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Council Edition: November 2014
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2010 Census
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds and helps determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
2010 City Council Retreat
Video from the 2010 Legislative Department Staff Retreat.
2012 City Council Retreat
Video from the 2012 Legislative Department Staff Retreat.
Arena Review Panel
A private investor has a proposal to construct a new arena in Seattle’s Stadium District with the ability to host NBA and NHL teams. The Mayor and County Executive have appointed a panel of community leaders and finance experts to evaluate the proposal.
Ask the Mayor
Ask the Mayor puts YOU on TV, along with Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray! Tune in every month for a chance to ask the Mayor about specific issues. Dial (206) 684-8821 during the show or email anytime before the show to: askthemayor@seattle.gov
Ask the Mayor
Ask the Mayor puts YOU on TV, along with Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray! Tune in every month for a chance to ask the Mayor about specific issues. Dial (206) 684-8821 during the show or email anytime before the show to: askthemayor@seattle.gov
Award Winning Government Videos
Programs produced at the Seattle Channel that have won regional and national awards.
Beyond the Badge
Beyond the Badge focuses on law enforcement issues, police procedures, and highlights specialized services, neighborhood crime patterns, and successful projects. Beyond the Badge is produced by the Seattle Police Video unit.
Boards and Commissions
The Mayor and City Council appoint residents of Seattle to over 50 boards and commissions. Over 300 of the people who serve are directly appointed by Mayor Nickels.
Budget Committee and Events
The Seattle City Council's Budget Committee focuses on topics relating to the City's budget. Meetings are chaired by Councilmember Tim Burgess. This section also includes other budget related videos.
City At Work
Seattle residents pay taxes for roads, property and more, but where exactly does all that money go? City At Work sheds light on the money mystery as we go behind-the-scenes to look at your tax dollars working for you. Plus, meet the folks that make city programs and services successful for all Seattle residents to enjoy. Find out what your city is up to in the most recent City @ Work.
City Inside/Out: Council Edition
Join host Brian Callanan for a monthly conversation with members of the Seattle City Council. City Inside/Out: Council Edition features a conversation about the issues with three Seattle City Councilmembers.
City Inside/Out: Council Edition
Join host Brian Callanan for a monthly conversation with members of the Seattle City Council. City Inside/Out: Council Edition features a conversation about the issues with three Seattle City Councilmembers.
Committee of the Whole
The Seattle City Council meets as a Committee of the Whole to discuss single issues in depth.
Committee on Public Campaign Finance
The purpose of the Special Committee on Public Campaign Finance is to review the legislative proposal sent to Council by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission for the establishment of a public campaign finance system. The Committee will deliberate and make a final decision as to whether to send a proposal for consideration by voters in the November general election.
Committee on Public Campaign Finance
The purpose of the Special Committee on Public Campaign Finance is to review the legislative proposal sent to Council by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission for the establishment of a public campaign finance system. The Committee will deliberate and make a final decision as to whether to send a proposal for consideration by voters in the November general election.
Council Briefings
Informative sessions with Council Members and City Staff that focus on current issues that may come before the City Council. Every Monday at 9:30 a.m.
Council Conversations
Join host Josephine Cheng to learn more about the Seattle City Councilmembers. Find out why they got into politics, what drives their decisions and why they love the Emerald City. Tune in each month to hear more from one Councilmember as Cheng dives into their history as politicians in a different spot around town – a spot that means something to each lawmaker.
Council Conversations
Join host Josephine Cheng to learn more about the Seattle City Councilmembers. Find out why they got into politics, what drives their decisions and why they love the Emerald City. Tune in each month to hear more from one Councilmember as Cheng dives into their history as politicians in a different spot around town – a spot that means something to each lawmaker.
Council Press Conferences
Press conferences and special announcements made by the Seattle City Council.
CTTAB
Meeting and events of the Citizens` Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board.
Department of Neighborhoods
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods works to bring government closer to the residents of Seattle.
Department of Planning and Development
DPD's mission is to manage growth and development within Seattle in a way that enhances quality of life. We promote a safe and sustainable environment through comprehensive planning, good design, and compliance with development regulations and community standards.
Economic Resiliency and Regional Relations 2012/2013
Councilmember Clark chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: economic resiliency and economic development policies and programs; regional, state, federal, and other governmental matters; and historic preservation
Education and Governance Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Tim Burgess chairs this Education and Governance Committee. As Chair of this committee, Councilmember Burgess focus on issues relating to public schools and improving student success rates, intergovernmental relations, ethics and elections, as well as personnel issues and labor-management relations.
