Seattle vs. Donald Trump
The presidents threats and proposals could have far-reaching effects here, but Seattles mayor remains defiant.
Im willing to risk losing every penny of federal funding to stand by our commitment to protect everyone in our community, declared Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on March 27 in response to threats by President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to withhold all funding from so-called sanctuary cities. According to the mayors…
Executive Q+A: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
He wants the city's strong-mayor system to have a more robust organizational structure.
Under Ed Murray, Seattle has become recognized nationally for promoting progressive policies like the $15 minimum wage, but he also sees the need for more centralization in the mayors office to implement better controls over the citys large bureaucracy. EARLY YEARS: My father was a logger. Two of my uncles died in logging accidents. Later,…
Final Analysis: The Buddy System
When the desultory style of Seattles mayor leaves you wishing for a felon.
Friends and I were talking recently about one of Seattles infrastructure problems dont remember if it was the abysmal traffic, rising homelessness, the messy waterfront and I said, as I often do in these situations, Maybe its time for Buddy Cianci. All told, Vincent A. Buddy Cianci, who died in January, was mayor of Providence,…