Six privacy principles to guide government

By Michael Mattmiller Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle Privacy. It’s an increasingly important topic in our digital world. When residents pay a utility bill online, call 911, renew a pet license, browse a web page, or sign up for an email list, the City of Seattle captures that information to help it deliver public […]

Seattle Channel receives 11 Emmy nominations

Seattle Channel is honored to receive 11 Northwest Emmy-award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The 2015 nominations were announced Friday night and highlight the quality of several Seattle Channel series, including public-affairs program City Inside/Out; documentary series Community Stories; weekly magazine show CityStream; Seattle Speaks, […]

Seattle Speaks: Privacy Politics, April 22

In this era of open government, data is critical to the promise of efficiency and transparency. But does releasing certain government-held information harm or help the public? City of Seattle leaders are pursuing a new privacy initiative that could impact everything from 911 calls to utility bills to recordings from police-worn body cameras. How are […]

The evolution of pop artist Enfu

Known to most as Enfu, Seattle-based artist Ken Taya’s work speaks to generations of Asian Americans. From the gritty exploration of his cultural identity to fatherhood to the evolution of his artistic style to kawaii or “cute” in Japanese, Community Stories examines the whimsical and cross-cultural relevance of Enfu’s work, which has won him fans […]

Circus arts for all on Community Stories

It’s every body’s circus! Our Community Stories series heads to Georgetown for a look inside a large, unassuming grey warehouse, home to a magical world known as SANCA. The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Acts, founded in 2004, is the largest circus school in the United States and it offers everything from juggling and […]

City politics and the Port at Civic Cocktail, April 1

Join us for pints, political insights and Port of Seattle topics at the April Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. The evening will feature a discussion with three Seattle City Councilmembers who have announced they will not seek re-election this year. By opting out of a 2015 run, […]

Technology Matching Fund deadline March 19

Community organizations and nonprofits are invited to apply for funding to increase digital equity. Administered by the Community Technology Program of the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology and funded with cable franchise fees, the Technology Matching Fund provides grants for local technology projects. The City has $470,000 available for matching awards of up to $30,000 […]