Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Record No: CB 119558    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119558
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/1/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125858
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to City streets; changing the name of the designated Festival Street portion of East Denny Way between Broadway East and 10th Avenue East to East Barbara Bailey Way; and superseding the relevant portions of Ordinance 4044, Ordinance 89910, Ordinance 102981, and any other ordinance to the extent inconsistent.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - East Denny Way, 3. Summary Att B - Festival Street Designation of E Denny Way, 4. Signed Ordinance 125858, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
title
AN ORDINANCE relating to City streets; changing the name of the designated Festival Street portion of East Denny Way between Broadway East and 10th Avenue East to East Barbara Bailey Way; and superseding the relevant portions of Ordinance 4044, Ordinance 89910, Ordinance 102981, and any other ordinance to the extent inconsistent.
body
WHEREAS, Barbara Bailey was born and raised in Seattle, attending the St. Nicholas School and graduating from the University of Washington in 1965; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Bailey's commitment to service was evident from a young age, as she spent two years in Diyabakir, Turkey as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer before returning home to work as a caseworker in Washington State's juvenile justice system; and
WHEREAS, in 1977, Barbara Bailey opened her first bookstore in Seattle, B. Bailey Books, that would mark the beginning of her career as a successful small business owner and advocate for over 30 years; and
WHEREAS, in 1982, Barbara Bailey opened her second store, Bailey/Coy Books on Broadway Avenue, which served as a fixture of the Capitol Hill LGBTQ+ community for 25+ years, granting booklovers and authors a gathering space, and which also served as a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals and youth at the height LGBTQ+ persecution in our country; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Bailey was one of the founders of the Pride Foundation, which was founded in 1985 during the height of the HIV & AIDS crisis, to create a source of light and hope in a period of profound darkness; and
WHEREAS, The Pride Foundation has gone on to invest more than $70 million in transformative community change; and
WHEREAS, The Pride Foundation continues to maintain a scholarship in Barbara Bailey's name, intended for lesbian students in the State of Washington; and
WHEREAS, throughout her life, Barbara Bailey championed civil rights in Seattle for communities of color, for the LGB...

Click here for full text