On Monday, as Kshama Sawant prepared to take the oath of office to become the newest member of the Seattle City Council, I went around town and asked Seattleites what they expect from their new council. See their answers (and their mugs) here.
“I don’t have any hopes for the Seattle City Council. I expect them to deal with the $15-an-hour minimum wage, which doesn’t affect me but it’ll be a big deal.” —Joe Berentsen, 63, Wedgewood
“There are a lot of issues between taxis, for-hire cars, and limos. I’m hoping they do something about it.” —Bashi Takar, 36, West Seattle