- The Capitol Hill Times -
by Michael Sarko
Mayor-elect Ed Murray is coming close to a full staff roster, with two new additions this week. The former state senator gave the directorship of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to his old colleague in Olympia, Nick Harper. Murray and Harper worked together in the Washington State Senate’s democratic caucus, and Harper recently relocated to Seattle for a position at an Everett law firm. Murray also named Rosalind Brazel to the post of press secretary for his office. Brazel is a public relations professional and a former reporter with KIRO TV in Seattle.
The Seattle Police Department is hiring for 2014. The men and women in blue are looking for a few fresh faces and experienced cops to fill out the force now that there’s money in the city budget to do so. Testing for entry-level officers is on February 8, and the department will accept applications until January 14. Lateral entry officers have until January 7 to apply for the tests between January 29 and February 1.
In a sudden, contentious decision, the Seattle City Council recently voted to ban the year 2013. The decision came after almost 12 months of deliberation and many heated discussions. The ban is set to go into effect just shortly after 11:59 p.m. on December 31. (We’re kidding. Happy New Year.)