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    Councilmember Johnson Celebrates Magnuson Park Community Investments

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) celebrated Council’s unanimous vote to dedicate funding toward Magnuson Park community improvements today.  Through the Council’s quarterly supplemental budget, Councilmembers dedicated $75,000 toward increased park security at Magnuson Park and enhanced human services for low-income residents there. Further, the City has committed to enhancing lighting at Magnuson Park, […]

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    Councilmember Johnson’s Statement on Council’s Central Area Rezone Vote

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement after Council’s 7-0 approval of the 23rd Avenue rezone and Action Plan: “The strength of the Central Area planning process is a result of the community engagement that has occurred over the last several […]

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    Councilmembers González and Johnson’s Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting at Magnuson Park

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Safe Communities Committee, and Councilmember Rob Johnson, Council representative for District 4 (Northeast Seattle), issued the below statements following the fatal officer-involved shooting at Magnuson Park yesterday: Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) said, “I am incredibly saddened by the death of Charleena Lyles and my […]

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    Councilmember Johnson on Funding Seattle Public Schools’ Bell Times Switch

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after Council unanimously approved funds to support Seattle Public Schools switching to a two-tier bell system: “As a Councilmember and a father of two daughters in the Seattle Public School system, I believe students’ health and academic welfare will be bolstered by supporting the […]

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    Councilmember Johnson Announces Developers Voluntarily Entering into Mandatory Affordable Housing Program

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) announced today that, in the past month, developers from seven already-permitted building construction projects have begun the process to opt-in to the new Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program in Downtown and South Lake Union.  Contingent on Department approval, those projects could result in a staff-estimated $25 million of […]

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    Councilmember Rob Johnson Statement on Secured Federal Transit Dollars

    Sound Transit Board Member Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after Congress approved $100 million to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension, and $50 million for the Seattle Center City Streetcar Connector, both which were slated to be slashed in President Trump’s proposed budget: “I didn’t expect I’d be saying […]

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    Councilmember Johnson’s Statement on Council’s South Lake Union, Downtown Rezone Vote

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), chair of the Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following Council’s adoption (9-0) of the Downtown and South Lake Union neighborhood-wide rezones: “I’m thankful to my colleagues today for approving the South Lake Union and Downtown rezone, which will result in more affordable […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement Following Shooting of Deep Rai, Sikh Kent Resident

    SEATTLE – All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after India-born Kent resident, Deep Rai, was attacked in his driveway in Kent on Friday, allegedly being told “go back to your own country” before being shot: “Seattle is home to thousands of South Asian community members.  We began last week by condemning anti-Semitic […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement of Support Following Threat to Jewish Community Center

    All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island: “We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer […]

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    Councilmember Johnson on University District Upzone Legislation

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following Council’s unanimous adoption of the University District upzone: “Today’s passage of the University District Upzone represents a huge step in living our values as a welcoming, sustainable, and inclusive city.  These zoning changes are […]

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