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    Reflections On the Tragic Events of Last Week

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Seattle Sound Transit Board Members Propose Improvements to ST3 Package

    SEATTLE – Sound Transit Board members Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Rob Johnson introduced amendments to the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plan during today’s Board meeting in conjunction with other board members around the region.  The amendments effectively expand light rail and other transit services throughout the region. “These changes are big wins for […]

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    Improved ST3 Plan Announced

    As a daily transit rider I feel a strong responsibility to ensure that the decisions we make on the Sound Transit board will be in the best interests of our current and future riders. To that end, I am incredibly proud of the work that our staff and board have accomplished with our updated Sound […]

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    Let’s Talk About Road Safety

    I was upset to learn about the two bicycle-car accidents in District 4 last week – one along NE 65th Street and the other along 20th Ave NE. First and foremost, I wish a quick and healthy recovery to the bike riders who were both transported to Harborview as a result of their respective accidents.  […]

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    Why Investing in Bike-Share Matters

    I have received many messages from constituents both urging me to refrain from ‘bailing out’ Pronto, as well as to save our city’s bike-share program. And while I want to confirm that I take all communications I receive to heart, I also want to widen the narrow scope through which this issue is being viewed […]

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    My personal and professional worlds collide

    My urban planning background means I end up having a lot of discussions and strategy sessions with friends and colleagues around built environment, transportation, and density. But it also inspires me to get involved with related considerations such as the recent issue around Seattle Public School capacity. The recent discussion by Seattle Public Schools to […]

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