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    Lowrise Multifamily Code Updates: Balancing Design and Density

    Legislation a Council committee discussed earlier this week has been characterized by one side as a dramatic giveaway to developers and, by the other side, an unnecessary and dangerous downzone. Both characterizations are false. The Council’s land use committee considered…

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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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    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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    2015 Seattle Park District Budget

    The Seattle Park District has approved its 2015 budget and appointed the City’s finance director as its treasurer.

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    Lake City Community Center

    The Department of Parks and Recreation will include in the Mayor’s proposed 2016 Budget & 2016-2021 Capital Improvement Program its preferred alternative for renovating or replacing the Lake City Community Center.

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    Green Seattle Day 2014

    Thank you, everyone who volunteered during the 9th Annual Green Seattle Day this past Saturday! I joined almost 200 people to plant nearly 1000 native trees and shrubs in our Cheasty Forest. The Cheasty volunteers had  removed mountains of ivy and other invasives over the past year and Saturday was the fun part — planting the […]

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    UP #356: Seattle Park District Next Steps

    After hearing residents complain they weren’t sufficiently involved in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) development of the initial proposal for a Seattle Park District, I proposed a short term 3-year parks levy in its place. My intention was to continue the previous levy’s level of parks funding while allowing more time to involve […]

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    Visit with Councilmember Rasmussen to Discuss Topics of Interest to You & Your Neighborhood

    Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen At the Queen Anne Community Center 1901 1st Ave W 6pm—8pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to you   We look forward to meeting you! Accessibility Accommodations Upon Request Please Call 206.684.5398

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    Art in the Park

    ARTSparks presents art & music in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park through September…

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    Council Vote on Seattle Parks District

    For the last several weeks, the City Council has deliberated on a proposal to create a Seattle Parks District. Under state law, the city government can ask the voters to approve this new, dedicated and sustainable funding source for our…

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