Posts for June, 2013

More encampments? Really?

June 27th, 2013

Yesterday in the Housing, Human Services, Heath and Culture  Committee, Councilmembers Nick Licata, Mike O’Brien, and I voted to pass Council Bill 117791 out of committee. This bill clarifies who can operate these sites. The City will be out of the business of operating encampments, allowing non-profits or a private party experienced with running shelters […]


Seattle Youth Commission; North-South Multi-use Trail; Freeway Park: PaN Committee Wrap-up

June 24th, 2013

The June 20th committee meeting was chock-full-o-parks and neighborhoods goodness! We considered twenty-six appointments to city commissions, two pieces of legislation, and heard an update on the Public Outreach & Engagement Liaisons (POEL) program. See the meeting agenda, or watch Seattle Channel’s video of the meeting here. Councilmember Godden and I voted to confirm or […]


Supporting a Second Chance

June 10th, 2013

While attending an event this weekend, a long time friend and business owner approached me and said “I cannot understand why you people (viz: Seattle City Councilmembers) insist on passing laws that make it harder to do business in this city.” He was referring to the Job Assistance Legislation, C.B. 117796, which passed out of […]


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