Posts for March, 2014

Celebrate Marvin Gnad’s Success! Off Seattle Streets, on his way back home to Kansas

March 21st, 2014

Reprinted below is an article I wrote for Real Change about my friend Marvin. See details below for his going away party next Friday, March 28th. Marvin Gnad sells Real Change on the corner of 1st and Marion nearly every morning.  He is one of the few people smiling at 8:00 a.m. He tells me his […]

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Funding our Parks: The Big Picture

March 19th, 2014

  We held our second meeting of the Select Committee on Parks Funding on Monday, March 17th. My council colleagues and I received extensive briefings from the co-chairs of the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee, Barbara Wright and Charlie Zaragoza, by Ben Noble and Mike Fong from the Mayor’s Office, Christopher Williams from Parks and Meg […]

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Submit Your Questions for Council Edition!

March 12th, 2014

This Friday, March 14, I will sit on the panel for City Inside/Out: Council Edition, hosted by Brian Callanan. I will be joined by Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen and Bruce Harrell for this segment. Submit your questions by this Thursday, and you may hear what we are thinking about an issue that is important to you!

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Thank You, Parks Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee!

March 10th, 2014

In June, 2013 fifteen citizen volunteers began the critical process of discussing long-range planning for Seattle’s parks. These committee members gave countless hours of their time to study the current state of parks, as well as seeking citizen input and involvement. During this process, committee members discussed the crucial areas of project priorities, the size […]

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Bridging the Economic Divide – High Quality Preschool for All Seattle Children

March 10th, 2014

This past week over forty local leaders interested in education traveled together to Boston, Jersey City, and Washington DC to see what success looks like in public and private preschools. Teachers, principals and administrators from Seattle Public Schools, joined Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Bruce Harrell and Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, proponents from […]

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