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Black History Month Proclamation / More Tragic Gun Violence in Vulnerable Communities / Memphis Police Video / Mayor Harrell Nominates Deputy Chief Rebecca Gonzales for CSCC Director / West Seattle High School Parking Lot Gate Installation / City Hall Severe Weather Shelter Open / South Park Tide Update / 4th Quarter Reconnect West Seattle Report / Resuming Late Fees for Unpaid Tickets / Committee Recap

Contents Black History Month Proclamation More Tragic Gun Violence in Vulnerable Communities Memphis Police Video Mayor Harrell Nominates Deputy Chief Rebecca Gonzales for CSCC Director West Seattle High School Parking Lot Gate Installation City Hall Severe Weather Shelter Open South Park Tide Update 4th Quarter Reconnect West Seattle Report Seattle Municipal Court Resuming Late Fees […]

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Councilmember Sawant and South Asian Community Leaders Introduce First-in-the-Nation Legislation To Ban Caste Discrimination

“… My office is proud to bring forward first-in-the-nation legislation for our city to ban caste-based discrimination, in solidarity with our South Asian and other immigrant community members, and all working people. With over 167,000 people from South Asia living in Washington, largely concentrated in the Greater Seattle area, the region must address caste discrimination, […]

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Preparation for King Tides in South Park / Spokane Street Bridge Presentation / Fauntleroy Watershed Annual Report / Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee / Public Comment on Zoning Modifications at West Seattle High School

Contents Preparation for King Tides in South Park Spokane Street Bridge Presentation Fauntleroy Watershed Annual Report Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee Public Comment on Zoning Modifications at West Seattle High School Preparation for King Tides in South Park On December 27 and 28, South Park experienced flooding resulting from the confluence of an extreme storm, […]

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Spokane Street (Low) Bridge Update / PSHS Committee Updates / Regional Policy Committee Vote Supporting Behavioral Health Levy / Landmarks Ordinance Amendment / Fire Department Ride-Along for District 1 Stations 37 and 26 / January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month Proclamation / MLK Day

Content Spokane Street (Low) Bridge Update PSHS Committee Updates Regional Policy Committee Vote Supporting Behavioral Health Levy Landmarks Ordinance Amendment Fire Department Ride-Along for District 1 Stations 37 and 26 January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month Proclamation MLK Day Seattle Spokane Street (Low) Bridge Update SDOT announced the re-opening of the Spokane Street (low) Bridge […]

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Council Vote on Police Chief Appointment / South Park Flooding Update / Spokane Street (low) Bridge Update / Neighborhood / Gender-based Violence Survivor Services / The WRAP Act

Contents Council Vote on Police Chief Appointment South Park Flooding Update Spokane Street (low) Bridge Update Neighborhood Street Fund Awards: 26th Ave SW & SW Cambridge Gender-Based Violence Survivor Services The WRAP Act Council Vote on Police Chief Appointment At Council’s first meeting of the year, on behalf of the Public Safety and Human Services […]

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Councilmember Alex Pedersen Not Seeking Re-Election for 2024

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (D-4 Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement regarding his decision about re-election: “Striving to serve the public as a voice of reason during tumultuous times has been an honor, but I am not a career politician. While I appreciate the encouragement from several neighborhood leaders from Wallingford to Wedgwood, I have decided […]

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Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update // COVID/flu vaccines and masking recs // Duwamish Basin Steward Legislation // Speed Bumps in Alki Neighborhood // Winter Weather Information: Roads, bus service, SPU, and shelter

PSHS: Chief appointment vote in committee, URM briefing COVID/flu vaccines and masking recs Duwamish Basin Steward Legislation Speed Bumps in Alki Neighborhood Winter Weather Information: Roads, bus service, SPU, and shelter Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update During this week’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee, Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell presented Interim Chief […]

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Councilmember Strauss Celebrates Legislation to Exempt Design Review for Affordable Housing Projects

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the unanimous City Council 9-0 vote today that extended COVID-19 era policies to support faster development of affordable rental housing production. Developed in partnership with Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, this legislation called upon the SEPA Emergency to reduce cost […]

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My Plans for 2023 / Police Chief Confirmation / Delridge Pedestrian Bridge Retrofit / Mental Health in Cities / Heating Oil Tax Repealed

Contents Plans for 2023 Chief of Police Confirmation in PSHS Committee December 13 Delridge Pedestrian Bridge Retrofit Mental Health is Also a Matter for Cities Municipal Court to Start Taking Action on Unpaid Spokane Street (low) Bridge Tickets Heating Oil Tax Repealed City Council Seeking Candidates for Seattle Public Safety Civil Service Commission One Seattle Climate […]

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City Council seeking candidates for Seattle Public Safety Civil Service Commission 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee) announced the Seattle City Council is now accepting applications to be appointed to the Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC).   About the PSCSC  The PSCSC is made up of three commissioners. The Mayor and Council appoint one each […]

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