Emergency and Earthquake Planning
What every citizen should know and how to equip and safeguard your home for an Emergency.
Energy and Environment 2012/2013
Councilmember O'Brien chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: Seattle City Light; and the City's energy and environmental policies, stewardship, conservation programs, and initiatives.
Energy Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Kshama Sawant chairs this Energy Committee. As Chair of this committee, Councilmember Sawant focus on issues relating to Seattle's energy usage, as well issues relating to alternative energy sources, air pollution regulation, energy utility rates, and Seattle City Light finances.
Finance and Culture Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Nick Licata chairs the Finance and Culture Committee. The committee is responsible for reviewing the Mayor’s proposed budget and City financial management policies. Councilmember Licata’s committee also manages issues relating to Seattle’s art and culture, which includes nightlife issues and public access television.
Forums, Brown Bags and Community Meetings
Mayor's town halls, City Council forums, community brownbags and other public meetings.
Full Council
The Seattle City Council's Full Council acts on matters referred to the Council from its many committees. The Council meets every Monday at 2:00 p.m.
Government Performance and Finance 2012/2013
Councilmember Burgess chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: government performance and accountability; financial management and policies of the City and its agents; oversight of public works construction projects; fleets, facilities, and other administrative functions; personnel issues; the City Employees' Retirement System; oversight of ethics and elections; education activities; and the Customer Service Bureau.
Health Care and Public Health
Events, meetings and special features focusing on health care industry and public health issues.
Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Sally J. Clark chairs this Committee on Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency. Councilmember Clark’s committee handles issues concerning affordable housing, homelessness, child care, and disability services, local and regional public health, as well as policies relating to economic development and affordability, including the minimum wage.
Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture 2012/2013
Councilmember Licata chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: human services, homelessness, child care, aging, and disability services; housing policies and programs; local and regional public health; arts activities, nightlife issues, and public access television.
InWeb
Videos for internal City use only.
Labor Relations Policy 2012/2013
Councilmember Burgess chairs this 2012/2013 committee.
Libraries, Utilities, and Center 2012/2013
Councilmember Godden chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: the Seattle Public Library; water, drainage, wastewater, and solid waste services provided by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU); and the Seattle Center.
Mayor Ed Murray
Videos relating to Mayor Ed Murray.
Mayor's Arts Awards
The awards recognize contributions made to the city by artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members.
Mayor's Small Business Awards
These awards honor the diversity and excellence of Seattle's small businesses, and their contribution to the city's economic vitality and quality of life. Ten winners are selected each year on the basis of excellence in management, entrepreneurial spirit, customer service, and community involvement.
Open Government Committee
The Open Government Committee has two purposes. One is to support the transparency of City Council decision making by improving citizens' access to public documents. The other is to improve communication between the Council and citizens about potential Council actions so that the Council can have the best possible understanding of citizens' views on those potential actions.
Open Government West
Open Government West brings together government, technology and civic engagement organizations throughout the region to facilitate collaboration and share best practices across open government initiatives.
PaperCuts
The objective of the Papercuts campaign is to improve the environmental footprint and impact associated with the City’s purchase, use and recycling of printer and copier paper.
Parks and Neighborhoods 2012/2013
Councilmember Sally Bagshaw chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: parks, public grounds, recreation, community centers, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Aquarium; and neighborhoods.
Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, and Gender Pay Equity Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Jean Godden chairs this Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, and Gender Pay Equity Committee. As Chair of this committee, Councilmember Godden takes up issues surrounding the gender pay gap in Seattle, as well as issues relating to City parks, community centers, and public grounds, including the Seattle Center. Her committee also manages legislation relating to the Seattle Public Library system.
Pedestrian Safety Committee
Council Members discuss issues surrounding pedestrian and bicycle safety. Council President Nick Licata and Council Member Jan Drago co-chair this meeting.
Planning, Land Use and Sustainability 2012/2013
Councilmember Conlin chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: planning; land use; urban sustainability; and emergency preparedness, management and response.
Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Mike O’Brien chairs the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee. In addition handling policies involving City zoning, planning, and land use regulations, Councilmember O’Brien takes up matters that relate to climate and environmental protections, conservation programs, and green infrastructure.
Police
Seattle Police Department videos
Port Of Seattle
Features, meetings and events focusing on the Port Of Seattle.
