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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: Seattle School Levies
City Inside/Out: Seattle School Levies

POLL: Do you support the two Seattle Public School levies?

Voters will decide on Feb. 12 whether to renew two expiring Seattle Public Schools levies. The district says the $1.4 billion Building Excellence (BEX 5) capital levy and $815 million Education Programs and Operations levy are needed to maintain the current level of service at its schools. But opponents are concerned about the burden on taxpayers, considering the recent property tax increase by the Legislature to equalize education funding statewide. 


Liv Finne, director, Center for Education, Washington Policy Center

Melissa Pailthorp, president, Schools First

JoLynn Berge, chief financial officer, Seattle Public Schools

Brier Dudley, editorial board, Seattle Times

Chris Jackins, levy opponent