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Archive Index Organized by Issue Number:
2011 (#317 - #305)2010 (#304 - #273)2009 (#272 - #284)
2008 (#271 - #243)2007 (#242 - #226)2006 (#225 - #209)
2005 (#208 - #190)2004 (#189 - #171)2003 (#170 - #146)
2002 (#145 - #120)2001 (#119 - #98)2000 (#97 - #79)
1999 (#78 - #54)1998 (#53 - #24)1997 (#23 - #08)1996 (#07 - #01)

Alphabetically Organized Archive Index:
A •  B •  C •  D •  E •  F •  G •  H •  I •  J •  K •  L •  M •  N •  O •  P •  Q •  R •  S •  T •  U •  V •  W •  Y •  Z •  #

1996-2009

A

Added Activities for Nightclubs - Issue(s)# 59, 60
Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Project - Issue(s)# 136, 137, 144, 154, 183, 189, 196, 211, 219, 220, 227, 230, 231, 235, 271, 272, 280, 288, 294, 303, 305, 306, 313
Alcohol in Stadiums - Issue(s)# 25
All Ages Dance Ordinance - Issue(s)# 88, 92 (See also Teen Dance Ordinance)
Annual Report - Issue(s)# 228
Aquarium - Issue(s)# 83, 84
Arboretum - Issue(s)# 40, 42, 50, 52, 59, 61, 66, 88, 99, 102, 107
Arboretum-Lakeside Trail - Issue(s)# 42, 67
Artist Housing - Issue(s)# 109, 155
Arts - Issue(s)# 38, 75, 76, 80, 81, 84, 96, 190, 307
Arts - 1% for Art - Issue(s)# 81, 84
Arts - 1% for Art Outside Seattle - Issue(s)# 76
Arts - City Hall - Issue(s)# 242
Arts - Creating Space For Artists - Issue(s)# 138, 307
Arts - Education - Issue(s)# 322
Arts - Funding it in Public Schools - Issue(s)# 246
Arts Action Plan - Issue(s)# 75
Arts Commission - Changing The Arts Commission - Issue(s)# 141
Assisted Living Facilities Legislation - Issue(s)# 53
Association of Washington Cities (AWC) - Issue(s)# 38
Athletic Fields (see Sports Fields and Magnuson Park)

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B

Baseball Stadium - Issue(s)# 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 66 (see also Initiative 16)
Belltown P-Patch Protected - Issue(s)# 56
Biodefense Facility - Issue(s)# 190
Biosafety Lab Legislation - Issue(s) # 299
Biotechnology Industry - Issue(s)# 165, 166
Bluesuit Power - Issue(s)# 23
Boards And Commissions Meeting Room Listen Line - Issue(s)# 183
Bridge and Road Maintenance - Issue(s)# 186
Budget 1999-2000 - Issue(s)# 51
Budget 2000 - Issue(s)# 72, 75
Budget 2001-2002 - Issue(s)# 96
Budget 2003-4 - Issue(s)# 143
Budget 2004 - Issue(s)# 169
Budget 2005 - Issue(s)# 187
Budget 2007-2008 - Issue(s)# Issue #224
Budget 2009-2010 - Issue(s)# 267, 276, 280, 284
Budget 2011-2012 - Issue(s) # 300, 302
Building Height Limits - Issue(s) # 308
Burma Ordinance - Issue(s)# 36, 37, 38

