Thursday, April 24, 2008

In need of a history lesson

Why in Seattle
Do we have all at-large reps
On City Council?

Ref: CHCC is nice and all, but what about local representation on City Council?

1 comment:

jonglix said...

Well it relates to the idea of "reformed" city government which was a reaction to the ward-based politics of the older big cities. The idea is to run the city in a more business-like way and prevent "machine politics" based in ethnic neighborhoods a la Chicago.

I agree that districts would definitely make things more interesting, but these proposals never seem to go anywhere.