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Council Conversations with Sally Bagshaw 11/20/2014
With petty crime and homelessness on the rise, how do city leaders plan to address these growing concerns? Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw weighs in. Hear her thoughts on helping the homeless, including a proposal to fund churches and nonprofits to offer services. Plus, what does a six-year public utility business plan mean for Seattle ratepayers? And how will Seattle`s shift to City Council elections by district impact regional issues? Bagshaw joins host Josephine Cheng at the Belltown Community Center to discuss these topics and more. Watch it now!

Council Press Conference: Green Lake Algae Cleanup 11/20/2014
Councilmembers Jean Godden and Mike O`Brien announced today that funding was unanimously recommended by the Council`s Budget Committee to accelerate cleanup of toxic algae that has bloomed at Green Lake.

Council Briefing 11/17/2014
Agenda: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Council and Regional Committees.

Full Council 11/17/2014
Agenda: Public comment, Creating an Arts and Cultural Districts program and implementation plan.

Budget Committee I 11/14/2014
Agenda: New Items, Statements of Legislative Intent, Budget Balancing Package.

Council Conversations with Nick Licata 11/12/2014
Labor laws, homelessness and medical marijuana businesses are among the topics of discussion on Council Conversations with Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata. Will a new city office of labor standards provide tougher enforcement of its workplace laws, including paid sick leave and an ordinance against wage theft? How is the city addressing a growing homelessness problem? Will Seattle receive revenue from the state to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries? Plus, Licata talks arts and culture and looks ahead to 2015 and the City Council`s new district-based elections. He joins host Josephine Cheng at Hugo House in Capitol Hill for these topics and more.

Council Briefing 11/10/2014
Agenda: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Council and Regional Committees, and Other Items, Discussion of City of Seattle`s Priorities for 2015 State Legislative Session, Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) Updates.

Full Council 11/10/2014
Agenda: Setting the public hearing on the petition of Inhabit Eastlake, LLC.

Budget Committee I 11/6/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, General Subfund Underspend, Human Services Department.

Budget Committee II 11/6/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Seattle Department of Transportation, Proposed Department of Education and Early Learning, Seattle Police Department, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, Revenue Update.

Budget Committee 11/5/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Department of Planning and Development, Seattle Office for Civil Rights/Proposed Office of Labor Standards, Office of Arts and Culture, Miscellaneous.

Budget Committee Session I 11/4/2014
Presentations and discussion: Criminal Justice Contracted Services (CJCS), Office of Economic Development (OED), Budget Legislation, Office of Housing (OH).

Budget Committee Session II 11/4/2014
Presentations and discussion: Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Legislative Department.

Budget Committee 11/3/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), Seattle City Light (SCL), Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), Department of Neighborhoods (DON) / Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF).

Council Briefing 11/3/2014
Agenda Items: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Privacy Initiative Overview.

Council Conversations with Bruce Harrell 11/3/2014
From cleaning up crime to funding public safety to bringing faster Internet service to under-served areas of Seattle, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell shares his priorities on Council Conversations. What is his opinion of the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O`Toole? Why test body cameras on police officers? What is the city doing to address police overtime? Plus, Harrell talks about his political career and lessons learned from his failed bid for mayor in 2013. He joins host Josephine Cheng at the Rainier Community Center to discuss these topics and more.

Full Council 11/3/2014
Agenda: Public comment, Relating to City employment and the 2014 Adopted Budget, Authorizing the Execution of a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

People`s Budget Town Hall 10/30/2014
Councilmember Kshama Sawant hosts a Town Hall on the People`s Budget.

City Inside/Out: Council Edition - October 2014 10/28/2014
On the October episode of City Inside/Out: Council Edition, Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, who chairs the council`s budget committee, discusses Ed Murray`s first proposed budget as mayor. Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks out against a business trip that has been a longtime City Council tradition, and Council President Tim Burgess pushes for a new approach to add affordable housing in Seattle. Plus, the council members answer viewer questions. Join host Brian Callanan as he leads the conversation.

Council Briefing 10/27/2014
Agenda Items: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Citywide Legislative Management System (CLMS), Denny Substation Update, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Dashboard.

Full Council 10/27/2014
A meeting of the Full Council, no committee reports.

Budget Committee Session I 10/24/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Seattle Police Department, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion/Multi-Disciplinary Team, Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

Budget Committee Session II 10/24/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Human Services Department, Seattle Department of Transportation.

Council Conversations with Jean Godden 10/24/2014
Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden discusses the gender wage gap, the redesign of the waterfront and the new Metropolitan Parks District. Plus, why is Godden laying down a challenge to the Microsoft CEO? How has her personal experience as a newspaper columnist shaped her fight towards wage equality? Is there a new Seattle waterfront park in the works? Host Josephine Cheng and Godden discuss these topics and more at Voula`s Off Shore Cafe in the University District.

Budget Committee 10/23/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Planning and Development, Office of Arts and Culture, Department of Parks and Recreation.

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