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C

Cable Customer Privacy - Issue(s)# 132
Cable TV - Public Access - Issue(s)# 68
Cable TV & TCI - Issue(s)# 54, 57
Cable TV & WIN - Issue(s)# 100
Campaign Finance Reform Report - Issue(s)# 14
CAP Committee meeting agenda - Issue(s)# 36
CAP meeting - Issue(s)# 26, 30, 32, 33, 41
CAP poem: Word's Worth - Issue(s)# 36
Capitol Hill Tunnel - Issue(s)# 17
Capital Needs - Issue(s)# 262
Capital Projects - Issue(s)# 249
Car Recovery Program - Issue(s)# 96 (see also Impound Ordinance)
Car Towing Rates - Issue(s)# 316
Cedar River (HCP) - Issue(s)# 25, 55
Channel 29 - Issue(s)# 68
Chihuly Museum - Issue(s)# 295
Citizen Lobbying Ordinance - Issue(s)# 12, 13, 29
Citizen Participation - Issue(s)# 20
City Contracting Procedures - Issue(s)# 30
City Council Funded Projects - Issue(s)# 51
City Council Public Forum - Issue(s)# 22
City Council Retreat - Issue(s)# 79
City Council Rules - Issue(s)# 22, 33, 34
City Light Rate Increases - Issue(s)# 70
City Light Rates - Issue(s)# 172, 173, 281
Civic Center - Issue(s)# 31, 33, 64, 194 (see also Key Tower)
Civic Center Public Safety Building Site - Issue(s)# 194
Clean Dreams - Issue(s)# 264
Command Center Advisory Panel - Issue(s)# 181
Community Center Hours - Issue(s)# 72, 75
Community Centers - Issue(s)# 62, 63, 64, 72, 75
Community Kiosks Task Force - Issue(s)# 42, 70, 108
Comprehensive Plan Amendments - Issue(s)# 194
Conference on Puget Sound's Future - Issue(s)# 44
Contribution Limits - Issue(s)# 94
Convention Center - Issue(s)# 59
Convention Center: Expansion - Issue(s)# 57
Convention Center: Freeway Park Garage - Issue(s)# 1, 2, 3, 5, 62
Convention Center: Skybridges - Issue(s)# 21
Convention Center: Vote - Issue(s)# 43, 60
Copying costs - Issue(s)# 29
Corrections - Issue(s)# 71
Council Committee Assignment, 1998 - Issue(s)# 24
Council Member Nick Licata As Himself - Issue(s)# 110
Cultural Overlay Districts - Issue(s)# 252, 261

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D

Deep Bore Tunnel - Issue(s)# 303, 305, 306, 313
Design Review - Issue(s)# 65
Disaster Planning - Issue(s)# 203
Discovery Park - Issue(s)# 16, 55, 67, 68
Display of Human Remains - Issue(s) # 296
District Elections - Issue(s)# 115
Dogs off leash area - Issue(s)# 16, 45, 65, 73
Downtown Sidewalks - Issue(s)# 242
Downtown Public Spaces -Issue (s)# Issue #216
Downtown Tunnel & Sound Transit - Issue(s)# 134
Downtown Tunnel Resolution - Issue(s)# 103, 105
Drug Policy Project - Issue(s)# 125
Drug Testing for New City Employees - Issue(s)# 4

E

Earth Day - Issue(s)# 177
Eco April 2008 - Issue(s)# 252
Elections 1997 - Issue(s)# 14, 19, 20, 56
Electric Utility Deregulation - Issue(s)# 24
E-Mail - Issue(s)# 3, 46
Emergency Planning - Issue(s)# 203
Ethics And Elections Committee - Issue(s)# 190

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F

Family and Education Levy - Issue(s)# 322
Fall Levy Renewal 1999 Ballot - Issue(s)# 62, 63, 64, 67
FCC Resolution - Issue(s)# 148
Field Lights - Issue(s)# 101
Film: Shooting-In-Seattle - Issue(s)# 108
Football Stadium - Issue(s)# 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 27, 30, 34
Former Radical Links Clinton to Unibomber - Issue(s)# 14
Freeway Park Garage, Convention Center - Issue(s)# 1, 2, 3, 5, 62
Fun Forest - Issue(s)# 295

G

Galer Street Overpass Subsidy - Issue(s)# 75
Gates Foundation Purchase - Issue(s)# 191
George Will speech - Issue(s)# 18
Good Shepherd Center - Issue(s)# 33
Gypsy Moth Spraying - Issue(s)# 87

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H

Hanford Nuclear Reactor - Issue(s)# 74
Health Care Reform - Issue(s)# 273
Hearing Examiner Decisions - Issue(s)# 61
Holly Park - Issue(s)# 37
Holly Park Demolition - Issue(s)# 17
Homeland Security Act - Issue(s)# 178
Homeland Security Costs - Issue(s)# 192
Homelessness - Issue(s)# 114, 164, 188, 191, 301
Hope and Action - Issue(s)# 250
Hotel Developer Subsidy Legislation - Issue(s)# 133
Housing:
  - 60 Day Notice - Issue(s)# 42, 44, 54
  - Artists' Housing - Issue(s)# 109, 307
  - Assisted Living Facilities Legislation - Issue(s)# 53
  - Harbor House Condo Conversion - Issue(s)# 24
  - Housing Code Violations - Issue(s)# 63, 67
  - Hygiene Center - Issue(s)# 19, 25, 26, 164, 188, 191
  - Land Use Code Amendments Pass - Issue(s)# 53
  - Land Use Code Violations - Issue(s)# 63, 67
  - Levy - Issue(s)# 133
  - Multi-family Tax Exemption Ordinance - Issue(s)# 52, 192
  - Off-Site Parking - Issue(s)# 116
  - Racial Discrimination In Housing Audit - Issue(s)# 140
  - Rental Housing - Issue(s)# 32
  - Renter Issues - Issue(s)# 42
  - Rights of first Refusal - Issue(s)# 45
  - Tax Abatement - Issue(s)# 44
  - Tenant Relocation Assistance - Issue(s)# 53

