By law, the eleven elected officials in Seattle must file an annual F-1 financial disclosure form as a public record with the city clerk by April 15th of each year. As of this morning (April 24), seven of the nine have done so.
As I was combing through the City Council candidates’ filed paperwork, I came across something particularly ironic.
Last week Council member Tim Burgess announced that he would not run for re-election next year. Yesterday I had a thoughtful, far-ranging interview with Burgess, touching on his reasons for making this his last term, reflections on the past year and the political climate in the city, his support for the Mayor, and his plans for 2017 and beyond.
Tim Burgess’s announcement that he will not be running for re-election tops the news this morning.
Yesterday’s final approval of the city budget tops the news.
Seattle was an island of deep blue in an ocean of red on Election Day, leading many to assume that the city is immune to the shift that happened in the rest of the country. Let’s put that to the test.
More reaction to Tuesday’s election results, plus what Trump means for Seattle.
Reaction to Tuesday’s election tops today’s news.
I stopped grieving long enough to write a few thoughts on yesterday’s election, and what I think it means locally.