by Michael Sarko
- The Capitol Hill Times -
One Seattle official just got a promotion. Tony Perez, the Director of the Office of Cable Communications in the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology, just got elected as the President of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. NATOA influences philosophies and policies of many city technology departments around the country, serving as a market-influencing force in things like high-speed Internet and cable availability.
Mayor-elect Ed Murray is going back to school. Murray, along with 20 other recently elected mayors-to-be, is currently attending a three-day seminar at Harvard University focusing on leadership and policy issues. The 20th biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayors intends to help newly minted politicians and veterans like Murray transition from the intensity of campaigning to the day-to-day work of running a city.
New political analysis firm Anderstone Strategies just released an official series of election maps for Seattle, so now numbers geeks and map geeks get to share their passions. The color-coded maps depict exactly what neighborhoods voted for which candidates and issues. There are a number of nuances in the maps, but in general they depict a stark voting divide between wealthier, more suburban areas of the city and younger, more urban areas.