Posts for April, 2012

Public “parklets” coming to Seattle?

April 25th, 2012

(Note: This article was written for the CityBeat newsletter by our Spring policy intern, Chris Rule, who is in his second year of a Master’s program at the Evans School of Public Affairs) Visitors to 15th Ave E on Capitol Hill this Monday (4/23) got a special surprise to go with 75 degree weather. On 15th […]


Seattle Center turns 50!

April 20th, 2012

As part of the Next Fifty celebration kicking off this weekend at Seattle Center, City Councilmembers were asked to record our favorite Seattle Center memories. Here is what I had to say:


Ross Lake & Dam tour

April 19th, 2012

Last Friday I visited Ross Lake and Dam–one of Seattle City Light’s own hydroelectric dams in the North Cascades–along with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. It was a great opportunity to see where our energy comes from, and as you can see in the pictures below it was a beautiful day.    


One America’s English Innovations Graduation

April 6th, 2012

Last night I had the opportunity and the privilege to speak at the graduation ceremony for One America’s English Innovations program. The ceremony last night was held here in City Hall and aw some more than 80 students graduating. Here is a shot of some of the graduates with me, Councilmember Richard Conlin and Mayor Michael […]


Should the City restrict the roll-over of surplus campaign funds?

April 5th, 2012

The topic of money in politics has received a lot of attention over the past year. Between the issues raised by Occupy movement and the impacts of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that we are witnessing in the Presidential race, many of us have become increasingly alarmed by the influence of money in politics. […]


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