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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding Ruling on Mandatory Housing Affordability Decision

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today after the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner, Ryan P. Vancil, ruled on an appeal to the adequacy of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) proposal. His decision requires the City to conduct additional analysis of historic […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding Decision Against Seeking Re-Election

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement about his decision against seeking re-election in 2019: “With the goal of respectful transparency and a desire to hold the door open for those who might be interested in running for the District 4 seat, I have announced my decision to not seek re-election […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding the Families, Education, Preschool & Promise Plan

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) released the following statement in response to initial returns for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Plan: “Going back to 1990’s original Families and Education levy, Seattle has a strong history of supporting kids in our public schools.  Today’s vote builds on that foundation of four successful prior […]

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Johnson, Herbold & O’Brien Lay Out Path Forward on Tree Protection Legislation

Commit to protecting exceptional trees, maintaining Seattle’s reputation as a ‘truly Emerald City’ Seattle, WA – Members of the Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee issued the following statement specific to the City’s forthcoming tree ordinance earlier today: “The benefits of tree canopies are numerous: a cleaner, more resilient environment, and a more […]

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Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Move $637.8 Million Education Levy to Full Council

The Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy unanimously voted to advance to Full Council a proposed ordinance to continue the City of Seattle’s investments across the education spectrum. If approved, the levy will expand quality preschool classrooms, continue investments in K-12, and establish tuition subsidies and support for college or post-secondary job […]

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Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness

Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness.  The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million  (about 3% of all businesses). The measure […]

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Johnson Releases Draft Framework to Update the City’s Tree Ordinance

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) released a draft framework for updates to the City’s Tree Ordinance today, the first update in a decade, to proactively manage and steward Seattle’s urban forest. The framework will encourage more tree preservation and planting through incentives and fees. The framework would also gather better data by requiring […]

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Councilmember Johnson on Council’s Passage of Efficient, Flexible Approach to Parking

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following a vote of 7-1 in support of Council Bill 119221, a measure intended to update and improve off-street parking regulations in Seattle: “We know that an over supply of cheap parking has a negative […]

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Councilmembers’ Statement on School Bus Strike Tomorrow

Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda, Rob Johnson and Lorena González issued the following statement regarding the school bus driver strike set to begin tomorrow: “The people who safely transport our kiddos in Seattle to public schools deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. This must begin with a decent contract with First Student. We stand in […]

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City Council’s Statement on ICE Targeting Immigrant Rights Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando

New Americans Committee Chair M. Lorena Gonzalez and Vice Chair Teresa Mosqueda issued the following statement jointly with all nine members of the Seattle City Council in response to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s initiation of deportation proceedings against immigrant rights activist, Maru Mora-Villalpando: “We, members of the Seattle City Council, are angered that Seattle’s office of Immigration […]

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