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    Resolution on High-Earner Income Tax, SPU SBP Committee Update, West Seattle Bridge Studies, And speaking of Bridges, South Park’s Green Walls to Clean Air

    Resolution on High-Earner Income Tax Seattle is a growing and prosperous city that should offer better schools and healthier communities, yet our City faces many urgent challenges, including a homelessness state of emergency, an affordable housing crisis, overcrowded classrooms, education equity and racial achievement gaps, inadequate provision of mental health services, and severe traffic congestion. […]

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    Duwamish Greenbelt Tree Settlement; Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month + Denim Day; Spring Clean 2017; Office Hours May 5th

    Duwamish Greenbelt Tree Settlement If you haven’t heard already, this week City Attorney Pete Holmes announced a settlement of the case against some of the parties involved in the illegal cutting of trees in the Duwamish Head Greenbelt on City property.  I wrote about this late last March and again in June. As a reminder […]

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    NCIS Update from the City Auditor; Pothole Palooza; SPD Use of Force Report; Campbell Building Designated Historic Landmark; The LGBTQ Commission Needs YOU!; Save the Date

    NCIS Update from the City Auditor I wrote a blog post about the New Customer Information System (NCIS) a little over a year ago. NCIS is a joint Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) project to replace the Consolidated Customer Service System (CCSS) – the old SCL and SPU billing system. The old system supported billing […]

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    Why Art Matters: April 12 @ Youngstown; City Homelessness Levy Not Moving Forward; South Park Business Roundtable; Terminal 5 Update; Letters re: 35th Avenue SW and Federal Funding Priorities

    Why Art Matters: April 12 @ Youngstown On April 12, KUOW, the Office of Arts and Culture and I will be hosting a forum, Why Does Art Matter, at Youngstown Cultural Center, from 6-8 p.m. The 2018 federal budget released by Donald Trump proposes elimination of federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts […]

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    Age Friendly Resolution, West Seattle Bridge Encampment Cleanup, SPU Contract Amendment, Fauntleroy Project Update

    Age Friendly Resolution On Monday, the Full Council adopted the Age Friendly Resolution 31739, expressing Seattle’s commitment to being a more age-friendly city and committing to several areas of continuous improvement across every function of City government. In August 2016, AARP designated Seattle as the 104th community in the U.S. to be a part of […]

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    Age Friendly Resolution, West Seattle Bridge Encampment Cleanup, SPU Contract Amendment, Fauntleroy Project Update

    Age Friendly Resolution On Monday, the Full Council adopted the Age Friendly Resolution 31739, expressing Seattle’s commitment to being a more age-friendly city and committing to several areas of continuous improvement across every function of City government. In August 2016, AARP designated Seattle as the 104th community in the U.S. to be a part of […]

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    Downtown/South Lake Union MHA; South Park Crime and Public Safety Survey; Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane Street intersection improvements; Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements

    Downtown and South Lake Union MHA  On Tuesday, 3/21/2017, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee discussed eight amendments to the proposed South Lake Union (SLU) and Downtown Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation. The amendments ranged from a. providing a carrot to developers not covered by MHA (because their projects are already through the design process) to voluntarily […]

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    Equality Act Resolution, Herbold Policy Letters and Statements This Week, Fauntleroy Project tour public walk-through on Saturday the 18th, Delridge Rapid Ride H Line online survey/town hall and outreach events , D1 events coming up next week

    Equality Act Resolution On March 13 the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Equality Act Resolution, naming the day Equality Act Day. This Resolution calls upon Congress to reintroduce and enact the 2015 Equality Act, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to existing protected classes in our federal civil rights laws, including protections from discrimination […]

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    International Women’s Day, Secure Scheduling Draft Rules, In-District Office Hours March 24th , Campaign to Trump-proof Seattle, Delridge Way Ride and Chat: March 11, Seattle is seeking the next Civic Poet

    International Women’s Day On Monday, the Full Council, in collaboration with the Seattle Women’s Commission, Proclaimed March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day. This is an opportunity to look back on progress made, celebrate Women’s acts of courage, and call for women to continue to do extraordinary acts to improve the lives of women in all […]

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    City Council statement after threats to the Jewish community and New Hate Crimes Hotline; Renter’s Commission; District 1 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team meetings in March for Parks, Street Fund; March 11 Metro service changes; Symphony/5th Avenue Theatre Community Service in the Arts Events: March 8, 17/18; Seattle LGBTQ Commissioner Appointments

    City Council statement after threats to the Jewish community and New Hate Crimes Hotline Earlier this week the Council issued a statement in response to a bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. In the statement, we expressed our condemnation of hate […]

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