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Aaron Roberts

Voices from a community forum about the police shooting of Aaron Roberts

Accommodations for Bicycles

Discussion of whether facilities for bicyclists would be provided at a new Westlake parking garage

Building the Kingdome

Bob Santos and others testify about the Kingdome's potential effect on the Chinatown-International District

Central Area Housing Conditions

Mann Minor Community Council meeting addressing redlining, urban renewal, zoning, and insurance

Central Area Police Precinct

City Councilmember Sam Smith advocates for a new police precinct in the Central District

City Charter Review

Jean Godden advocating for the establishment of a permanent Charter Review Committee

Condo Conversions

Public hearing testimony about conversion of apartments to condominiums and displacement of tenants

Criminal Justice Plan

Discussion about evaluating the efficacy of crime reduction programs

Energy Conservation

Briefing to City Council about federal grant funding for projects to reduce energy consumption

Family Leave Ordinance

Testimony about a proposed Family Leave Ordinance, which would recognize domestic partnerships

Hollow Point Bullets

Audio clips from a public hearing about the Seattle Police Department's adoption of hollow point bullets

Inquest for Louis Jones

Audio clips from a protest in City Council chambers regarding police shootings and the Black community

Intermittent Workers

Testimony from a Seattle Center intermittent worker advocating for changes to personnel policies

Interstate 90

Public comments about the proposed extension of Interstate 90 through the Central District

LGBTQ Housing Discrimination

Testimony advocating for sexual orientation and marital status to be included in the city's housing discrimination law

Low Income Housing at Pike Place Market

Testimony about the tenants of Stewart House

Medical Waste Incineration

Testimony about air pollution and incineration of medical waste

Musicians in the Pike Place Market

Complaint about buskers from a market vendor

Open Housing

Public hearing testimony about proposed legislation to outlaw discrimination in housing

Opening the Doors of Government

Nick Licata supports the nomination of Darel Grothaus as Director of the Department of Community Development

Police Review Board

Rev. Samuel McKinney and others testify in favor of a proposed police review board


Audio testimony about the city's P-Patch program

R.H. Thomson Expressway

Discussion of a task force report about the proposed R.H. Thomson Expressway


Speakers discussing the proposed Public Reinvestment Board, meant to combat housing discrimination

Registering Bicycles

City Councilmember Michael Hildt argues for an end to the City's bicycle registration program

Rent Control

Public hearing testimony for and against rent control

Roberto Maestas

Audio clips of Roberto Maestas speaking before Seattle City Council in 1973 and 1997

Roma in Seattle

Testimony about a proposal for a service center for Seattle's Roma community

Seattle Women's Commission

Testimony about sex discrimination and the proposed creation of a commission on the status of women

Seize Time for Oppressed People (STOP)

Discussion of a petition to establish a Citizen's Review Board to review police misconduct complaints

Sewage Treatment

Public comment about sewage, industry, and the environment

Street Musicians

Jim Page singing at a hearing regarding regulations on street performers

Teen Dance Ordinance

Krist Novoselic and Chris Walla speaking about restrictions on underage patrons attending concerts

Women Fire Fighters

Councilmembers Jeanette Williams and Wayne Larkin discuss the Fire Department's recruitment of women

Women's Protection Division

Discussion of a proposed independent agency to investigate crimes against women

Women's Shelter

Public hearing testimony about a proposed women's domestic violence shelter

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