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September 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Seattle city councilmember faces fine for ethics violation

This post was updated at 5:50 p.m. to include a comment from Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw. This is about as scandalous as a senior citizens coffee hour can get. Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw has agreed to pay a nominal $150 fine to settle an ethics violation related her involvement earlier this year in the campaign for…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council, Seattle Department of Transportation

June 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

New voter’s guide wording for Seattle Parks District proposal

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission Tuesday agreed with opponents of a proposed Seattle Parks District that the wording submitted for the city voter’s guide wasn’t adequate. The commission voted 5-0 to add language that gives the maximum property tax that can be levied and notes that a new parks district can levy taxes above the current…


Comments | Topics: Seattle City Council, Seattle Displacement Coalition, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission

December 2, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Seattle Public Utilities fires three for fixing bills

Seattle Public Utilities on Friday fired three employees and suspended a fourth for accessing their own or a family member’s utility account and adjusting their bills. The action comes as the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission in a parallel investigation found that five SPU employees had accessed accounts and adjusted bills or payment plans in violation of…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: firing, fixing bills, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission