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    Archive for 'Councilmember Burgess'

    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,... [Full Post]

    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.... [Full Post]

    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... [Full Post]

    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 ... [Full Post]

    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... [Full Post]

    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:... [Full Post]

    Letters from Second Grade

    This week I visited a 2nd grade classroom in my neighborhood to talk to them about life in the city. They each wrote letters to me expressing their concerns. Here are a few of them: Dear Councilman Burgess, I am... [Full Post]

    A Strong and Sensible Step for Affordable Housing

    This week the City Council took another strong and sensible step toward creating more affordable housing in Seattle. The Council passed a Resolution that should lead to a significant increase in resources for affordable housing. Rents are increasing rapidly. Our... [Full Post]

    Justice for Our Youth

    The City Council voted Monday to pass a land use amendment that will allow the County more flexibility in designing a new Children and Family Justice Center on 12th Avenue in the Central District. (In 2012, King County voters approved... [Full Post]

    Budget Time

    It’s budget time again. The Council received an overview of the Mayor’s proposed 2015-2016 budget this morning from the City Budget Director. You can look at the presentation here and the video here. The Council takes two months to review... [Full Post]