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My time on Council has been filled with heated policy debates and second-floor strategizing, and I’ve come to admire my colleagues during this process. It takes all kinds of thinkers to make good policy, and I hope you enjoy the following observations and tongue-in-cheek predictions about my Council family. At the very least, these will likely deter any future Councils from appointing me.

Nick Licata
Observation: Brilliant and dangerously charming strategist with a creative streak
Prediction: Opens Uncle Nick’s Policy, Poetry, and Pot Shop

Tim Burgess
Observation: Deliberate, steady thinker with an enormous heart for protecting the vulnerable
Prediction: Imposes tax on pot/policy/poetry shops to fund early childhood education

Tom Rasmussen
Observation: Tenacious voice for neighborhood quality of life
Prediction: Founds the West Seattle Secession Society

Jean Godden
Observation: Champion for the new generation of women
Prediction: Starts a woman-majority media outlet, The Seattle Equality

Bruce Harrell
Observation: Measured decision-maker always ready to lighten the mood in chambers
Prediction: Institutes technical fouls and a 20-second shot clock on Council deliberations

Sally Bagshaw
Observation: Eternal optimist with unbridled energy and ideas
Prediction: Extends homeless shelters to open 36 hours, eight days a week

Mike O’Brien
Observation: Eco-biko-urbanist and a very smart policy wonk
Prediction: Establishes bike-pool lanes for tandem riders

Kshama Sawant
Observation: Exceptional on-message community organizer who forces Councilmembers to take a stand
Prediction: Appoints me to run the Municipal Broadband Department