Episode 1 of the Seattle Channel weekly half-hour program hosted by C.R. Douglas. The program is a mix of news, information and opinion from the people making news at city hall and the people covering it. Each week the program features an “insider” guest from city government, and an “outsider” guest with a different take on the week’s subject.
In this episode: Seattle Fire Department Chief Gary Morris discusses cuts to the SFD with C.R. Douglas, and Seattle Weekly and Town Hall Seattle founder David Brewster is interviewed about R-51, the Monorail, and Tim Eyman.
Additional topics include: debates over the urban design elements of the proposed Monorail extension, a citizen initiative calling for the city to de-prioritize prosecution for marijuana-related offenses, ending a citywide ban on the postering of utility poles, five SPD Captains being elevated to precinct Chiefs to decentralize authority in the department, protests to Greg Nickels' cuts to human services funding, a proposed registration fee for burglar alarms to cut down on the number of false alarms that law enforcement have to respond to (discussed briefly by councilmembers Richard Conlin and Jim Compton), and SPD's first community forum at the East Precinct (11/6/2002).
Item 8663, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives
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