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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 […]

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   […]

13
May
2007

In The News – Seattle Times – Fairwood incorporation: wrong place, wrong time

Seattle Times | Fairwood incorporation: wrong place, wrong time | 5/13/2007 Later, the Municipal League of King County arrived at the same conclusion. The League’s board and the ballot committees, each with a two-thirds vote, opposed the ballot measure to incorporate. Citing a “weak tax base,” the board concluded that “the new city would struggle […]

7
May
2007

In The News – Seattle PI – Muni League keeps the lights on

Seattle PI | Muni League keeps the lights on | 5/07/207 With recent confirmation of its last member, an independent citizens advisory board of experts to oversee Seattle City Light was finally re-established after a hiatus of more than a year. The former advisory board had provided the roadmap for City Light’s recovery from the […]

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