Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Seattle Center Arena will sit on ‘Seattle Storm Way’ thanks to WNBA champs & Mayor Durkan

WNBA / Seattle Storm
Local Sports
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has transmitted legislation to designate the main pathway next to new Seattle Center Arena as “Seattle Storm Way.” ...
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Enacted: 12-Week Paid Family Leave, Wage Transparency for City Employees

Local
The legislation makes Seattle the first municipality in the region to offer robust parental and paid family care leave. ...
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Seattle to Open Safe Lots for Homeless Living in Vehicles

Local
Mayor Ed Murray issued an emergency order to expedite the siting of two safe lots in Ballard and Delridge for homeless individuals and families living in recreational vehicles and cars. ...
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Seattle City Council Announces Committee Assignments, Search for New Council President

Seattle City Council Facebook Photo
Politics Local
Seattle City Council announced its tentative plan for committee assignments Friday, in preparation for work in 2016. ...
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Seattle Mayor, City Council Pass Planned Parenthood Joint Resolution

Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Health
Monday, Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray introduced and passed a joint resolution affirming the City’s support of Planned Parenthood. ...
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Seattle Budgets $182,000 for Additional Shelter Beds

Beginning January 15, Seattle will double the size of the emergency shelter at the King County Administration Building. The facility currently serves as a seasonal shelter that hosts 50 beds during the coldest winter months. Murray said that by the end of January, the city will also fund another 15 shelter beds at a Capitol Hill facility specifically for youth living on the streets.
Top News Local
Seattle currently funds 1,700 shelter beds – each serving an average of six people a year. The Seattle City Council has set aside $182,000 for more beds. ...
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