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I

Impound Ordinance - Issue(s)# 86, 96, 180
Initiative 16: Baseball Stadium - Issue(s)# 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 21
Initiative 43 - Issue(s)# 16, 17
Initiative 45:
  - Debate - Issue(s)# 42
  - What is it and what will it do - Issue(s)# 41
Initiative 200 - Issue(s)# 38
INS Legislation - Issue(s)# 145
Introducing my staff - Issue(s)# 25
Iraq - Issue(s)# 139, 146
Iraq letter - Issue(s)# 139

J

Jail - Issue(s)# 266, 275
Jefferson Park - Issue(s)# 96

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K

Key Arena - Issue(s)# 190, 210
Key Tower (see also Civic Center) - Issue(s)# 31, 32, 40
Kingdome Report - Issue(s)# 20
Kiosks: Community Task Force (see also Postering) - Issue(s)# 42, 70, 108

L

Land Use Code - Issue(s)# 53, 67
Land Use Code Violations - Issue(s)# 63
Library - Issue(s)# 24, 25, 26, 28, 35, 37, 41, 42, 49
Libraries For All Citizens Implementation Review Panel - Issue(s)# 314
Live Theatre Week - Issue(s)# 193
Local Gas Option - Issue(s)# 35
Lobbying the City in 2009 - Issue(s)# 285
Lobbyist Registration Ordinance - Issue(s)# 251, 286

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M

Magnuson Park Update - Issue(s)# 61, 65, 73
Making Sausage - Issue(s)# 37
Marijuana Report - Issue(s)# 244
Marriott Waterfront Hotel - Issue(s)# 65
Mayor Elect Mike McGinn Reaches Out - Issue(s)# 282
Medical Cannabis Regulation - Issue(s)# 311
MOHAI – Museum of History & Industry - Issue(s)# 300, 302
Memoir-Seeing Red in Italy - Issue(s)# 43
Mercer Arena - Issue(s)# 249
Mercer Street - Issue(s)# 185, 189, 255, 256, 257, 262, 263, 265, 271, 292
Metro Proposes to cut bus route 30 - Issue(s)# 35
Metropolitan Park District - Issue(s)# 58
  - MPD update - Issue(s)# 59
Millennium Celebration, Cancelled - Issue(s)# 78
Monorail - Issue(s)# 22, 30, 52, 89, 90, 95, 98, 112, 127, 129, 135, 151, 158, 159, 161, 162, 163, 168, 175, 176, 177, 179, 182, 200
Monorail - Ad Hoc Committee - Issue(s)# 124, 127, 129
Monorail - City Commitments, Design Guidelines Resolution - Issue(s)# 135
Monorail - Council Intent Resolution - Issue(s)# 163
Monorail - Design Guidelines - Issue(s)# 175, 176
Monorail - Historic Landmarks Designation - Issue(s)# 158, 162
Monorail - Right-of-Way Resolution - Issue(s)# 127, 129
Monorail - Seattle Center Route - Issue(s)# 164
Monorail - Station Areas - Issue(s)# 159
Monorail - Technical Advisory Panel - Issue(s)# 151
Monorail - Transit-Way Agreement - Issue(s)# 182
Monorail and City Codes - Issue(s)# 161, 162
Multi-Family Tax Exemption - Issue(s)# 174, 194, 259
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) - Issue(s)# 33, 60
Music and Youth Commission - Issue(s)# 147
Music and Youth Task Force - Issue(s)# 49, 88
My Philosophy - Issue(s)# 54

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N

National League of Cities - Issue(s)# 150
Neighborhood Arts Conference - Issue(s)# 38, 80
Neighborhood Crime Forum - Issue(s)# 193, 195, 198
Neighborhood Matching Fund - Issue(s)# 75
Neighborhood Matching Fund Celebration - Issue(s)# 41
Neighborhood Planning Gathering - Issue(s)# 142
Neighborhood Plans And The Mayor's Plans - Issue(s)# 156
Neighborhoods Advisory Gathering - Issue(s)# 126
Neighborhoods Department Head - Issue(s)# 121
Nightlife - Issue(s) # 297
Nighttime Disturbance Ordinance -Issue(s) # 297
Noise Ordinance - Issue(s)# 88
Noise Ordinance: Public Hearing - Issue(s)# 60
Northgate - Issue(s)# 156, 170, 171

