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    Night Out Against Crime

    Tomorrow night is the annual Night Out Against Crime, where block parties around the city bring neighbors together and strengthen community efforts to prevent crime. The police department reports that more than 1,400 neighborhood groups organized for Night Out last... [Full Post]

    A Good and Honorable Man

    The passing of former Mayor Paul Schell this past weekend came as quite a shock because he was such an active, engaged and passionate leader. Above all, I knew Mayor Schell to be a good and honorable man. He was... [Full Post]

    City Inside/Out: Police, City Light and Marijuana

    This month's Council edition of the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out is now online. Councilmembers Godden, Licata and I talked about the police department, City Light, and marijuana with host Brian Callanan. Take a look below: [Full Post]

    The Rapid Evolution of Transportation

    New technologies are revolutionizing transportation in Seattle and elsewhere. It is becoming easier and easier to live, work, shop, learn and play in the city without owning a car, a change that makes Seattle more affordable as car ownership carries... [Full Post]

    Study Shows Gun Violence Begets Gun Violence

    With a City Council vote in June of 2013, Seattle became the first city in the nation to fund direct research on gun safety. The Council took this action because the National Rifle Association consistently blocks research funding at the... [Full Post]

    UW Harborview Doctors Link Gun-Related Hospitalizations to Future Injuries, Crime and Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/7/2014 Council President Tim Burgess UW Harborview Doctors Link Gun-Related Hospitalizations to Future Injuries, Crime and Death Study Funded by City Council Pinpoints Where to Focus Violence Prevention Efforts SEA... [Full Post]

    Public Campaign Finance Statement

    Consistent with my earlier blog post on this topic, I shared the following statement at the Full Council meeting this afternoon explaining my vote to not move forward a public campaign finance system this year: We face a tough choice... [Full Post]

    City Council to Vote on Seattle Preschool Program

    The following article was sent out in my City View Newsletter, which you can sign up to receive here. It’s not very often that local elected officials get to advance public policy with the potential to change our society so... [Full Post]

    Public Campaign Finance: Right Idea, Wrong Time

    There has been news coverage recently about how as City Council President I won’t introduce legislation that would send a measure to establish public financing of political campaigns back again to the voters in November.* The Stranger has a story... [Full Post]

    Bravo Starbucks!

    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that they would help their “partners” (employees) complete their college education by covering tuition costs for those in their junior or senior years and partial tuition for freshmen and sophomores through Arizona State University’s online... [Full Post]