Archive for '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.
Chief O’Toole has taken a significant step toward rebuilding the public’s trust and confidence in our Police Department in the hiring of four new assistant police chiefs and a new chief technology officer. It’s a bold step. A very correct…[Full Post]
My committee received a briefing yesterday morning on the Mayor’s Implementation Plan for the Seattle Preschool Program. While the Council approved the structure and foundations of the program last summer (and these elements were affirmed by voters in November), there…[Full Post]
Posted: March 5th, 2015 under 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.