Posts for May, 2012

Arena deliberation schedule

May 31st, 2012

Many thanks to Councilmember Tim Burgess for posting the schedule of upcoming committee hearings in which we will discuss the arena deal. I am reprinting the schedule here for your reference. Check back soon for more on the arena. From Councilmember Burgess’s blog: City Council’s Government Performance & Finance Committee will follow as we consider […]

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A vote against coal

May 30th, 2012

Yesterday, Seattle made national news by joining a growing list of cities and elected officials around the region in speaking out against a proposal to vastly expand coal exports to China and India. From the New York Times, “Washington: Seattle Votes Against Coal Terminals,” The Seattle City Council has unanimously passed a resolution opposing development […]

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Corporate personhood resolution and Seattle elections

May 14th, 2012

Today the City Council voted 8-0 to adopt Resolution 31380, joining more than 100 municipalities and at least two states (Hawaii and Vermont) asking Congress to overturn the Citizens United ruling. Specifically, the City of Seattle calls on the United States Congress to take steps to amend the United States Constitution to make clear: Corporations […]

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New Report: Transit Oriented Development that’s Healthy, Green & Just

May 14th, 2012

Today, Puget Sound Sage released a new report calling for Seattle to move racial justice to the center of our transit oriented development (TOD) planning and policy. This report is a must read for all of us struggling with what we can do about gentrification and how to make light rail a “success” in the […]

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Inside/Out: Council Edition

May 11th, 2012

I was on Seattle Channel’s Inside/OUt: Council Edition last week with my colleagues Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Nick Licata. We discussed the May Day demonstrations, the proposed SODO sports arena, my ideas for some elections reform and more.

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