Councilmember Godden left office on January 1, 2016.
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Posts for 'Government'

What to do when the well runs dry?

June 24th, 2010

Topic A at the 2010 Association of Washington Cities conference, underway this week in Vancouver, WA, is how to handle city finances in lean times. What do cities do when resources are cut drastically, year after year.


Cities Regroup; Get Ready to Ask Legislators for Help

June 23rd, 2010

Things haven’t been good for cities in this economic down turn. The state long has ignored their plight, mandating programs without giving them resources to comply. And, in tough times, the state has grabbed scarce resources that would have gone to the cities, intent on using the proceeds to solve its own fiscal problems.


Tougher decisions ahead

May 6th, 2010

On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to drop one judge and one department from the Seattle Municipal Court. It was not an easy decision; but, in these difficult economic times, it was a first step towards filling a projected $50 million shortfall.