This morning, a bill requiring places of public accommodation to turn on closed captions on all televisions in public areas was passed out of committee and is now headed for final approval by the full Council next Monday.
The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission meets on Wednesday, and will take on a tough question: how to fix the requirement that candidates participating in the Democracy Voucher program participate in at least three public debates.
This afternoon the City Council gave a master class in what happens when a land-use bill is rushed through the legislative process.
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This morning, the Council’s Governance, Ethics and Technology Committee moved forward an ordinance adopting several updates to the Democracy Vouchers program and to other rules governing local elections.
This morning the Progressive Revenue Task Force held its second meeting, the first with substantive discussions of the issues. There were some important insights that help clarify the picture of the need — and the possible ways to address it.
(updated 1/19/18 10:00am — the city provided updated slides with corrections for bad data and incorrect math)
This morning the Progressive Revenue Task Force held its first meeting, and mostly just decided what its other meetings will be about.
This afternoon the City Council announced the members of its Progressive Revenue Task Force, i.e. the group tasked with looking at a proposal for instituting a head tax or tapping into other progressive revenue sources.
Today the City Council announced that it has started taking applications for its newly-created task force to look at progressive revenue sources to fund new homelessness and affordable housing investments.
The City is trying to fill 15 spots on Design Review Boards around the city. This is a great opportunity for grassroots civic participation.
You can find the details, including how to apply, here. The deadline for applications is December 15th.
The Mayor and City Council have posted a call for applications to sit on the newly-formed Seattle Renters Commission.