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At a recent Transit Talks meeting, I said “It’s really disturbing for me when I hear somebody talking about how glad they were to see the neighborhood district councils stand up for single-family zoning and then in the next breath disparage the president for wanting to build a wall between the US and Mexico. I see those two things […][Full Post]
Posted: February 13th, 2017 under Councilmember Johnson.
Many constituents have asked where we are in the process of addressing Seattle’s homelessness crisis. The proposal of CB 118794 last fall shined a spotlight on areas where the city needed to step up. While that piece of legislation did not move forward, I am glad that it ultimately inspired the council and the executive […][Full Post]
Posted: February 2nd, 2017 under Councilmember Johnson.
I approached my first budget process as I do most of my work here at city hall – through the lens of my urban planning and policy background, and holding firm to four core values: fostering community, making the city more affordable, achieving greater public safety, and supporting kids and families. After an incredibly busy […][Full Post]
Posted: November 22nd, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
This Monday kicked off my inaugural City Budget Season as the Mayor presented his proposal to the Council (you can watch the speech here). Staff and councilmembers are in the initial stages of diving into the Mayor’s proposal, and next week the Council will be hearing more details from the various department heads. Ever since […][Full Post]
Posted: September 29th, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
Today the City of Seattle released a proposal to shape housing and job growth in the University District equitably and affordably. The proposal combines changes to land use regulations, like zoning and development standards, with City investments in open space, transportation, and social services to reflect the community’s priorities which have been expressed over five […][Full Post]
Posted: September 12th, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
Many kids throughout Seattle woke up this morning welcoming their first day of school. And as I watched my daughters fill their backpacks and walk into their kindergarten classroom for the first time, I couldn’t help but reflect on this milestone in their lives and how they will be shaped by the Seattle Public School […][Full Post]
Posted: September 7th, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
On Monday, the Council took action on a resolution regarding the North Precinct, a proposed new facility that would serve most of the residents of District 4. Though much as been made of previous Council discussions on the project, I’ve heard from many constituents that they want to build the new precinct, but that the […][Full Post]
Posted: August 18th, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
Today is a very big day for the Planning, Land Use & Zoning committee, as we will vote to send our Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential (MHAR) framework to Full Council for consideration on Monday, August 15, 2016. As our city continues to grow I believe this framework will help make our city more affordable […][Full Post]
Posted: August 2nd, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
After providing an initial statement to Seattle Weekly, and receiving many emails and phone calls regarding my thoughts on last week’s events, I felt compelled to provide a full, updated statement on last week’s events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas. Like many others in our community and around the country I have had difficulty sleeping […][Full Post]
Posted: July 12th, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.
Today, media outlets across our region are focusing on homelessness (explore #SeaHomeless). I wanted to highlight the significance of that coordination and add a bit about what our office is doing to help make homelessness rare, brief, and one time. Recently, I attended a walking tour in the Central District; what began as a discussion […][Full Post]
Posted: June 29th, 2016 under Councilmember Johnson.