O

Office of Professional Accountability Citizen Review Board - Issue(s)# 152, 171, 247
Open Space Gap Report - Issue(s)# 109
Open Space vs. Playfields - Issue(s)# 29
Olympics - Issue(s)# 45, 46, 47, 50, 52, 54

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P

Pac Med - Issue(s)# 44
Pacific Place Garage (See Pine Street Garage)
Paid Sick Leave - Issue(s) # 309
Plastic/Paper Bag Fee - Issue(s) # 291
Panhandling Legislation - Issue(s)# 289, 290
Parking - Off-Site - Issue(s)# 116
Parking Requirements For Multifamily Buildings - Issue(s)# 194
Parks Department and Citizen Involvement (The) - Issue(s)# 56, 66, 68
Parks Department Citizens Panel - Issue(s)# 66
Parks Exclusion Ordinance - Issue(s)# 38, 63, 66
Parks funding - Issue(s)# 85
Parks Levy Proposal - Issue(s)# 85, 88
Parks Levy Oversight Committee - Issue(s)# 97
Parks Naming Committee - Issue(s)# 49
Pedestrian Safety - Issue(s)# 229, 253, 278
People News
  - Aaron Ostrom - Issue(s)# 17
  - Mike Mann - Issue(s)# 16
People's Lodge (see Discovery Park)
Pesticide Phase-Out Resolution - Issue(s)# 104
Pike Place Market and the Arts - Issue(s)# 55
Pike Place Market PDA and the Hildt Agreement - Issue(s)# 41, 44
Pine Street Garage - Issue(s)# 28
  - Courts (and the) - Issue(s)# 23
  - HUD Report (The) - Issue(s)# 19
  - Public Hearing - Issue(s)# 45
Pioneer Square's Character - Issue(s)# 308
Pioneer Square Tour - Issue(s)# 104
Poet Populist - Issue(s)# 60, 104, 128, 197, 218, 238, 261
Police Accountability - Issue(s)# 247, 254
Police Funding - Issue(s)# 222
Police Contract Negotiations - Issue(s)# 260
Police Review - Issue(s)# 115, 152
Police Survey - Issue(s)# 233
Postering (see also Kiosks) - Issue(s)# 32, 45
Pro-Parks 2000 Citizens Planning Commitee - Issue(s)# 68, 85, 88
Public Art and the New Football Stadium - Issue(s)# 30
Public Defense Services - Issue(s)# 181, 239
Public Participation - Issue(s)# 48, 54
Public-Private Partnership - Issue(s)# 76, 83
Public Process - Issue(s)# 29
Public Safety Initiative - Issue(s)# 193, 195, 198
Public Toilets - Issue(s)# 72, 75, 111

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Q

Queen Anne Bowl: Rodgers Park - Issue(s)# 40

R

Racial Discrimination In Housing Audit - Issue(s)# 140
Ranier Vista - Issue(s)# 69
Recording Executive Sessions - Issue(s)# 249
Red Light Cameras - Issue(s)# 243, 283
Rental Housing - Issue(s)# 241, 287, 293
Rental Inspections -Issue(s) # 293, 287
Renter Legislation - Issue(s)# 104
Reporting Contributors - Issue(s)# 285
Retirement Board - Issue(s)# 268
Review of 1998 - Issue(s)# 54
Roosevelt Neighborhood Rezone - Issue(s)# 317
RTA - Issue(s)# 17
  - Scoping Meetings - Issue(s)# 22