Press Conferences
Find out what’s going on with your local government by watching press conferences which feature the Mayor, the Seattle City Council, the Police Department and many other City Departments and Offices.
Property Dispositions
Community meetings held to discuss City proposals regarding the disposition of surplus City-owned real estate.
Public Hearings
Citizens voice their concerns, provide feedback and ask questions about current issues to elected officials, government and community agencies.
Public Safety
Watch special public safety programs and features that focus in on Seattle’s Police, Fire, Law and Court services.
Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology 2012/2013
Councilmember Harrell chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: law enforcement; fire prevention and suppression; emergency medical services; criminal justice; civil rights issues; city information technology planning, implementation, and organization.
Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Bruce Harrell chairs the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee. As chair, Councilmember Harrell considers policies relating to law enforcement, crime prevention and criminal justice, civil rights, emergency preparedness and medical services, City information technology planning and implementation, and cable telecommunication services in Seattle.
Public Service Announcements
Informative videos about important current events and issues.
Puget Sound Regional Council
PSRC’s mission is to ensure a thriving central Puget Sound now and into the future through planning for regional transportation, growth management and economic development.
Safe Communities
The Mayor's Office, the Seattle Police Department and other City departments are working together on the Safe Communities Outreach Initiative.
Seattle 3-1-1
Seattle's proposed 311 service will provide one easy-to-remember number for all police non-emergency and other city services.
Seattle Channel Promos
Watch the Seattle Channel. Learn more about upcoming shows.
Seattle City Light
Informative videos produced by Seattle City Light for citizens to learn more about City's Electric Utility and ways to conserve electricity.
Seattle City Light Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Kshama Sawant chairs the committee handling issues involving Seattle City Light. The committee handles policies relating to Seattle’s energy usage, as well issues relating to alternative energy sources, air pollution regulation, energy utility rates, and Seattle City Light finances.
Seattle Departement of Transportation
Videos from the Seattle Departement of Transportation.
Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission
The Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Seattle Ethics, Elections, Election Pamphlet, and Whistleblower Protection Codes and the City's Lobbying Regulations. The Commission is supported by six employees who investigate complaints, monitor compliance, and offer information and guidance to citizens and employees regarding these Codes.
Seattle Fire Department
Videos from the Seattle Fire Department.
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Features, events and discussions presented by Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture.
Seattle Office of Civil Rights
Since 1969, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has helped make Seattle a city where all people enjoy equal rights, equal opportunity and freedom from illegal discrimination.
Seattle Park District Board
On August 5, 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District, a metropolitan park district authorized by Chapter 35.61 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Seattle Park District has the same boundaries as the City of Seattle and the Seattle City Council members serve as the Park District's Governing Board.
Seattle Park District Board
On August 5, 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District, a metropolitan park district authorized by Chapter 35.61 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Seattle Park District has the same boundaries as the City of Seattle and the Seattle City Council members serve as the Park District's Governing Board.
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Features and events focusing on Seattle's many parks and Seattle Board of Park Commissioners meetings.
Seattle Public Schools
Work sessions, Board of Directors meetings, community meetings and specials relating to the Seattle Public Schools.
Seattle Public Utilities
Informative videos brought to you by the Seattle Public Utilities about the City's water, waste and recycling services.
Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Sally Bagshaw chairs this Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee. Councilmember Bagshaw oversees Council’s work on issues surrounding services provided by Seattle Public Utilities, including water, drainage, wastewater, and solid waste services. The committee also consider matters involving Seattle neighborhoods, such as neighborhood outreach and engagement.
Seattle Transportation Benefit District
The Seattle Transportation Benefit District is governed by a Board, comprised of Seattle City Councilmembers acting ex officio and independently of their elected position. The STBD Board will seek guidance and advice from an established Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III.
Seattle Transportation Benefit District
The Seattle Transportation Benefit District is governed by a Board, comprised of Seattle City Councilmembers acting ex officio and independently of their elected position. The STBD Board will seek guidance and advice from an established Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III.
Select Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality
The Select Committee will work with the Mayor's Office, The Office of Policy and Innovation, the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, the City Budget Office, and the City Attorney's Office to study current minimum wage standards, enforcement of minimum wage standards, and potential modifications to these protocols.
Select Committee on Parks Funding
The purpose of the Select Committee on Parks Funding is to review recommendations from the Parks Legacy Citizen Advisory Committee regarding a package of parks and recreation services (including capital projects, maintenance and operations, and programs) and funding options for implementing that package. The Committee will deliberate and make a final decision as to whether to send a proposal for consideration by voters in the August, 2014 election.
