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The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

Topic: Charter Amendment 19

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November 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Campaign against district elections makes robo calls

With just about $5,000 in reported contributions, the group Choices Not Districts, which opposes the ballot measure to change the way city council members are elected, made robo calls over the past week to voters older than 55. Former City Councilmember Jim Street, who opposes the plan to divide the city into seven geographical districts…

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October 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Muni League for public financing, against district elections

The good-government Municipal League today weighed in on two Seattle ballot measures that have largely gone under the radar. The League’s Foundation Board voted to support a public financing measure for City Council races, Proposition 1, while it opposed a measure to elect seven City Council members by geographic district and two at-large. Interestingly,…

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