Posts for September, 2011

2012-2014 Water Rates

September 29th, 2011

As you may have heard, City Council is currently considering the 2012 to 2014 water rates package from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). This package will set the residential, commercial and, to some extent, wholesale water rates for the next three years.  The Council oversight committee for SPU–the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods (SPUN) Committee–has completed […]


The 2012 budget process begins, and we need to hear from you!

September 27th, 2011

Today Mayor Mike McGinn presented his proposed budget for 2012 to City Council (find highlights of his budget here). Now the ball is in Council’s court as we accept or make changes to his endorsed budget. We all know that this is the most difficult economic time in over 80 years, and how we respond […]


Saturday is Moving Planet Seattle Day!

September 23rd, 2011

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, I will be celebrating the international day of action on climate change, Moving Planet Seattle, by participating in a few very special events. I am starting off my day participating in a workshop put on by the Sierra Club called Beyond Oil: Transportation For Washington. Too many people in our city and in […]


U.S. District Court rules Seattle’s opt-out law is constitutional

September 16th, 2011

Today U.S. District Judge James L. Robart filed his final judgment ruling in favor of Seattle in the case Dex Media West, Inc., et al., vs. The City of Seattle. Judge Robart had previously upheld Seattle’s law against challenges brought by the yellow pages publishers under both the First Amendment and Commerce Clause of the […]


Making Seattle more accessible and responsive to our immigrant and refugee communities

September 7th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2011 SEATTLE – Today the Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee passed Resolution 31316 that aims to improve outreach to Seattle’s diverse immigrant and refugee communities. According to the most recent available demographic data, 17 percent of Seattle residents are from immigrant and refugee communities. Spanish is the language Seattle […]


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