Tag Archives: Seattle City Council

“People’s Assembly” Ask: Is There Actually a Solution to the Problem of Homelessness?

by Sharayah Lane

Last Saturday, hundreds of community members packed City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room beyond capacity to hear City and County councilmembers, community organizers, and homeless advocate’s attempts at answering the question: how do we end homelessness in Seattle? Continue reading “People’s Assembly” Ask: Is There Actually a Solution to the Problem of Homelessness?

Despite Close Race, Tammy Morales Concedes

by Hanna Brooks Olsen (originally posted in Seattlish)

We’d had high hopes that Tammy Morales could unseat Bruce Harrell in District 2, but as late drops continued to show her pulling in just about half the vote, it became clear that there would likely not be an upset. Today, she conceded.  Continue reading Despite Close Race, Tammy Morales Concedes

District 2 City Council Candidate Joshua Farris: “Is Money the Only Measure of a Candidate?”

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Joshua Farris. Photo courtesy of Farris for Seattle.

After years spent in anti-homeless advocacy and social justice activism, rarely does Joshua Farris allow designations branded on him by someone else to cause much consternation. The exception is the one label that has consistently been associated with his name since announcing his campaign for District 2’s city council seat: “longshot”. Continue reading District 2 City Council Candidate Joshua Farris: “Is Money the Only Measure of a Candidate?”

Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone

In this latest video from Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, we take a closer look at how the Seattle City Council District 3 race is starting to take shape:

The city council race for Capitol Hill and the Central District is heating up! We look at Kshama Sawant’s “grandstanding,” Mayor Murray’s “wily” political maneuvering and Pamela Banks’s speed-dial approach to problem solving.

Continue reading Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone

Murray delivers “State of the City” Address

This post is published as a courtesy to the City of Seattle’s Office of the Mayor

SEATTLE (Feb. 17, 2015) – In his “State of the City” address before the Seattle City Council today, Mayor Ed Murray dedicated $35 million in City funding to support affordable housing in Seattle, doubled the City’s commitment to summer youth employment and unveiled government performance and budgeting websites to bring new transparency to City departments. Continue reading Murray delivers “State of the City” Address