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24
Jul
2017

The Seattle Budget – A Looming Crisis?

Seattle Budget May Face a Looming Crisis Three main sources of revenue could be hit by a “perfect storm,” forcing hard decisions for policymakers Our challenge: What would candidates for Mayor and City Council do? Full Report Seattle, July 24, 2017 – The City of Seattle could face a “perfect storm” of sharply declining revenues in […]

19
Jul
2016

Ballot Issues Committee August 2016: Recommendation on City of Seattle Initiative Measure No. 1—Building and Operation of a Mile-Long Elevated Park on Alaskan Way

Municipal League of King County Recommendation on City of Seattle Initiative Measure No. 1—Building and Operation of a Mile-Long Elevated Park on Alaskan Way August 2, 2016 Primary Election Ballot Summary of Measure Initiative No. 123 seeks to put in place an alternative to the City of Seattle’s existing waterfront redevelopment plan. This summary first […]

19
Jul
2016

Ballot Issues Committees August 2016 Recommendation for Proposition 1: Seattle Housing Levy

MUNICIPAL LEAGUE OF KING COUNTY   Proposition 1: Seattle Housing Levy   August 2, 2016 Primary Election Ballot   Summary of Measure: City of Seattle Proposition 1 sets out a proposed 2016 Housing Levy that would be a successor to the 2009 levy that expires this year and to four other previous Seattle housing measures […]

12
Oct
2015

2015 Education Committee Report

The Munileague 2015 Education Committee Report is now available. King County’s 19 school districts range from urban, to suburban, to rural, and from a size of over 50,000 students in Seattle to just 42 students in Skykomish. The Municipal League Foundation’s Education Committee wanted to understand the characteristics and the challenges facing school districts countywide, […]

28
Sep
2015

2015 Ballot Recommendations

The Municipal League Foundation today released recommendations on King County Proposition 1, King County Charter Amendment 1, Seattle Proposition 1, and Seattle Initiative 122. The Municipal League Foundation Board voted to support King County Proposition 1 (Best Starts for Kids). The Municipal League believes that an investment in King County’s children and their families as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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