Archive for 'Councilmember Licata'
It’s been an eventful week or so for marijuana news in Seattle. On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Housing, Human Services, Health and Culture committee voted to move a marijuana zoning ordinance to the Full Council meeting on Monday, June 3. In addition, the Washington State Liquor Control Board has released a first draft of rules [...] [Full Post]
Posted: May 24th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
Resolution 31400 declares the City’s intent to promote developments achieving the highest level of environmental sustainability. [Full Post]
Posted: May 22nd, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
Tags: Development and Sustainability, Environment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/21/2013
Council President Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Councilmembers to host discussion on Targeted Hiring for city-funded capital projects
SEATTLE - Join Councilmembers and a p... [Full Post]
Posted: May 21st, 2013 under Councilmember Clark, Councilmember Licata, Councilmember O'Brien, News Releases.
Tags: Clark, Licata, O'Brien
For many families, the difference between a dead-end job and a living-wage career is a construction job. [Full Post]
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
Tags: Budget and Economic Development
The City Council approved a rezone of the South Lake neighborhood on Monday, May 6 by a 9-0 vote. The rezone increases maximum building heights to 400 feet adjacent to Denny, and 240 feet in much of SLU to Mercer, aside from the Cascade neighborhood. Previous zoning was 65 to 85 feet in most of [...] [Full Post]
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
Tags: Development and Sustainability
Just as important as engineering and math is the innovative thinking and creativity that can allow science to be more than merely an exercise. [Full Post]
Posted: May 13th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/13/2013
Councilmember Richard Conlin
Councilmember Nick Licata
City to develop outreach strategies for Affordable Care Act
Seattle - Seattle City Council adopted a resolution today enlisting City departments to develop outreach strategies to educate and inform the public about new healthcare coverage programs made available through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Departments will coordinate with the efforts of community partners to enroll all newly eligible residents in the new healthcare coverage options.
"The City of Seattle has an extraordinary opportunity to increase the health of our residents by working diligently on enrolling folks in the health care insurance exchange,"said Councilmember Richard Conlin, sponsor of the resolution. "This is one of the most significant advances in health care since the implementation of Medicare in 1965 and it is imperative that we take a leadership role in this."
Seattle's outreach plan will include person-to-person support for individuals, particularly communities who need more intensive help with the application processes and accessing health care services. The Affordable Health Care Act requires that most members of the public enroll for healthcare coverage by January 2014. An estimated 30,000 Seattle residents will become eligible for subsidized health care coverage through Washington's Health Benefit Exchange and Council has made it a priority to enroll them all.
Councilmember Nick Licata said, "The Council action to expedite healthcare coverage is particularly timely considering this week's report that each year in the US, 11,300 newborns die within 24 hours of their birth, 50% more than all other industrialized countries combined."
"Nearly 60,000 Seattle residents are currently without health insurance,"said Mayor Mike McGinn. "I am enlisting City departments to inform and enroll people into expanded Medicaid and subsidized insurance that will soon be available through the Affordable Care Act. This is an unprecedented opportunity that will help our residents receive the care they need and lower health care costs by decreasing reliance on high-cost medical services including emergency room visits."
"We have a landmark opportunity to increase access to health care in our community,"said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County. "By connecting residents to coverage, we will ultimately improve the health of our community."
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Posted: May 13th, 2013 under Councilmember Conlin, Councilmember Licata, News Releases.
Tags: Conlin, Licata
On Monday, May 13 the Council will continue its consideration of returning Seattle to a system of partial public financing of elections. Seattle had public financing from 1979 to 1991 before a change in state law made it illegal from 1992 to 2008. The Council will review several issues relating to how a system of [...] [Full Post]
Posted: May 10th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
Together, the City Council, in collaboration with the Office of Housing will explore all legal options to assisthomeowners who continue to suffer from the housing crisis [Full Post]
Posted: May 8th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.
The Parks Dpt. is soliciting help from the public in planning the future of Seattle’s parks. Their goal is to gather public input for incorporation into their Parks Legacy Plan. [Full Post]
Posted: May 6th, 2013 under Councilmember Licata.