Archive for 'Councilmember Bagshaw'
Last week the Mayor announced that our first Navigation Center will be housed in the International District in the Pearl Warren Building. I have heard some concerns about location, and I will say that nearly every neighborhood initially has concerns about the location of human service facilities. That said, we have seen in Seattle over the past […][Full Post]
The Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) offer a lifeline for people who are experiencing homelessness. Libraries offer community spaces to get warm, rest, access the internet, use the bathroom, and read without being disturbed. SPL has also worked hard to reduce barriers to using the library, like issuing library cards to people without a permanent address […][Full Post]
I fully support of the Heroin and Opioid Taskforce recommendations and appreciate all the work and time the Taskforce put into the report. To reverse the opioid crisis, we must approach heroin and opioid addiction holistically, compassionately, through a public health lens and implement proven best practices. This is exactly what the Heroin and Opioid […][Full Post]
Posted: January 27th, 2017 under Councilmember Bagshaw.
Last evening I met with Scott Bonjukian, John Feit, and other leaders of the Lid I-5 project. I have known and worked with many on their board for over a decade – some were with me when we on the Allied Arts board created the Waterfront for All charettes, and look what has happened since! […][Full Post]
Posted: January 25th, 2017 under Councilmember Bagshaw.
In our nation, we have chosen to legally sanction hundreds of peoples’ deaths by shooting, hanging, electrocuting, lethally injecting, or gassing in jail. In the State of Washington, we have a moratorium to execution called by Gov. Inslee three years ago. However, without legislation abolishing the death penalty, those on death row could again face either lethal […][Full Post]
Seattle and King County face a heroin and opioid addiction crisis. The numbers are staggering–229 individuals died in 2015 from heroin and prescription overdoses in King County alone. Despite the very real need, our region still suffers from a lack of services and treatment beds to address substance abuse. There are only sixteen detoxification beds […][Full Post]
January 4, 2017 Waking up and still having our shoes within reach is something many of us take for granted. But for those who are homeless it is not so simple. Many people experiencing homelessness have told me that whether they are in shelters or on the streets, they must sleep with one eye open, […][Full Post]
This past week, eighteen of us from the City of Seattle and the Port of Seattle went to Hamburg, Germany to see how their city has rebuilt and transformed into the vibrant community it has become. We met with leaders who are addressing urban transformation and inner-city development, port partnership and trade development, educational and […][Full Post]
Posted: December 19th, 2016 under Councilmember Bagshaw.
Representing you on the Seattle City Council is a great honor and I treasure every day of it. I am proud that Seattle continues to be a leader in driving progressive and smart policy–secure scheduling, paid leave for employees, gun responsibility, coordination with city, county and state governments and public health improvements are just a […][Full Post]
Posted: December 15th, 2016 under Councilmember Bagshaw.
2017 budget adopted! Addressing homelessness, creating safe communities and devising system-wide reforms
After many weeks of intense work, Council has adopted the 2017 City budget, and I am very pleased with the priorities we supported next year. We are moving forward in many ways that matter greatly to me. In this budget, I remained focused on three main priorities: to address homelessness, to create safe communities in […][Full Post]
Posted: November 23rd, 2016 under Councilmember Bagshaw.