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District 1 Town Hall on Sept 30; West Seattle Bridge Update Sept 25; OPA Protest Findings; Big Bucks for Food Delivery Drivers; 2021 Budget Process and Timelines; Free Family Meals; Diaper Need Awareness Week; 2020 Rebalanced Budget

District 1 Town Hall: Public Safety and West Seattle Bridge, September 30th On September 30, I will co-host a District 1 Town Hall on public safety and the West Seattle Bridge, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. SPD Chief Diaz and SW Precinct Captain Grossman will be attending, along with SDOT Director Zimbabwe. There will also […]

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Mosqueda’s Committee Passes “Fare Share” Legislation Supporting Basic Standards for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Substitute bill increases pay, adds rest breaks and consumer transparency and accountability SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council Colleagues who sit on the Finance and Housing Committee passed a substitute version of Mayor Durkan’s “Fare Share” legislation, increasing the minimum compensation, adding rest breaks and allotted cleaning time for drivers, and increasing consumer transparency.  […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update // SPD Overtime Budget // Parks are reopening // Input needed for SW Brandon & SW Findlay Streets Trail // TNC Legislation

West Seattle Bridge Update, September 18  SDOT has completed the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan. Over 17,000 people responded to the survey and neighborhood prioritization ballots.   The plan lists projects completed or in progress;  planned for completion during the rest of 2020; and projected planned for 2021.   Here are the project prioritization lists by neighborhood:  Highland Park, Roxhill, S Delridge, […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold Issues Statement Following Council’s Veto Override

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), issued the following statement after the City Council voted to overturn the Mayor’s veto of the 2020 budget rebalancing package:  “My vote today to override the Mayor’s veto of the 2020 rebalancing budget was not taken lightly. I had  conversations about an alternate bill, in […]

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Council President González’s Statement After Council Overturns Mayoral Budget Veto

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after the Council voted 7-2 on Council Bill 119825, overturning the Mayor’s veto: “Earlier today, I voted to override Mayor Durkan’s veto of three bills that were passed by this City Council during our summer budgeting process.  “In the wake of a racial reckoning, […]

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We Must Fight the Secretly-Negotiated Durkan Budget That Reverses Even Modest Reductions in Bloated Police Spending

Press release, Sept. 22, 2020. PDF version is here. Capitulation to Durkan and big business ‘will demonstrate to the world that Seattle’s Democratic establishment is unwilling to defend communities of color and working people, and will cave under big business pressure in the context of the Trump administration’s dangerous threats’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant […]

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Council Unanimously Adopts Pedersen’s Climate Change Resolution in Wake of Historic Wildfires

New policy will require City to formally consider impacts of all new legislation on carbon emissions and resiliency to climate change The Seattle City Council unanimously approved Resolution 31933 crafted by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle). The Resolution will, for the first time, require the City Council to formally consider the crisis of […]

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Councilmember Sawant Applauds Re-Opening of Central District Post Office on Monday, Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Postal Workers

“This is a win for the Central District community and for public services, powered by hundreds of activists who worked with our office to demand that the federal government restore our neighborhood Post Office” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, welcomed the re-opening on Monday, […]

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Council Transportation Chair Pedersen Announces Delivery of Audit of Seattle Bridges

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee announced the delivery of the audit report on Seattle’s bridges with a focus on the efficacy of the City’s infrastructure maintenance program. “In a city defined by its many waterways, our bridges connect us and this audit report proves city […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, September 11; Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network; Crowd Control Weapons Recommendations Presentation; Good Things Happening in the West Seattle Junction

West Seattle Bridge Update, September 11 Funding update Through the end of August, SDOT had spent $7.6 million on high-bridge emergency stabilization, bridge monitoring and traffic mitigation efforts and projects. Future work will cost significantly more. In order to fund work moving forward, on Monday the Council adopted legislation I co-sponsored along with Councilmember Pedersen, […]

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