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Kevin Schofield

Kevin is a city hall reporter and the founder of SCC Insight, a web site focused on providing independent news and analysis of the Seattle City Council and Seattle City Hall in general. In a previous life, he worked for 26 years in the tech industry in a variety of positions but most notably as the COO of the research division at Microsoft. Kevin volunteers at the Woodland Park Zoo, where he is also on the Board of Directors. He is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College.

City Hall Scrambles to Continue its JustCARE Program for Downtown Homeless

Earlier this month, Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis, who chairs the Council’s committee on homelessness, began sounding the alarm on the soon-to-expire funding for the program. This week he raised the decibel level.

City Council’s Black Brilliance Research Project Fractures

Back in December SCC Insight reported on the dubious contractual structure underlying the Black Brilliance Research Project: how the Seattle City Council bent over backwards to avoid bidding out...

Warning From the Bench: Judge Robart speaks out

When it comes to what’s going on in Seattle these days, Judge James Robart has thoughts. And when you’re a judge, you can compel an audience.

Our “Reichstag Fire” Moment

I doubt that the Trump administration’s day of reckoning will rise to the level of the Nuremburg trials, but the only way to suppress fascism is to expose it – and its purveyors – to sunlight.

“This Us-and-Them Has to Stop” – Council member Juarez Unloads

Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez took a moment during the Council's final 2021 budget meeting to deliver a blunt assessment on police reform, the current political culture, and her hope for a path forward.

Durkan: We’ll Repair West Seattle Bridge Instead of Replacing It

Community feedback, including from the Community Task Force that Durkan convened, was evenly split between the two options.

Everything You Need to Know About Mayor Durkan’s Proposed City Budget

So with no drastic cuts to any departments, how did the City Budget Office balance the budget? Through a combination of actions.

City Council Showdown: Mayor’s Budget Veto Overturned

The good news is that there is now a balanced 2020 budget again. The bad news is that problems still remain.

Q & A with the Director of Seattle’s Office of Police Accountability

What I do hope is that people do read the findings and they read your article and they read other articles that are out there and understand how complex these situations are. That they’re human situations, that they’re often five seconds, six seconds of decisions that are being made.

Coming Wednesday: Will Court Certify Sawant Recall?

For her part, Sawant argues that the petition does not meet factual and legal sufficiency and should be dismissed in its entirety.

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