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Affordable housing with container homes
Finding affordable housing throughout the City can be a challenge. But one Seattle couple has found a way of creating it and from a source you might not expect.
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Energy Committee
Agenda: Public Comment, Review concerning Seattle City Light (SCL) CEO Jorge Carrasco, Seattle City Light`s (SCL) 2012 Integrated Resource Plan, Public Comment.
Finance and Culture Committee 7/23/2014
Agenda: Film Forum, Office of Arts and Culture name change, acceptance of funding from non-City sources, 2014 Budget, marijuana locational restrictions.
Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee 7/22/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Director`s Report, Neighborhood Matching Fund 2014 projects, Climate Justice Ambassadors presentation, PugetSoundOff.org presentation.
Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee 7/21/2014
Agenda: Incentive Zoning.
CityStream: Hive Bio 7/22/2014
The South Lake Union neighborhood is one of innovation from the big bio labs to the headquarters of Amazon. While these companies have space to create the next big thing, there`s now spot in town that lets anyone don the goggles and lab coat. Nicole Sanchez has more on the Hive Bio Community Lab.
Council Briefing
Agenda Items: Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Council and Regional Committees, City Attorney`s Office Proposed Columbia Center Lease and Incentive Zoning.
Full Council 7/21/2014
Agenda: Center City Connector, office space in the Columbia Center, Oath of Office of Michael Mattmiller as CTO, Office of Professional Accountability, Board of Park Commissioners, expanding Legacy House, Economic Development Commission.
CityStream: Container Homes 7/21/2014
Finding affordable housing throughout the City can be a challenge. But one Seattle couple has found a way of creating it and from a source you might not expect. Josephine Cheng has the story of ShelterKraft Container Homes.
Central Waterfront, Seawall, and Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Committee 7/21/2014
Agenda: Office of the Waterfront Update, Report from Central Waterfront Committee, Elliott Bay Seawall Update, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Update.
Special Seattle Public School Board Meeting 7/18/2014
A special meeting of the the Seattle Public School Board.
CityStream Pet of the Week: Rufio
Rufio here. I`m a goofy, flirty, and sassy dude who is EXUBERANT and FUN-LOVING! I am two years old and fully grown but not your average-size cat. I weigh 17 pounds but I`m not fat. My fur is black and white. Mostly black though. I have a half mustache and racing stripes down my throat that lead down to two big white spots on my tummy. I have big curious green eyes. I can`t really remember how it happened but I have a 90 degree kink at the tip of my tail. I`ll let you touch it, I don`t mind.
Seattle Transportation Benefit District 7/17/2014
Agenda: Report of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District Governing Board, resolution 12 a voter approved vehicle license fee and sales and use tax to fund Metro Transit service.
CityStream: Creative Spaces
Time to whip out your goggles and lab coat! We`ll show you how to get accessible and affordable lab space through the HiveBio community. With Seattle housing prices on the rise, we look at one cozy and affordable option, "cargotecture." Plus, it`s no secret Seattleites have a thing for the water. And some have taken to it -- quite literally by calling the water home. Join Host Abbey Gibb from Lake Union Park for these stories and more!
Housing Affordability, Human Services, and Economic Resiliency Committee
Agenda: Public Comment, Lifting Budget Proviso for Study to Expand Legacy House, Office of Economic Development (OED) Director`s Report, Economic Development Commission Appointment, Access Seattle Construction Mitigation, Office of Film and Music (OFM) Workplan.
Framing Pictures: Pieces of Film
The Northwest Film Forum hosts monthly talks about movies. Here they discuss Snowpiercer, The Rover, Edge of Tomorrow, Jersey Boys, and the patchy way the Twitterverse has changed film criticism.
Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee 7/16/2014
Agenda: Seattle Police Monitor`s Third Semiannual Report, Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Information Technology Oath of Office, Seattle Police Department`s 1st Quarter 2014 Sworn Staffing Update, Office of Professional Accountability Closed Case Report January-March 2014, Exploration of Seattle Municipal Identification Cards.
Housing Affordability, Human services and Economic Resiliency Meeting
Agenda Items: Public Comment, State of Ballard, Office of Housing (OH) Director`s Report, Housing Strategic Plan, Presentation by Tenant`s Union, Housing Preservation in Seattle.
Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, And Gender Pay Equity Committee
Agenda: Public Comment, Chair`s Report, Relating to the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Relating to the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, Board of Park Commissioners Reappointment.
Town Square: 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act 1964
The Reverend Dr. Samuel McKinney joins Larry Gossett and a host of dignitaries to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Mayor`s Media Availability: Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) Director 7/15/2014
Mayor Murray announced Cuc Vu as his choice to lead the City`s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA). In her new role as Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Vu brings her life experience as a refugee who knows the stigma of food stamps and the prestige of an Ivy League school, as well as 12 years of experience working on immigrant and refugee affairs as an advocate, issue organizer and non-profit founder and executive.
Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee 7/15/2014
Agenda: Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments Docket-Setting, downtown waterfront, Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot program.
Seattle Voices with Tom Mara
Tom Mara is Executive Director of KEXP, an arts organization with a mission to enrich people`s lives by championing music and discovery.
Council Conversations with Kshama Sawant
How did a software engineer from India end up becoming the first socialist member of the Seattle City Council? In her first appearance on Council Conversations, Sawant, who was elected to the council by a razor-thin margin last year, discusses her path to politics, including her push to raise Seattle`s minimum wage to $15 an hour. She joins host Josephine Cheng at the "bridges to nowhere" in the Washington Park Arboretum to talk about what drives her activism and what`s next on her history-making political agenda.
City Inside/Out: Council Edition - July 2014
Summer is here and recreational marijuana stores have finally opened in Seattle. Councilmember Nick Licata says he has a tough decision to make when it comes to aligning the new system with medical marijuana dispensaries. Plus, Council President Tim Burgess fields questions about City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco`s pay-raise controversy, and Councilmember Jean Godden has a plan to shake up the way the Seattle Police Department deals with female officers on the force. All this and more, plus questions from our viewers on the July episode of Council Edition with host Brian Callanan.
Council Briefing
Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions, Council and Regional Committees.
Full Council 7/14/2014
Agenda: Public comment, Transportation Network Companies, Taxi, For-hire Services, Affiliated Drivers and Vehicles, 2014 Budget, Wastewater Treatment Division permission, Seattle Department of Transportation; Accepting a Statutory Warranty Deed, Land Value Determinations for Shoreline Street End and Term Permit Fee Methodologies, Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board Appointment, Rates and Charges for Water Services of Seattle Public Utilities, Urban Forestry Commission Appointment, West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area, 2013 Annual Report of the Office of the City Auditor, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority.
Select Committee on Utility Strategic Planning
Agenda: Public Comment, SPU Customer Review Panel Recommendation, Adopting a 2015-2020 Strategic Business Plan for SPU.
Seattle News NOW: 7/11/14
Seattle`s trash gets converted to energy; a new director for the transportation department and local produce means local profits for neighborhood farm stands. These stories and more are on this week`s Seattle News NOW.
PSA: Child Care Assistance Program
Find out how families can qualify for free childcare with the Child Care Assistance Program from Seattle`s Human Services Department.
CityStream: Mayors Against Illegal Guns 7/16/2014
With gun violence on the rise in Seattle and a new Police Chief in office, Mayor Ed Murray is looking for more ways to help calm the violence. As Nicole Sanchez reports, so are other Mayors all across the country.
CityStream Pet of the Week: Coco
I`m Coco the trusty Chocolate Lab and I was put on this Earth to be your ever mellow and obedient best buddy. I come ready-made with a bag of tricks; sitting, staying, laying down and shaking hands are easy as pie. All tricks come with a treat toll, of course. I don`t take Visa or cash but treats and pets would be perfect!
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Haroon Ullah
Nancy and Haroon discuss how he came to write The Bargain from the Bazaar and how the family described in the book symbolizes the complexities of modern day Pakistan. He also talks about growing up South Asian just east of the Cascades in Richland, Washington.
Seattle Transportation Benefit District 7/10/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Concerning a voter-approved vehicle license fee and sales and use tax to fund Metro Transit service in Seattle.
