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18
Oct
2012

League Supports AFIS and Seawall Ballot Measures

The Municipal League Foundation today released positions supporting both King County’s Proposition 1 and City of Seattle’s Proposition 1 to appear on the November 6 General Election Ballot.  The Municipal League Board voted to SUPPORT King County Proposition 1, funding the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), noting that it is a proven, successful regional tool to […]

17
Jul
2012

Municipal League Evaluates Local Campaign Finance Reform Recommendations

The Municipal League Foundation convened a short term, ad hoc committee to review and respond to a request from City of Seattle Council members Mike O’Brien, Sally Clark, and Tim Burgess, to evaluate local campaign finance reform recommendations. The committee reviewed materials and met on June 14th and was briefed by neutral, pro and con […]

1
Jul
2012

Municipal League Postion on Seattle Prop 1 & King County Prop 1 on the August 7th Primary Election Ballot

The Municipal League Foundation today released positions on City of Seattle’s Proposition 1 and King County’s Proposition 1 to appear on August 16 Primary ballots. OPPOSES City of Seattle’s Prop.1 : The Seattle Public Library Operations Levy  – The Seattle Public Library is an esteemed institution, a critically important city service, and a valuable neighborhood asset. […]

6
Jun
2012

Munileague Raises Question About Proposed Arena Deal

The Municipal League Foundation has released a review of the proposal for a new sports arena proposed in the South Downtown (SODO) neighborhood. The Foundation believes the proposal has great potential to benefit the regional economy but also raises questions that should be addressed before the MOU is adopted. The summary document is intended to […]

8
Apr
2012

2012 Civic Awards draws press attention.

Check out all the press coverage of our 2012 Civic Awards! “Executive thanks Municipal League of King County for regional leadership award; Prestigious James Ellis Regional Leadership Award presented to Dow Constantine in ceremonies tonight” – Bloomberg Businessweek “Award for Gay Marriage Vote Reminds Us- it All Seems so February” – Washington State Wire “Municipal League Civic […]

6
Apr
2012

News of the 2012 Magnuson Award in the Washington State Wire.

The Washington Wire observes how time flies in Olympia and pays special note to our 2012 Magnuson Award Winner in their story titled, “Award for Gay Marriage Vote Reminds Us – it All Seems so February”    

3
Jan
2012

Watch our Extreme Makover Event on the Sattle Channel

If you missed our December 1st event entitled Extreme Makeover: Government Edition, you can watch it on the Seattle Channel! Modeled after Ignite Talks, speakers gave 5 minute pitches on how to improve/what’s wrong with our government. Speakers include Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Bob Ferguson, Seattle Councilmember Tim Burgess, Municipal League Chair Matthew Stubbs, King County Sheriff […]

28
Oct
2011

Municipal League Finds the King County Redistricting Process Conducted Integrity

After monitoring the King County redistricting process for the past six months, the Municipal League released its report.  We concluded that the redistricting process was conducted with integrity and without improper influences, that it meaningfully sought and considered public input, and that the Districting Committee’s consensus map of redrawn district boundaries meets the goals set […]

19
Oct
2011

Ballot Issue Recommendations for November 2011 General Election Ballot

The Municipal League of King County has released recommendations on 2 Ballot Issues to appear on the 2011 November General Election ballot. The Municipal League “OPPOSES” Seattle Transportation Benefit Dist rict Proposition 1.   To read the League’s full recommendation, including arguments for and against,  CLICK HERE The Municipal League “SUPPORTS” the City of Seattle Proposition 1: Families and Education Levy   […]

18
Feb
2011

Seattle Times Acknowledges MuniLeague Government Reform Committee Report

Seattle Times reporter Keith Ervin speaks with Muni League Issue Studies co-chair Vanessa Lund about the Government Reform Committee, its latest report, and King County reform efforts during King County Executive Dow Constantine’s first year in office.   About the report . . . The Municipal League’s King County Government Reform Study committee has been […]

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