Councilmember Godden left office on January 1, 2016.
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Posts for 'Planning and Land Use'

Quick Thoughts On The Arena

May 4th, 2012

I have received many thoughtful letters and emails, both in support and in opposition, to the proposal to build a new arena for a basketball and potentially a hockey team in South Downtown. Like many who have written in support, I am thrilled to think that there may be a way to bring the Sonics […]


All Roads Lead to Downtown

February 9th, 2012

Still there was a lot of good news. Never shy about Seattle’s accolades, she noted that Seattle is one of the “best cities for young professionals,” “No. 1 post-recession mecca for young skilled workers” and picked as “one of the geekiest cities in America” by the U.S. National Science Foundation.”


Going International in South Downtown

August 2nd, 2010

Last Thursday afternoon, four councilmembers, led by Councilmember Sally Clark, slipped into their most comfortable walking shoes and toured South Downtown neighborhoods.


Vancouver’s Renaissance

June 28th, 2010

Yesterday I went on a walking tour with Vancouver, Washington’s assistant city manager Eric Holmes. And forgive me if I report in cliché: It was a mind-blowing experience.