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

Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally Clark
Councilmember Jean Godden

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.

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