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Sound Transit West Seattle Light Rail Draft EIS; West Seattle Bridge Update; Free Covid Tests and Masks; Pothole Reporting and Tracking; Catalytic Converter Theft Testimony; Applications Due 2/28 for the Indigenous Advisory Council; Reduced Operating Hours at Some Libraries; Explore District 1 Through Public Art; Virtual Office Hours

Sound Transit West Seattle Light Rail Draft EIS The Sound Transit Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Seattle Ballard Link Extension is now available online in advance of the formal publication date of January 28. Sound Transit will hold a 90-day public comment period starting January 28, though April 28. Here’s the West […]

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Petition — Rainier Court Tenants Won’t Back Down! Renew the Fight in 2022!

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Remarks about SPD Ruse; West Seattle Bridge Update ; South Park Flooding and Highland Park Way Landslide ; Signing Up for Committee Agendas ; Hospitalization Crisis; Free Home Test Kits Coming; Human Trafficking Awareness ; December 911 Outage; Virtual Office Hours

Remarks about SPD Ruse, Faking Presence of Armed Proud Boys You watch my remarks from a press conference following revelations that the Seattle Police Department improperly used a ruse, faking radio calls claiming a hate group was marching through Seattle on June 8, 2020 toward people protesting police brutality. West Seattle Bridge Update Last weekend […]

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Solidarity with Seattle Public School Students Walking Out for SAFE SCHOOLS NOW!

January 2022 COVID is ravaging schools nationwide, with children, public school workers, and their families at risk. The Biden administration and the Democrat-led establishment in cities across the nation are failing to even acknowledge the problem, let alone fight for any real protections for teachers, students, and families. Teachers trying to organize for real solutions […]

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Strauss Introduces Extension of Free Café Street Permits as Pathway to Permanent Café Street Program

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, introduced legislation that extends free café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for outdoor dining or displays.  In May 2021, Councilmember Strauss passed legislation to extend the pilot program until May 31, 2022. The new extension to January […]

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Bronx Tragedy Shows Why Working People Must Fight for Safe, High-Quality, Permanently-Affordable Housing for All

At least 17 people are dead, including eight children, after a Bronx apartment building caught fire on Sunday in the deadliest fire in New York City in decades. This comes just days after a fire in an overcrowded Philadelphia rowhouse killed 12. Socialist Alternative and I send our deepest condolences and solidarity to the families […]

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Rainier Court Tenants Facing Deplorable Living Conditions Due To Landlord Negligence. The Only Solution is Getting Organized to Fight Back

Monday, January 10, 2022 Tenants at Rainier Court, a low-income apartment complex in South Seattle owned by SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) continue to suffer from deplorable living conditions, negligent management, and increases to their cost of living – an untenable and desperate situation, especially with the majority of tenants living on fixed incomes.  For years, […]

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Coronavirus News: West Seattle Vax Site Reopens Amid Hospitalization Surge; Council President Juarez and New Council Committees for 2022/2023; West Seattle Bridge Update; Sound Transit Draft EIS/Public Comment begins January 28; CPC/Monitor Outreach Meeting on Crisis Intervention; SPD Proud Boy Ruse on June 8, 2020; Thanks to City Employees for Winter Storm Service

Coronavirus News: West Seattle Vax Site Reopens Amid Hospitalization Surge The City’s West Seattle vaccination clinic reopens today, January 7th, and will continue to provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, pediatric vaccines, and boosters throughout January 2022, with capacity for 800 doses per day.  The clinic operates at Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA […]

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My Letter Calling on Mayor Harrell to Extend the COVID Emergency Eviction Moratorium

“Ending the moratorium now would send thousands to eviction court — disproportionately renters of color — and according to the Losing Home Report, almost 90% of them will become homeless.”  January 7, 2022  Dear Mayor Bruce Harrell,  I am writing to urge you to extend Seattle’s eviction moratorium for residents, small businesses, and nonprofits beyond […]

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Councilmember Sawant Calls on Mayor Harrell to Extend COVID Emergency Eviction Moratorium

“Ending the moratorium now would send thousands to eviction court — disproportionately renters of color — and according to the Losing Home Report, almost 90% of them will become homeless.”  SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, sent the following letter to Mayor Bruce […]

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