Seattle CIty Council

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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?

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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

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In Search of a Happier Seattle

It’s time to start talking about what really matters when making policy decisions for our city: the

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Seattle’s Mini Mayors

Our's is one of the last big cities with an ‘at large’ city council. Some say it hurts neighborhoods