Hometown technology companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, and Real Networks aren’t the only reason for Seattle’s tech-savvy, plugged-in reputation. All nine Seattle City Councilmembers maintain blogs to keep their constituents up to date on local political issues, key legislation, City programs, current events, and other Seattle news. Bookmark your favorites to keep current on the Councilmembers’ work all over the city.
Council President Richard Conlin – http://conlin.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: support for independent libraries; faster bus service for SR 520; and the Councilmembers recent commitment to make Seattle carbon-neutral.
Timothy Burgess – http://timothyburgess.typepad.com/*
- Recent topics: Arizona’s new immigration laws; improving quality of life on the streets of Seattle; and crime prevention.
Jean Godden – http://godden.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: last week’s public budget hearing at North Seattle Community College; the Seattle Times’ 2010 Pulitzer Prize; and the recent move of Elliot Bay Bookstore.
Bruce Harrell – http://www.bruceharrell.org/*
- Recent topics: Seattle City Light’s recent bond rating; broadband internet in Seattle; and the 520 bridge.
Sally Clark – http://clark.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: making use of urban alleyways; parking in light rail station spaces; and http://data.seattle.gov/.
Tom Rasmussen – http://rasmussen.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: safety in the downtown bus transit tunnels.
Nick Licata – http://licata.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: seawall construction; panhandling legislation; and the City’s Zero Waste Strategy.
Mike O’Brien – http://obrien.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: Seattle’s drainage and wastewater system; inclusive neighborhood planning processes; and carbon neutrality.
Sally Bagshaw – http://bagshaw.seattle.gov/
- Recent topics: her training at “Fire Ops 101”; and municipal budget next steps.
*personal blog (not hosted by the city of Seattle)