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3
Nov
2014

Correction to a fact used in our Ballot Issues overview.

On October 22, 2014, the Seattle Times published an opinion piece by the Municipal League regarding Seattle Proposition 1.  This piece stated that King County Metro’s costs have increased roughly twice as fast as inflation in recent years.  This statement requires correction.  Between 2008 and 2013, Metro’s inflation adjusted cost per bus service hour increased […]

14
Oct
2014

Municipal League of King County Recommendation on Creation of a City Transportation Authority for Public Monorail Facilities

Municipal League of King County Recommendation on Seattle Citizen Petition 1—Creation of a City Transportation Authority for Public Monorail Facilities   Summary of Measure Seattle Citizen Petition No. 1 seeks funding to create a City of Seattle transportation authority known as the Century Transportation Authority (CenTran), a government authority that would plan, construct, operate and […]

14
Oct
2014

Municipal League of King County Recommendation on Proposition 1 – Seattle Transportation Benefit District

Municipal League of King County Recommendation on Seattle Proposition 1—Seattle Transportation Benefit District November 4, 2014 General Election Summary of Measure Seattle Proposition 1 seeks additional funding for Metro Transit service benefitting the City of Seattle. According to the explanatory statement accompanying the proposition, these funds would be used for three primary purposes. First, the […]

16
Oct
2013

The Municipal League Releases 2013 General Election Ballot Recommendations

The Municipal League Foundation today released recommendations on City of Seattle Proposition 1, and Seattle City Charter Amendment 19, to appear on the November 5 General Election Ballot. The Municipal League Foundation Board voted to support City of Seattle’s Proposition 1, concerning the creation of a system to publicly finance city council election campaigns. The […]

8
Oct
2013

One Stop Ballot Shop – Mayor Debate Oct 15

The Municipal League is teaming up with Seattle CiyClub and Seattle Works to present the One Stop Ballot Shop on October 15 This mayoral debate will reflect YOUR concerns and priorities. To submit your questions, visit http://ow.ly/pm4z2

8
Oct
2013

Responsible Choices – Judge for Yourself Debate Oct 17

Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, former State Auditor Brian Sonntag, and Kirkland City Council Member Toby Nixon cordially invite you to an Event Benefitting the First Annual Judge for Yourself Debate Moderated by KCTS’ Enrique Cerna   The debate will address Initiative 522, concerning the labeling of GMO foods. Initiative committee members of both sides will […]

11
Jul
2013

Municipal League Foundation Releases Recommendation on Prop. 1

MUNILEAGUE SUPPORTS UPCOMING PARKS LEVY The Municipal League Foundation today released its position in support of King County Parks Levy Proposition 1, to appear on the August 6 Primary Ballot. The Municipal League Foundation Board voted to support King County Proposition 1 at the recommendation of our Ballot Issues Committee. King County manages the regional […]

8
Apr
2013

Munileague’s Metro Committee Releases Follow Up Report on Metro Transit

In 2008 the Municipal League issued its Review of Metro Transit which was critical of Metro in four areas:  performance measurement, service allocation policy, strategic planning, and transparency. This current review describes the progress achieved by Metro since then and discusses its financial situation in light of the recent years of slow economic growth while […]

4
Mar
2013

March 19 – Legislature Now: What’s in Motion

  In January CityClub hosted its annual Legislative Preview where we spoke with the top leadership in the State House and Senate about their priorities for the upcoming session. During the forum all four panelists said the legislature would make a $1 billion down payment on the McCleary decision to fund basic education. With finite […]

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