Select Committee on Preschool for All
Select Committee on Preschool for All
Select Committee on Utility Strategic Planning
The purpose of the Select Committee on Utility Strategic Planning is limited to evaluation and consideration of approval of Seattle Public Utilities' proposed Strategic Plan and updates to Seattle City Light's Strategic Plan.
Sodo Arena
Public meetings for the environmental review of the proposed Sodo sports and entertainment arena.
Sound Transit
Features, meetings and events focusing on Sound Transit and light rail.
South Lake Union Committee
Review and recommend action on proposed legislation submitted by the Executive related to rezoning and redevelopment efforts in South Lake Union. Councilmember Richard Conlin chairs this special committee.
South Lake Union Committee
Review and recommend action on proposed legislation submitted by the Executive related to rezoning and redevelopment efforts in South Lake Union. Councilmember Richard Conlin chairs this special committee.
SPD Press Conferences
Press conferences and special announcements made by the Seattle Police Department.
Special Committee for Educational Achievement
Special Committee for Educational Achievement for Seattle School Children.
Special Committee on Central Waterfront, Seawall, and Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program
Analyze, review, and as appropriate, act on Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program proposals and legislation including steps to implement the Bored Tunnel Alternative, the Moving Forward projects, and the seawall replacement; agreements between the City and WSDOT; and all mitigation plans and efforts.
Special Committee on City Light Strategic Plan
Deliberate and review Seattle City Light's proposed six-year Strategic Plan for City Light including the level of O&M and capital expenditures and supporting rates for 2013-2018, make changes as appropriate, and to adopt a final Plan by the end of June 2012.
Special Committee on Law and Risk Management
The purpose of the Special Committee on Law and Risk Management is to provide policy oversight, deliberate and make recommendations intended to improve how the City manages the legal risk and liability the City faces as a result of providing services.
Special Committee on SR 520
The Special Committee will monitor the activities of WSDOT, SDOT, the Governor's office and the State Legislature, and community stakeholders with regard to the SR 520 Project and take necessary actions or make policy recommendations in 2010.
Special Committee on Taxi, For-hire, and Limousine Regulations
The Committee will work with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services to study the existing market for Taxi, For-hire, and Limousine services, the current approach to the regulation of these services and potential modifications to this regulatory structure.
Special Committee on the Library Levy
Special Committee to review and recommend action on proposed levy options submitted by the Library Board to the City Council (and the Mayor) for a vote of the people of Seattle in August, 2012.
Special Committee on Waterfront Planning
The purpose of the Special Waterfront Planning Committee is to review, monitor and act on plans, strategies and partnerships for the management, use and programming of new public spaces on the Central Waterfront. The Committee will also review and act on development or redevelopment of Parks Department's waterfront properties on the Central Waterfront, including the Central Waterfront Master Plan for Piers 57-63 (Alaskan Way Landing).
Special Committee on Yesler Terrace
Yesler Terrace is a 30-acre publicly subsidized housing community located on the southern slope of First Hill, adjacent to downtown, Harborview Medical Center, the International District and Seattle University.
Technology
Special events, features and meetings that focus on technology in the City.
Town Hall Committee
Provide an opportunity for public engagement with the Council on issues and concerns. Each Town Hall will have a more specific focus which will be announced when the meeting is scheduled.
Transportation
Special programming that takes a look at Seattle's transportation challenges and ways to make improvements.
Transportation Committee 2012/2013
Councilmember Rasmussen chairs this 2012/2013 committee, which focuses on: city-wide and regional transportation and transit policies and planning, street maintenance and rehabilitation, traffic control, and parking policies; neighborhood transportation planning; pedestrian and bicycle programs; coordination of transportation issues and the representation of the Council's interests on transportation.
Transportation Committee 2014/2015
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen chairs the 2014/2015 Transportation Committee. The committee will handle matters pertaining to city-wide and regional transportation policy and planning. These issues range from pedestrian and bicycle programs, traffic control and parking policies, and overseeing the City’s coordination with regional and state departments of transportation.
Urban Sustainability
This series highlights the latest advances in sustainable design, planning and development, and ways to transform Seattle into a climate neutral, pedestrian friendly, transit oriented, community focused and sustainable designed city.
Winter Storm
Winter storm tips from the City of Seattle.


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