Posts for September, 2011

If I had a million dollars…

September 30th, 2011

Earlier this week, I posted a question on Facebook, asking people what they wanted to see if the Mayor’s budget. Responses ranged from more neighborhood policing to no more road diets to a sustainable funding plan for parks. On Monday, Mayor McGinn unveiled his proposed 2012 budget. The Mayor’s proposed budget includes some major parks […]

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KEXP – Powering Up at Seattle Center

September 16th, 2011

I am proud to say that “I power KEXP.” KEXP taught me that Fleet Foxes are not indigenous to Discovery Park and Built to Spill is not a code violation. Great music truly does build great community. That’s why it’s so exciting that this listener-powered radio station, which started out in UW’s MacMahon Hall almost […]

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Taking Care of Business – our “Wellness Bill”

September 12th, 2011

For the past few months as the Paid Sick Leave debate has waged, I have spoken with many business owners about the proposed bill.  I’ve repeatedly heard “it’s too complicated.”  “This isn’t the right time.”  “Why is government interfering in my business?” I have spent weeks meeting with dozens of community leaders including representatives from […]

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Status quo is not an option: streamlining the operation of our community centers

September 12th, 2011

This afternoon in High Point, I stood with Mayor McGinn and acting Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Christopher Williams, as the mayor announced his preferred option for the future of our community centers. Mayor McGinn will incorporate our Option #2, or the Geographic Management and Service Level option, into his 2012 budget. It is unusual […]

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Seattle Center to serve again as our gathering place on September 11 anniversary

September 9th, 2011

Seattle Center measures its success by how well it fulfills its mission of engaging a rich and varied community, and even the most casual of visitor crossing the campus understands the accuracy of that statement. As a visitor onto the campus, you might marvel at the acrobatic moves of a teen skater in the skate […]

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