Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers Aim To Increase Civic Participation. Will They Work?
Seattle’s unique Democracy Voucher Program was designed to increase the number and diversity of local candidates. Is it doing the job?
By Erica C. Barnett | July 16, 2019
City Council’s Lorena Gonzalez Proposes Paid Family Leave for Private Employees
Earlier this year, the city council adopted legislation guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave to City of Seattle employees, but expanding family leave to private employees is proving more controversial
By Erica Barnett | April 28, 2017
In Search of a Happier Seattle
It’s time to start talking about what really matters when making policy decisions for our city: the
By Seattle Mag | October 17, 2011
Seattle’s Mini Mayors
Our's is one of the last big cities with an ‘at large’ city council. Some say it hurts neighborhoods