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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
3/27/2009  3:28:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tom Van Bronkhorst, Godden Office, 206 684-8807 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally Clark
Councilmember Jean Godden

COUNCILMEMBERS MOVE TO SAVE P-I GLOBE
Burgess, Clark, Godden to nominate landmark for historical preservation

SEATTLE Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Sally Clark and Jean Godden all former news reporters are calling for the Seattle P-I Globe to be designated as a historical landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board. The Councilmembers will be working with P-I alums and plan on submitting a formal application and other paperwork next week. If accepted the designation would provide protection for this 18 ton, 3-story high historical visual icon as long as it remains in Seattle.

To me the globe represents a part of Seattles journalistic history which needs to be kept alive for future generations, said Councilmember and former P-I Columnist, Jean Godden.

Councilmember Sally Clark, chair of the Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee and a former print journalist, called for quick action on designation given the recent demise of the citys oldest continually operating newspaper. We cant act too soon to ensure the P-Is contributions to our community are not forgotten.

As a former radio journalist and longtime Seattleite I cant imagine our skyline without the reassuring glow of the globe a symbol of high journalistic standards, said Councilmember Tim Burgess.

Council meetings are cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21 and Webcast live on the City Councils website at www.seattle.gov/council. Copies of legislation, archives of previous meetings, and news releases are available on www.seattle.gov/council. Questions about Council news releases can be directed to Kimberly Reason, Council Communications, at 206-684-8159, or by e-mail at kimberly.reason@seattle.gov.

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