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    Councilmember Lisa Herbold: Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

    Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee, issued an open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos following this morning’s meeting of Whole Foods’ shareholders and subsequent vote to approve deal with Amazon.com asking that he convene a […]

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    South Park Public Safety Meeting Aug 29; Lander Street Overpass Funding Update; Survey: OPA Director & Inspector General; Vacant Building Legislation

    South Park Public Safety Community Meeting August 29 The Department of Neighborhoods will be organizing a community meeting in South Park on Tuesday, August 29th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Park Neighborhood Center @ 8201 10th Avenue South. In response to community requests, especially after a number of nights with vandalism against […]

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    MHA DEIS Issues for District 1; Landslide Mitigation Funding; Fair Chance Housing Legislation; Code Interpretations No Longer Required; Southwest Precinct Community Picnic; Alki Seawall; Results: 2017 Your Voice, Your Choice Parks and Streets

    MHA DEIS Issues for District 1 Last week I encouraged you to get your comments on the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Citywide Rezone Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) into the Office of Planning and Community Development before the Monday 8/8 deadline.  I hope that you did.  I also let you know that I was working […]

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    Comp Plan Docketing Amendments; MHA Update; No Big Salary Bonus for 2016; In-District Office Hours Update

    Comp Plan Docketing Amendments In the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee this Tuesday we discussed and voted on the Comprehensive Plan docketing resolution. An important inclusion in the resolution for “docketing,” or study and consideration in the 2018 Annual Comprehensive Plan Update, is direction to city departments to analyze and propose amendments to our […]

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    South Park Vandalism; Night Out on Aug 1; Legal Aid Pilot; SPU Strategic Business Plan Update; Elimination of the Sub-Minimum Wage

    South Park Business District Vandalism I am saddened and disturbed to hear of overnight vandalism against businesses in South Park It’s happened three times in the last week, and overnight on both Monday and Tuesday evenings. On Wednesday morning, I sent the following e-mail to Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole: Chief O’Toole, I am writing […]

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    Funding for District 1 Landslide Mitigation; Big News – Housing Bond Update; OLS Administrative Rules Update; Join me for the West Seattle Grand Parade!; Letters of Interest Written in June and July; In-District Office Hours; Fremont Solstice Parade Help Has Arrived!

    Funding for District 1 Landslide Mitigation Some of you may recall that on February 15, a mudslide closed Highland Park Way SW, one of the few east-west access points for West Seattle. Fortunately, no one was injured. Afterwards, I raised questions about the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT’s) practices for managing landslide risks and whether […]

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    Seattle Moves Toward Tax Fairness with Tax on High Income; SPU Strategic Business Plan, Update; Priority Hire Legislation; Fair Chance Housing Legislation; Duwamish Head Greenbelt Restoration; High Point Farm Stand is Open

    Seattle Moves Toward Tax Fairness with Tax on High Incomes The City Council has unanimously voted to begin addressing the regressive nature of our tax system, and move toward tax fairness.  On Monday, July 10 the Council passed legislation that I co-sponsored to establish a tax on high incomes. This vote occurred after a public […]

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    Council-Approved $29m Affordable Housing Bonds Open for Business

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) expressed her appreciation to the Office of Housing today that some of the funds from the Council-approved $29 million in bonds for affordable housing will be available this Fall via the Office of Housing’s (OH) annual competitive funding process. The bond funding will […]

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    Part II: Displacement in the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Statement; SPU Strategic Business Plan, Update 2; Income Tax Legislation Update; In-District Office Hours

    Part II: Displacement in the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Statement Last month in my blog post, I wrote a “Part 1” article describing my disappointment in a recent Displacement Risk Analysis being done as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Citywide Rezones that are part of implementing a Mandatory Housing […]

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    SPU CIP Update: Ship Canal Water Quality Project; 35th Avenue Paving Update; Fireworks in Seattle

    SPU CIP Update – Ship Canal Water Quality Project In my committee this week Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) presented  their Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is the vehicle for rehabilitating, replacing, improving, and expanding the network of sewer and drainage systems throughout the City of Seattle, as well as constructing projects that protect, conserve, […]

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