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    Seattle City Council debuts Seattle for Washington webpage

    News Release:
    The Seattle City Council today launched a webpage dedicated to its statewide engagement effort, Seattle for Washington, aimed at strengthening relationships with key policy makers, legislators and local elected officials from throughout the state. [Full Post]

    Seattle For Washington Goes to Tacoma

    Pop quiz: Which Washington city is the City of Destiny? If you said Tacoma, you are correct. Tacoma was the destination for four of us last Friday as we dropped in for a quick chat on mutual priorities. The visit was part of the Council’s on-going Seattle For Washington effort to find more points of [...] [Full Post]

    Beyond Puget Sound: Building economic strength as a region

    Returning to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Conference at Suncadia this past week was bittersweet for me. It was here, at this time last year, that we lost a dear friend, Senator Scott White. I was so proud that the Chamber established The Senator Scott White Regional Leadership Award, this year awarded to Rep. [...] [Full Post]

    Council Sets 2012 Priorities

    Council President Sally Clark has led us through a priority setting process for 2012, and the Council has identified an ambitious agenda of thirty initiatives, organized in five core priority areas.  We will all have involvement in the entire list in the course of the year.  Each Councilmember will lead on certain issues, usually those [...] [Full Post]

    Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark announces 2012 Council action plan

    News Release:
    Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced today the 2012 Council Action Plan to achieve Seattle City Council priorities. This year the Council has identified several critical policy areas on which it will focus. President Clark provided the following statement regarding the Seattle City Council 2012 Action Plan... [Full Post]

    Delivering on Our 2011 Priorities

    During my four years as President, I led the Council through a priority setting exercise each year, designed to identify the core issues to focus on for the year.  Council President Clark plans to continue this plan.  In 2011, Councilmembers identified 17 priorities.  Here’s a report on how I think we did, from one to [...] [Full Post]

    Council Goes to Olympia on MLK Day

    On MLK Day, January 16th, a group of Councilmembers braved the threatening weather and trekked to Olympia for our first visit of the session.  Led by Council President Sally Clark, Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen, Sally Bagshaw, and I joined our Office of Intergovernmental Relations staff and split up to visit some two dozen legislators to talk [...] [Full Post]

    Crossing the Cascade Curtain: Seattle for Washington

    Yesterday I went to Olympia with fellow Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen, Richard Conlin, and Sally Clark as part of our Seattle for Washington strategy. Being in Olympia yesterday was like being inside a snow globe.  Outside, that is. Inside the Capitol Building, it was abnormally calm and quiet because of the weather forecast. We Councilmembers divided [...] [Full Post]

    My Top Ten List for 2011

    2011 was the last of my four years as Council President.  In 2012, I will Chair the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee, while Councilmember Sally Clark will become President for 2012-2013.  As President, my goals have been: To build a strong and assertive Council that works to create a more just and sustainable [...] [Full Post]

    The “Seattle for Washington” Strategy

    In 2010 the City Council launched a project to change the relationship between Seattle and the rest of the State.  We call this strategy ‘Seattle for Washington’.  Our goal is to reach out to local governments and state legislators around the state to emphasize the importance of Seattle to Washington – and to emphasize that [...] [Full Post]