All posts by Kevin Schofield

Kevin Schofield is a freelance writer and the founder of Seattle City Council Insight, a web site providing independent news and analysis of the Seattle City Council. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he worked for Microsoft Corporation for 26 years. That culminated in a term as Chief Operations Officer for Microsoft Research, the division of the company focused on advancing the state of the art in computing. Upon leaving Microsoft in 2014 he decided to embrace his love of writing. Kevin volunteers at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, where he also serves on the Board of Directors. He is also Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Beyond writing, his personal passions are his twin daughters, photography, cooking, and playing the guitar. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Secure scheduling: employers are blowing their big chance

When new Council members Lisa Herbold and Lorena Gonzalez took up the issue of secure scheduling earlier this year, they decided to try an ambitious new approach to get to a draft legislation. While the two of them in the end seem to be getting the information they need to write an ordinance, the conversation that’s leading them there is falling short of their ideal. And the employers are largely to blame.

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This week: SODO arena, housing levy, minimum wage impact

Lots of things are happening this week in Council chambers, including a hearing and possible vote on the SODO Arena street vacation, a report on the impact of the increased minimum wage, and amendments to the 2016 Housing Levy.

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