Seattle City Council
1/30/2006 1:22:00 PM
Newell Aldrich (206) 386-9011
2006-07 COUNCIL COMMITTEES NAMED
SEATTLE –Today, the City Council will vote on a resolution, expected to pass, naming a new committee structure effective immediately. Starting Councilmember Sally J. Clark will chair the new Economic Development and Neighborhoods Committee while former president Jan Drago takes on Transportation.
“There are elements of this structure that are new and will serve the core of expert experience councilmembers bring to the table,” said President Nick Licata.
Councilmember Richard Conlin, formerly chair of the Transportation Committee, now takes on Environment, Emergency Management and Utilities. “I’ve had a keen interest and deep involvement in these areas,” said Conlin. “I think the time is now to scrutinize our policies and procedures in emergency management and to continue the important work of preserving our resources and protecting the environment.”
“A vital key to the future of Seattle and the region is to create an integrated transit-transportation system,” said Councilmember Jan Drago. “I’m ready to go to work on these issues so crucial to our city—and so dear to my heart.”
The Council is expected to finalize its 2006 work program schedule in mid February.
The Committee Structure is as follows:
Jean Godden, Energy and Technology
Richard McIver, Finance and Budget
Sally Clark, Economic Development and Neighborhoods
Tom Rasmussen, Housing, Human Services and Health
David Della, Parks, Education, Libraries and Labor
Nick Licata, Public Safety, Governmental Relations and Arts
Jan Drago, Transportation
Peter Steinbrueck, Urban Development and Planning
Richard Conlin, Environment, Emergency Management and Utilities