Members say Mallahan, McGinn will need help--Whether Seattle voters choose wireless executive Joe Mallahan or environmentalist Mike McGinn, the next mayor will clock in with little insider knowledge of how city government works.
Conlin issued a statement Friday that praised Nickels for his accomplishments and efforts to preserve public safety functions and human services in tough economic times. Like many others, he guessed the election would be close, but was surprised by the outcome.
"Personally, I predicted it was going to be Mallahan and Nickels," he said.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
"With Nickels gone, will the City Council assert itself?"
Scott Gutierrez (seattlepi.com):