Archive for 'Councilmember Burgess'
This morning the House Judiciary Committee of the Washington State Legislature held a hearing on HB 1739, legislation that would repeal the death penalty in favor of a sentence of life in prison. As I’ve written previously, the death penalty…[Full Post]
Posted: February 18th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
February is Black History Month and I encourage you to recognize it by taking time to read stories about Seattle’s African American community on HistoryLink. This is a great resource for biographies of local figures and local history. Here are…[Full Post]
Posted: February 6th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Earlier this month I joined Councilmembers Bagshaw and O’Brien and host Brian Callanan on the Seattle Channel to talk about Bertha, encampments and public safety issues. You can watch the video below.[Full Post]
Two high-profile death penalty trials are underway in King County Superior Court: the 2009 assassination of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton and the 2007 Christmas Eve mass murders of three generations of the Anderson family in Carnation. Both crimes were…[Full Post]
Washington State continues to earn dubious distinctions in the world of tax policy. The latest report on state taxes comes from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which ranked Washington’s tax structure as the most regressive in the nation….[Full Post]
Posted: January 15th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
Earlier this week City Attorney Holmes released a very helpful summary of the current status of marijuana regulations in Washington State. He also includes his recommendations for a single, integrated regulatory framework at the State level that provides access to…[Full Post]
Earlier this month I joined a community advocate and a local attorney to talk with Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan about the ongoing problem of wage theft. You can watch the video below:[Full Post]
Posted: December 23rd, 2014 under Councilmember Burgess.
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…[Full Post]
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…[Full Post]
Posted: December 15th, 2014 under Councilmember Burgess.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/15/2014
Council President Tim Burgess responds to Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project update
SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess issued the following statement today after the Washington State Department of Trans…[Full Post]