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Lewis Introduces Legislation for a New City Approach to Encampment Outreach

New model empowers service providers to conduct encampment outreach while maintaining a team of City staff to coordinate efforts SEATTLE – During Monday’s Seattle City Council Briefing, Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) announced his intention to introduce legislation during the afternoon’s City Council meeting that will significantly change the way Seattle engages with […]

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West Seattle Bridge update, October 16; Budget Update; RV Pump-out Program; West Seattle Junction BIA Public Safety Meeting; Lowman Beach Racket Court Redesign; Free Learning Hub at SW Teen Life Center; Virtual Office Hours

West Seattle Bridge Update, October 16 Three updates at West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting At the meeting of the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force on Wednesday, we received three important updates from SDOT regarding the decision on whether to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge. First of all, SDOT Director Zimbabwe […]

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Council President González’s Statement After State Supreme Court Overturned I-976

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court overturned I-976: “Today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling that Initiative 976 is unconstitutional, is a win for Seattle voters, who in 2019 overwhelmingly voted to reject Tim Eyman’s I-976. Everyone benefits from our transportation and transit infrastructure, which […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, October 9; This Week in the Budget; Play Areas, Adult Fitness Equipment, and Parks Parking Lots to Reopen!; Seattle Parks Offers Virtual Programming and a Survey; Get a Digital Library Card; 2020 Census; South Seattle College’s New Ballot Box; COVID Cases are Rising in King County

West Seattle Bridge Update October 9 Cost Benefit Analysis and Repair or Replace As part of the cost/benefit analysis on whether to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge, SDOT is using conceptual alternatives to inform the decision. On Wednesday, SDOT presented these conceptional alternatives to the West Seattle Bridge Community Task. The Technical Advisory […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez Celebrates Renaming of ‘Hayashi Avenue’ with Lake City Community

SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, joined with constituents and community members on Friday at the Lake City Library to celebrate the renaming of 28th Avenue NE to ‘Hayashi Avenue’. The community-led street renaming was memorialized with Resolution 31967 and honors the Hayashi family. The Hayashi Family […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, October 3; District 1 Town Hall; This Week in the Budget; Grant Funding Available – Due 10/19; A New Proposal to Combat Rising Overdose Deaths in King County; Need Help With Child Care Costs?; Construction to Begin at Duwamish Waterway Park; Fare Share Legislation; Virtual Office Hours; Sidewalk Maintenance Report

West Seattle Bridge Update, October 3 Automated Camera Enforcement Legislation On Monday the City Council adopted legislation that will allow for automated camera enforcement on the Spokane Street (lower) Bridge. This was made possible by the action of the state legislature earlier this year under the leadership of Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, a long-standing effort the […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Morales Respond to Mayor’s Announcement Regarding Navigation Team

Call on the Mayor to ‘immediately move’ additional $1.4M Council provided for outreach, commit to ‘not destroying’ belongings  Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle) responded to Wednesday’s announcement by Mayor Durkan regarding the Navigation Teams: “The Council […]

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I stand in solidarity with UAW 4121 postdocs who are being denied healthcare by the UW administration

Friday October 2, 2020 Ana Mari Cauce, President University of Washington Dear President Cauce: I am shocked to learn that the University of Washington, which prides itself on being a leading international institution and a model community employer, would deny any of its workers health benefits. This is especially true during the global pandemic. I […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Mayor Durkan’s Austerity Budget Fails Working People and Black and Brown Communities, Fails to Defund Police

‘It should surprise no one that the Mayor who has overseen police indiscriminately tear gas protest movements is now trying to gaslight an entire city into thinking she believes that Black Lives Matter’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued the following statement on Sept. […]

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Annual Budget Process with City Council; reviewing, amending, and adopting by December 2020 (for 2021)

While budget season officially kicked off Tuesday, September 29, 2020 when Mayor Durkan transmitted her budget proposal for 2021, City Hall has been working on this budget for months, with each of the mayor’s department heads and her budget office determining how best to invest tax dollars for Seattle. Now that the Mayor has crafted […]

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