Jody Hall was one of a number of Seattle small business owners who met with our new mayor, Jenny Durkan.

Newly sworn-in Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan visited several locally owned Capitol Hill shops prior to announcing the formation of a small business advisory council at a Thursday news conference inside the Elliott Bay Book Company.

Durkan told several small-business owners along her route in the Pike/Pine corridor that she wants the task force to not only address ways to help businesses thrive in Seattle, but also to examine current policies that may be having a negative effect on their ability to operate.

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