CityStream: Helping Hands
We travel halfway across the globe with a Seattle doctor whose compassion knows no boundaries. Then, closer to home, learn how emergency preparation and neighborliness go hand in hand when it comes to a city program that helps residents become better prepared for disasters. Plus Mayor Ed Murray joins with other mayors to take aim at illegal guns. Join host Penny LeGate for these stories and more.
CityStream: Medical Teams International 7/17/2014
Seattle is known internationally as a hub for philanthropic organizations. Among them is Medical Teams International, formerly known as Northwest Medical Teams. MTI is working in some of the world`s most desperate places. Penny LeGate travels with one Seattle volunteer doctor who has devoted countless hours to saving lives in remote villages across the globe.
CityStream: SNAP 7/15/2014
Seattle Neighborhood Actively Prepare (SNAP) is a city program designed to teach neighbors to help each other in the case of a natural disaster. Jeff Gentes takes us inside the training as a few Ballard neighbors get friendly for the sake of safety.
American Podium: Eric Liu - The Chinese American Dream
Citizen University`s Eric Liu explores the impact of China`s as a rising power on today`s Chinese Americans.
Video Voters Guide: Seattle Parks Levy
Ballots for the Aug. 5 primary will arrive in mailboxes this week. Seattle voters will decide on Proposition 1 which would create a metropolitan park district, called the Seattle Park District, to provide ongoing funding to maintain, operate and improve parks, community centers, pools, and other recreation facilities and programs. In this edition of the Video Voters` Guide, hear from supporters and opponents of the measure that would create a new taxing source to fund the city parks system when the current levy expires this year.
Energy Committee 7/9/2014
Agenda: Public Comment, Seattle City Light`s (SCL) 2012 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), SCL 2014 IRP Update and Progress Report.
Finance and Culture Committee 7/9/2014
Words` Worth, Public Comment, Employee Hours Tax and Commercial Parking Tax, West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area, 2013 Annual Report of the Office of the City Auditor.
Find It - Fix It Community Walk: Orcas and MLK 7/8/2014
City leaders join residents and business owners on a walk through the neighborhood.
Transportation Committee 7/8/2014
Agenda: Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, South Magnolia Combined Sewer Overflow, 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements, Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad Replacement, Metro Night Owl Funding, Access Seattle Program.
Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee 7/8/2014
Agenda: People`s Academy for Community Engagement, New Water Rate Class, 2013 Recyling Rate Report, Urban Forestry Commission, Green Seattle Partnership Team Update.
Seattle Voices with John Hamer
John spent 15 years running the Washington News Council, an independent forum for media accuracy and fairness that he co-founded in 1998. He will continue to head the TAO of Journalism Center.
Council Briefing
Preview of Today`s Full Council Actions and Regional Committee, Gun Violence Research Results.
Full Council 7/7/2014
Agenda: for-hire vehicles, Residences at Fairview Addition, Report of the Police Intelligence Auditor, Seattle Police Chief 2013 Annual Report.
CityStream: Business of Seafair 7/9/2014
When you think of summer in Seattle, many folks think about fun on the water whether at one of the many beaches on the Puget Sound or along Lake Washington. Another Seattle summer tradition that also comes to mind: Seafair. Jeff Gentes takes a look at this fast paced, neighborhood driven summer celebration.
CityStream Pet of the Week: Marley
Marley is a one year old Bearded Dragon who is friendly and easy to handle and even loves to snuggle! Marley gets along with most people, but really seems to like guys. Come see if Marley is right for you!
CityStream: Summer Traditions
It`s summer in the city and we`re celebrating some of Seattle`s favorite summertime traditions from the Seafair festival to playing beachside. We dive into the 65th anniversary of Seafair, including everyone`s favorite Seafair pirates and neighborhood celebrations. Plus, we`ll share tips on staying safe in the water while beating the summer heat. Join host Nicole Sanchez from Alki Beach for these stories and more.
CityStream: Really? Water Safety 7/10/2014
When the days get longer and the temperatures rise, you`ll see more and more folks heading out to the many beaches and pools around town. While swimming is a great way to stay cool in the summer, it can also be really dangerous. Angela King has safety tips in this installment of Really?




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