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Ask the Mayor: October 2017
Ask the Mayor: October 2017

Mayor Tim Burgess joins host Marcie Sillman for Ask the Mayor. Burgess reflects on his decade on the Seattle City Council before being appointed interim mayor in September, outlines his budget priorities and looks to what's next when he leaves elected office at the end of November. He discusses the city's approach to its growing affordable housing crisis; police patrols, including his proposal to limit off-duty work by officers; and his proposal to offer retirement-savings accounts for Seattle workers whose employers don't offer plans. Plus, the mayor responds to residents' questions about the proposed Sodo Arena and budget data related to city spending.