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Tag: Seattle Center

Anti-Union Policies on the Rise

Yesterday morning, I joined State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson, UNITE HERE Local 8 Union President Erik Van Rossum, and workers at a rally of Space Needle employees seeking long sought-after pay raises. The previous evening I sent this letter to Space Needle President Ron Sevart, urging him not to appeal the recent National Labor […]

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A New Bumbershoot For 2015

Can One Reel save the Bumbershoot Arts Festival by partnering with Showbox Presents/AEG Live?

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Mayor’s 2014 Arts Awards

Did you catch this year’s Bumbershoot art exhibits and the Mayor’s Arts Awards?

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33 Years with SIFF – Honoring Deborah Person

The recently “retired” Managing Director of the Seattle International Film Festival was honored today with a joint Mayor-Council proclamation.

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2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Nominate your favorite artists or arts groups for a Mayor’s Arts Award by May 15th!

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Space Needle & Seattle Center

In 1988, Disneyland’s “Imagineers” pitched a plan to breathe new life into the Center, requiring commercializing most of the Center’s grounds. It was rejected.

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Introducing a piece of the Lake-to-Bay Loop

Last Friday I heard from SDOT that people would be able to walk across the West Thomas Street overpass by the end of the day. I haven’t had the experience of making that walk yet, but that doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm about the project’s completion. I’m so glad it’s open. The West Thomas Street Overpass […]

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The Art of Social Change

This Friday, I will participate on a panel for the Social Change Symposium’s “Arts Education & Racial Justice” workshop to be held at Seattle Center.

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UP #327: SODO Arena Vote

The City Council voted 6-2 yesterday in favor of a revised Memorandum of Understanding for a basketball and hockey arena in SODO. Below are the remarks I made explaining my vote.

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On today’s arena vote

I am pleased that after months of discussion, we are seriously considering a new arena for our SuperSonics and potentially an NHL team. I have moved from “Really? Spend public money on yet another sports arena?” to a qualified, “Yes.”  The proposed plan can work for the people and entities that concern me deeply: the City […]

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