Posts for May, 2010

Managing Risk vs. Managing Costs

May 26th, 2010

At a press briefing on Tuesday, I shared some of my current thinking about cost overruns on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project. The conversation with press was a good chance to step back from the sound bites being thrown around and to talk in plain terms about the risk being assumed – by both […]


Walk Bike Ride

May 14th, 2010

This past Tuesday, Mayor McGinn launched the Walk Bike Ride initiative alongside Streets for All Seattle; I missed the kickoff because I was chairing the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee. The initiative is a multi-year effort to fund projects and programs promoting walking, biking and riding transit in Seattle. This effort confirms what we’ve […]


Un día triste para Seattle

May 10th, 2010

Esta mañana vi el video de un polícia de Seattle usando palabras completamente inaceptables y racistas mientras que detenía y pateaba a una persona que al final era inocente.  Ya está desarollandose una investigación y, aunque es difícil imaginar otra manera de interpretar ese video, se garantiza el derecho de un proceso legal en nuestra […]


Sad Day for Seattle

May 8th, 2010

This morning I viewed the video of a Seattle police officer using completely unacceptable and racist language as he detained and kicked what turned out to be an innocent person.  There is already an investigation underway and even though it is hard to imagine how else to interpret the video, we have due process in […]


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