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    Equitable Development and Affordable Housing

    While our City continues to boom, attracting new jobs, development, and infrastructure, we know that not all members of our community benefit equally.  In fact, the increased pressures of our booming economy exacerbates our current housing affordability and homelessness crisis, and disproportionally harms low-income communities and communities of color. But I remain hopeful about our […]

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    Guest Post: Building for the Future

    By Laura Robinson Recently I had the opportunity to visit YouthCare’s YouthBuild with Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Bruce Harrell. YouthCare is a Seattle-based organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk youth. Their model of care is based around three critical steps: engage, stabilize and prepare. The third step assists young people in […]

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    Growth and Displacement Vulnerability Risk Index

    What will it say about us as a City if, in doing so, we select the alternative that has the greatest displacement impacts on low income and people of color?

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    Live-Work Units in Commercial Areas

    A 2011 survey of live-work units my office performed revealed that few units had the required business license.

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    Update on the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project

    Over the course of the last year, my office has received a great deal of correspondence regarding the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project proposed for the Cheasty Greenspace.  This project first came before the Council as part of its approval of a Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) grant that would support the construction of a […]

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    UP #362: We can do something about Global Warming

    As the chair of the Council’s Budget Committee I also chair the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) Board.  At the request of the 350Seattle.org which is fighting global climate change, SCERS asked our investment consultant NEPC (of Boston) to give its recommendation on how the city might divest from fossil fuel stocks, commonly referred […]

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    The Year in Review: Oh the Places We’ve Been and the Path We’re on for 2015!

    Thank you so much for helping make 2014 such a powerful year.  It is no secret how much I love this city and my job, and I am proud of the work and accomplishments we are achieving together.  It is an enormous privilege to represent you on City Council. I would like to share with […]

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    Taking Care of Those who Take Care of Us

    I am a major fan of my downtown neighborhood.   Here are a few of my favorite businesses and neighbors within a few blocks of my downtown home: ANCIENT GROUNDS:  I buy superb coffee from Roland Crawford (and occasionally some of his amazing art) at Ancient Grounds on 1st Avenue just south of University Street.  Here’s […]

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    Motion to Consider Limited Fossil Fuel Divestment Passes

    The intent is to do only what’s responsible to the pension-system and t0 those invested in it, using the most cost-efficient timing.

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    Capitol Hill Arts District

    Capitol Hill becomes Seattle’s first official arts district. And, it’s about time, gosh darn it!

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