Seattle CIty Council
Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers Aim To Increase Civic Participation. Will They Work?
Seattle’s unique Democracy Voucher Program was designed to increase the number and diversity of local candidates. Is it doing the job?
This article appears in print in the July 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. This year’s Seattle City Council races have produced a…
Erica C. Barnett
City Council’s Lorena Gonzalez Proposes Paid Family Leave for Private Employees
Earlier this year, the city council adopted legislation guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave to City of Seattle employees, but expanding family leave to private employees is proving more controversial
The numbers are stark. According to a survey conducted for the City of Seattle by Maggie Simich of Patinkin Research,…