On Proposition 1, which would enact a public financing system in city council races, funded by the smallest property tax in Seattle history, they say vote yes:
This legislation is a well-considered and recalibrated restoration of an effective City of Seattle program that existed from 1979–1984. If Proposition No. 1 is successfully implemented, it has the potential to expand the number of qualified candidates and the competitiveness of campaigns which is likely to positively affect future Council decisions. To ensure this program is not misused by individuals who lack a serious commitment to public service, the Municipal League encourages the City to continue monitoring and adjusting the system to ensure it best serves the residents of Seattle.
But they're not so keen on city council districts, saying of Charter Amendment 19:
The Foundation’s Ballot Issues Committee was not persuaded that there is sufficient evidence that the current at-large representation is not working or needs to change. While the Municipal League promotes efforts to make government more accessible and accountable, we do not believe this Charter Amendment would necessarily accomplish these goals. The potential for a balkanization of city government and in-fighting between districts and representatives on issues of land-use, housing, services and available resources would be detrimental to effective city governance. Additionally, while the proposed district map is drawn geographically according to population from the most recent census, it has the potential to promote a majority voice at the expense of more marginalized districts.
As we said in our endorsements, the districting proposal was perhaps the most divisive issue the SECB debated this season—while we sure wanna shake up the city council, the critiques of the districting proposal can be persuasive. I wrote about concerns with the map last week. And a lot of progressive groups have endorsed a yes on public financing but stayed silent on districts. But the idea of smaller, less expensive district races and council members forced to learn and represent the issues of less politically powerful neighborhoods is equally compelling—plus, cities of our size rarely use at-large elections for their councils since it's hard to adequately represent populations over a few hundred thousand. So! Where'd we end up? You can read our endorsement right here.