Callanan receives Municipal League’s Civic Award for government reporting

We’re thrilled to announce Seattle Channel’s public affairs host Brian Callanan is the recipient of the Municipal League’s 2016 Government News Reporting of the Year award. Callanan will receive the award at the Muni League’s 57th Annual Civic Awards, Thursday, April 28. The Civic Awards recognizes the accomplishments of elected officials, public employees, citizen groups, the […]

Seattle Speaks: Making the Grade, April 19

In a city with a skyrocketing student population, the math isn’t adding up. Why have state lawmakers not amply funded public education for yet another year? How can we close the opportunity gap and improve outcomes for all kids? Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan will lead a live, televised discussion, Seattle Speaks: Making the Grade, […]

Save the date for Seattle Speaks: Move Seattle

In November, Seattle voters will decide on the biggest levy in Seattle history – $930 million over nine years. Tell us where you stand on this ambitious Move Seattle transportation measure at the next Seattle Speaks — a live, televised public forum, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. The levy would […]

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 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 […]