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Seattle City Council approves initial plan for Memorial Stadium redevelopment

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution today establishing the city’s support for a plan to demolish and rebuild Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center through a private-public partnership. The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools (SPS), which owns the stadium, are working together on the project.  The legislation was sponsored by Council President Debora Juarez....

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Seattle City Council passes legislation to protect firefighters

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation (6-0) today to protect firefighters and EMTs when they are responding to emergencies. The legislation closes a loophole that excluded them from the same protections given to many other city employees, including police officers.   The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle) and...

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Seattle City Council Confirms First Members of Seattle Film Commission 

Lights, camera, action! The Seattle City Council confirmed the appointment of the first members of the Seattle Film Commission on Friday, April 21 marking a “transformational moment in the future of film in Seattle,” according to Councilmember Sara Nelson.  The commission was established through legislation spearheaded by Councilmember Nelson in partnership with the Office of...

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Action Summary, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Councilmember Harrell was excused.   SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE: CB 117780 PASSED (7-0-1; Absent: Sawant) AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Seattle National Bank Building, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter...

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Action Summary, Monday, December 8, 2014

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, December 8, 2014 Councilmember Burgess was excused.   PARKS, SEATTLE CENTER, LIBRARIES, AND GENDER PAY EQUITY COMMITTEE: 1. Res. 31558 ADOPTED (8-0) Related to the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and the Victor Steinbrueck Park improvement project; determining the project is needed and...

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Action Summary, 12/1/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, December 1, 2014 Councilmember Sawant was excused.   FULL COUNCIL: 1. Res. 31557 ADOPTED AS AMENDED (8-0) Setting forth the City of Seattle’s 2015 State Legislative Agenda.   SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE: 2. C.B. 118216 PASSED (8-0) Relating to Seattle Public Utilities;...

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Action Summary, 11/24/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, November 24, 2014 All Councilmembers were present.   FULL COUNCIL: 1. C.B. 118266 PASSED (9-0) Relating to the towing and storage of vehicles; increasing the maximum fee that towing companies may charge for storage of a privately impounded vehicle, and amending Section 6.214.220 of...

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Action Summary, 11/17/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, November 17, 2014 All Councilmembers were present.   FULL COUNCIL: 1. Res. 31555 ADOPTED (9-0) Creating an Arts & Cultural Districts program and implementation plan for Seattle, and designating Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine/12th Avenue neighborhood as the first officially-recognized Arts & Cultural District.

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Action Summary, 11/10/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council Full Council Meeting Monday, November 10, 2014 Councilmember Sawant was excused.   ADOPTION OF OTHER RESOLUTIONS: 1. Res. 31556  ADOPTED (8-0) Setting the public hearing on the petition of Inhabit Eastlake, LLC for the vacation of a subterranean portion of East Howe Street in the Eastlake neighborhood of...

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