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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Waterfront LID Debate
City Inside/Out: Waterfront LID Debate

POLL: Should waterfront area property owners pay $160 million?

The recent viaduct closure has brought an unusual quiet to Seattle's downtown waterfront. Meanwhile, a major land deal is being sealed. The Seattle City Council will soon vote on how to fund a $712 million plan to remake Seattle's waterfront. After months of negotiations, the city reports it has reached an agreement with downtown landowners to create a $160 million local improvement district (LID) to help fund the project. While some property owners have balked at the tax proposal, others say they're happy to pay the price. We look at the benefits, costs and concerns behind rebuilding Seattle's waterfront.


Bob Donegan, President, Ivar's

Karen Gielen, No Waterfront LID

Marshall Foster, Director, Office of the Waterfront

Linda Mitchell, Homeowner

Jon Scholes, President, Downtown Seattle Association

Linda Suyama, Owner, Azuma Gallery

Carol Ure, Homeowner