South Park Crime Data; Vote on Short-Term Rentals; Seattle Ranks #1 for Small Business Growth; South Park Community Center

Southwest Precinct/South Park Crime Data Recently I met with the Seattle Police Department about concerns regarding crime data for South Park. I’ve heard from South Park residents that crime statistics provided by SPD didn’t accurately reflect their experience. Given the relatively small size of the neighborhood and number of residents, it seemed that crime statistics […]

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Teresa Tuesdays: The HHEwR Committee & Short Term Rentals

The HHEwR Committee! (pronounced her) Yesterday my colleagues voted me to be the Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights (HHEWR) Committee. We will do important things together in 2018 to make Seattle a more affordable place to live and a healthier place for our families. In my committee, we will work to […]

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Success! One BLOCK at a Time

Last year, my visionary architect friend Rex Hohlbein and his architect daughter Jenn LaFreniere left their jobs and created the Block Project.  Thanks to their vision, Seattle homeowners are now saying, “YES in my backyard!” to solve homelessness. The BLOCK Project is more than your typical low income housing effort to move people out of […]

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Council Sets 2018-19 Committee Assignments

The Seattle City Council today adopted Resolution 31789 establishing committee assignments for 2018 and 2019. Each Councilmember is responsible for chairing a Council committee and managing legislation related to the committee’s respective subjects. In addition, each Councilmember serves as vice chair, member and alternate on three additional committees. Councilmembers elected Council President Harrell to continue […]

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City-Sound Transit Partnership Agreement; Passage of KeyArena MOU; Rapid Ride H Survey; Duwamish Valley Action Team; Office Hours

City-Sound Transit Partnership Agreement On Monday the City Council will vote on legislation to enter into an agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit. This agreement will formalize City-Sound Transit cooperation to implement the West Seattle and Ballard light rail projects, approved by voters in the November, 2015 ST3 ballot measure. The agreement […]

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One Table = Thousands More Homes

It’s been over two years since the King County Executive and the Seattle Mayor declared a state of emergency around homelessness. We have developed new policies, awarded contracts, and argued vociferously about approaches. Gratefully, we will now shift away from arguments toward a coordinated regional system to solve our homelessness crisis. We have made critical […]

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Teresa Tuesdays: KeyArena & Protecting Tenant Rights

#TeresaTuesday It has been one week since I was sworn in as your city councilmember, and we hit the ground running. I was proud to cast my first vote from the dais – approving payment of the city’s bills, but this was not the vote that caught the most attention. KeyArena Council President Bruce Harrell […]

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Mosqueda Casts First Vote as Councilmember in Support of Key Arena Redevelopment

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide, Pos 8) issued the following statement in response to the Council’s approval of C.B. 119088, an ordinance related to KeyArena, by a vote of 7-1: “Earlier today I cast my first vote as a Seattle City Councilmember in support of redeveloping Key Arena. We are experiencing a unique […]

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Council Approves Unprecedented Agreement to Redevelop KeyArena

SEATTLE – Council today authorized Mayor Jenny A. Durkan to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oak View Group (OVG) to redevelop KeyArena into a world-class multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena. The legally binding agreement commits OVG to project costs, including all project overruns, $40 million in neighborhood transportation improvements, and a bevy of […]

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Campbell Building Historic Landmark Legislation; Progressive Revenue Taskforce on Housing and Homelessness; Washington Climate Action Letter

Campbell Building Historic Landmark Legislation On Tuesday, November 28 the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee passed legislation to complete the landmarks designation process for the Campbell Building. The Full Council will vote on Monday, December 4th. The Campbell Building was built in 1911, and is an iconic location in the Alaska Junction, […]

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