Posts for May, 2010

Tonight: Council’s COBE & Seattle Schools host joint meeting

May 24th, 2010

The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment will be joined tonight by the Seattle School Board Operations Committee for a special meeting in the community to discuss and highlight education issues. It’s being billed as “Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Schools – A Planning Primer: Demystifying Growth for Quality Neighborhoods Schools.” The agenda is available here. With […]

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Putting the “Dis” into Discourse

May 21st, 2010

I’m not surprised that hundreds of people from across the nation have sent me and my council colleagues e-mails after we took a stand for national unity, for treating all people in our country compassionately and fairly, and for calling on our Congressional leaders to undertake comprehensive immigration reform now.   I’ve been bemused, however, by […]

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From the mouths of babes

May 14th, 2010

Can you imagine a classroom full of squirmy second grade boys being fascinated by a baby and actually wanting to spend their time with him? Wendie Bramwell is a good friend of mine and she’s also the key point-person for Roots of Empathy. Thanks to this organization’s efforts, over one thousand grade school boys (and […]

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May 18th: Feet First’s Walk & Talk on the Waterfront

May 13th, 2010

Join me after work on Tuesday for Feet First’s quarterly Walk & Talk. We’ll take a stroll southbound from Pier 70 and talk about public space plans for the waterfront before wrapping up with a reception at the Feet First office.

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Your worst day is their everyday

May 10th, 2010

Hose-spray can be refreshing. Lt. Kenny Stuart from Station 16 is behind me. Friday was certainly one of the most unusual days of my life. I crawled through a blackened, smoke-filled building looking for survivors, climbed a ladder five stories in full firefighter gear, took the doors off a smashed SUV to get an injured […]

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Personal protective equipment required

May 6th, 2010

I’m packing up and heading out this afternoon for Richland. Come tomorrow morning, I’ll be a participant in the “Fire Ops 101” event at the Hammer Training and Education Center. Sponsored by the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, the event consists of a full-day, hands-on workshop where media representatives and elected officials participate directly […]

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Budget: Next Steps

May 6th, 2010

On Tuesday night we held the second of two public hearings on the City’s budget.  Hundreds waited for hours to speak about their priorities, to tell their stories, and to plead for their programs. Every speaker made a strong case and it’s clear that some very difficult decisions loom before us.  There are actually two […]

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Sally Blogshaw is live!

May 6th, 2010

It was Shakespeare who asked whether one could desire too much of a good thing. I’ve been using Twitter and Facebook fairly often over the last year, and both have become pretty useful tools for me as I’ve wrapped up these first four months in office. My council website is updated frequently, too, and I think my office does a great job […]

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