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S

Sandpoint - Issue(s)# 61, 65, 73
Sandpoint Blue Ribbon Committee - Issue(s)# 40
School Bond Issues (1998) - Issue(s)# 26
Seattle Center - Issue(s)# 62, 63, 64, 67, 78, 190, 191, 295
Seattle City Light - Issue(s)# 149, 281
Seattle Community College Soccer Field - Issue(s)# 75
Seattle Housing Authority - Issue(s)# 69, 163
Seattle Neighborhood Arts Celebration (SNAC) - Issue(s)# 56, 80
Seattle PI - Issue(s)# 274
Seattle Skyline - Issue(s) #304
Seattle Transportation Implementation Review Panel - STIRP - Issue(s)# 314
Seawall, Viaduct - Issue(s)# (See Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Project)
Sex Industry Victims - Issue(s) # 299
Sexual Exploitation of Minors - Issue(s)# 234
Shoreline Street Ends - Issue(s)# 71
Sidewalks - Issue(s)# 262
Social Equity and Smart Growth - Issue(s) # 298, 299
Social Media - Issue(s) # 321
So-Long Summer Bash - Issue(s)# 43
Sonics - Issue(s)# 217, 226
Sound Transit - Issue(s)# 93, 94, 95, 103, 105, 130, 131, 134, 202 (See also RTA)
Sound Transit Community Development Fund (CDF) for Rainier Valley - Issue(s)# 130, 131
Sound Transit Polls - Issue(s)# 122, 123
Sound Transit Resolutions - Issue(s)# 103, 105
Soul of a Citizen - Issue(s)# 61
South Lake Union Development - Issue(s)# 153, 156, 160, 165, 166, 199, 200
South Lake Union Streetcar - Issue(s)# 199, 200, 236, 237, 245, 271
Space Needle Views - Issue(s)# 116, 185, 186, 189
Special Events Ordinance - Issue(s)# 113, 117
Special Events Task Force - Issue(s)# 112
Speed Cameras and Pedestrian Safety - Issue(s)# 253
Sports Fields - Issue(s)# 26, 29, 75
Sports Field Lighting - Issue(s)# 101
SR 520 - Issue(s)# 271, 285, 300
Stadiums - See Baseball Stadium, Football Stadium, Kingdome
Staff and Volunteers - Issue(s)# 28
State Film Office - Issue(s)# 120
State Legislative Agenda - Issue(s)# 140
Storm Lease - Issue(s)# 249
Storm Response - Issue(s)# 277
Streetcar Network Study - Issue(s)# 249,269, 270
Subscription Instructions - Issue(s)# 34
Sudan - Retirement Board Divests - Issue(s)# 268
Surface Option for Alaska Way Viaduct - Issue(s)# 305 (Also see Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Project)
Surveillance Cameras in Parks - Issue(s)# 258
Swearing in Ceremony - Issue(s)# 23
Swearing In Speech - Issue(s)# 120

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T

Technical Difficulties - Way Beyond My Control - Issue(s)# 41
Teen Dance Ordinance - Issue(s)# 32, 49, 88, 92
Tent City - Issue(s)# 301
Terminal 18 - Issue(s)# 34
Thanks to my Staff - Issue(s)# 54
The Occupy Resolution - Issue(s)# 315
Thorton Creek Watershed Oversight Council - Issue(s)# 184
Theater - Issue(s)# 221
Traffic - Reducing Traffic Lanes from 4 to 2 - Issue(s)# 68
Transportation Projects & Funding - Issue(s)# 271, 292, 294, 303, 305, 306
Tunnel/Alaskan Way Viaduct - Issue(s)# (See Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Project and Deep Bore Tunnel)

U

University District - Issue(s)# 156
University of Washington Lease Lid - Issue(s)# 157, 189
Urban Forest - Issue(s)# 279
Urban Politics - Issue(s)# 22, 321
Urban Politics Indexes - Issue(s)# 63, 64

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V

Vehicle License Fee - Issue(s)# 312
Viaduct - Issue(s)# (See Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Project)
Victor Steinbrueck Park - Issue(s)# 65
Views - Issue(s)# 116
Vulcan - Issue(s)# 263

W

Wallingford Park/Playfield Experience - Issue(s)# 29
War Dollars Resolution - Issue(s)# 310
Waterfront Hotel - Issue(s)# 65
Westcrest Park - Issue(s)# 79
Westlake Park - Issue(s)# 16, 18
Woodland Park Zoo - Issue(s)# 106
WTO Accountability Review Committee - Issue(s)# 82, 91
WTO Week - Issue(s)# 77

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Y

Youth Sought For Board Of Park Commissioners - Issue(s)# 112
Year End Summary- Issue(s)# 225

Z

Zarker, Gary - Issue(s)# 149
Zero Waste Program - Issue(s) # 291
Zoo Governance Agreement - Issue(s)# 118, 119
Zoo Long Range Plan And Operations Agreement - Issue(s)# 184
Zoo Master Plan - Issue(s)# 106
Zoo Garage - Issue(s)# 223

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619 Western Building - Issue(s)# 307

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