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Council passes 2015 budget with emphasis on human services, social justice and labor standards

Today the City Council passed the 2015 City budget, and endorsed a 2016 budget. I’d like to thank members of the public for their involvement in helping the Council craft the 2015 City budget. Public involvement resulted in a more responsive city budget that emphasizes human services, social justice and labor standards. In an effort […]

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Council Conversations at Hugo House

I appear in the November edition of Council Conversations, filmed at Hugo House.
Host Josephine Cheng and I discuss the City budget, creating the Office of Labor Standards, homelessness, medical marijuana, and Seattle governance once districts arrive i…

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Motion to Consider Limited Fossil Fuel Divestment Passes

The intent is to do only what’s responsible to the pension-system and t0 those invested in it, using the most cost-efficient timing.

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Budget 2015

We’re just about to end our work adopting a City budget for 2015. Each year we go through hours of review and discussion about available revenue, efficiency, effectiveness and values. This year’s review, wrapping with a Full Council vote Monday, Nov. 24, like most others I’ve had the privilege to be part of, has focused […]

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Budget Committee Recommends City Budget with Emphasis on Human Services, Social Justice and Labor Standards

The City Council’s Budget Committee today recommended approval of the 2015 annual budget by a vote of 9-0 today, thereby enhancing the proposed budget Mayor Ed Murray delivered on September 22. In a letter to the Mayor in early August, the Council identified human services, public safety and transportation as the Council’s highest priorities for […]

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Field trips during 2015 budget review

Councilmembers have been locked in 2015 city budget review for the past few weeks on our way to a final vote the Monday before Thanksgiving. It’s a little difficult to schedule other work during this time because we’re in three-hour sessions morning and afternoon, but breaks do come up to give staff time to research […]

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November Council Edition: City budget, homeless encampments and more

Check out the November episode of City Inside/Out: Council edition, where I appear with Councilmembers Time Burgess and Kshama Sawant. With host Brian Callanan we discuss the city budget, homeless encampments, and more.

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2015-2016 Budget Update

My colleagues on City Council and I are working together to review Mayor Murray’s budget for 2015-2016. We’ve heard from hundreds of people at the two Public Hearings and many more people have written to suggest investments in programs we want to support—thank you for your active participation in the process! My primary budget priorities for this year […]

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Budget Update: Public Hearing Thursday @ 5:30 p.m., Issue ID

The City Council will hold its second budget public hearing on Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 4th and James. The sign-in sheet will be posted at 4:30 p.m. Additional details are listed on the official notice. The Council will begin Issue Identification […]

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Seattle Arts Commission Budget Priorities

The Seattle Arts Commission has prioritized increasing racial equity in Seattle for 2015 and 2016.

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