housing First, permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing are employed. Overall…

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    Council President Burgess Thanks Voters for Passage of Seattle Preschool Program (Proposition 1B)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/4/2014
    Council President Burgess Thanks Voters for Passage of Seattle Preschool Program (Proposition 1B)
    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess released the following statement this evening after reviewing the election …

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    Thank You Voters for Choosing the Seattle Preschool Program

    The following article was sent out in my City View Newsletter, which you can sign up to receive here. Seattle voters had a clear choice on how to benefit the future generations of Seattle. I am very happy they selected…

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    Still Time to Vote!

    It’s Election Day and you still have time to drop your ballots into the mail or a ballot drop box. Here is a list of the locations in Seattle where you can drop off your ballot until 8 p.m. today:…

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