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COVID Updates; West Seattle Bridge Updates, April 12; Grants for Shuttered Venues; Food Resources; Apply to Serve on the Green New Deal Oversight Board

Covid Updates: Hospitalizations Increasing, 16+ Can Pre-Register for City Vaccination, Covid Vaccine Is Free, Expanded Medical Care for Undocumented Residents Hospitalizations Are Steeply Increasing: We are very close to putting the worst of this pandemic behind us, but we’re not in the clear yet. At the moment, the virus is spreading more quickly than we can vaccinate. Most COVID-19 infections are happening in 18-24-year-olds, […]

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My letter to the Mayor and the Human Services Department asking why they haven’t addressed the situation in Miller Playfield.

April 8, 2021 Dear Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle Human Services Department Interim Director Helen Howell, I am writing to ask what steps have been taken to make hotel rooms, tiny houses, and permanent supportive housing available to the community members currently sheltering in Miller Playfield, and to urge you to rapidly expand Seattle’s tiny […]

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Councilmembers Debora Juarez, Alex Pedersen Celebrate Biden Administration Canceling Sale of Seattle’s National Archives Facility

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) applauded the Biden Administration for rejecting the pending sale by the U.S. government of the National Archives facility in Seattle. The two also thanked Attorney General Bob Ferguson, local tribal nations, and community activists for their support in bringing this […]

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Councilmember Sawant Calls on Mayor to Restore Moratorium on Ticketing and Towing Under 72-Hour Parking Rule

‘For those forced to live in their cars, your enforcement of the 72-hour rule can be catastrophic, costing them not only their vehicle, but also their only shelter and all their possessions. We need affordable, social housing – not harassment of neighbors struggling to survive’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez, Council, Honor Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her Council colleagues honored Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian and Executive Director Marcellus Turner with a proclamation today. Turner is leaving the City of Seattle after 10 years to return to the South. Turner led the Seattle Public Library during two successful levies in 2012 and 2019. […]

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COVID Updates – New Eligibility, Vaccine Site Capacity, Testing in District 1; Working Washington Grants Applications Due April 9; Nantes Park Beautification & Nantes-Seattle Sister City Agreement; Help Build Community Safety in Seattle – Job Opening; Sound Transit Realignment Scenarios Update; Right to Counsel; SMC Partners with King County Municipal Courts to Resolve Outstanding Warrants

COVID Updates – New Eligibility, Vaccine Site Capacity, Testing in District 1 The big news this week is that many more people are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID – and starting April 15, all adults will become eligible. Vaccine supply is improving somewhat, but with so many more people now eligible and needing […]

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My Draft Legislation Prohibiting Evictions of Children, their Families, and Educators During the School Year

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the need to protect school children, their families and educators from the devastation of eviction, and the negative ripple effect throughout the entire community, all the more urgent. Below is a link to draft legislation “prohibiting evictions of children, their families, and educators during the school year” which I will […]

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Councilmember Strauss Recognizes Director Assefa Service to Seattle

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced a proclamation recognizing Samuel Assefa, the outgoing Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) today during a meeting of the Full Council. Assefa has served since the department’s inception in 2016.  During his time […]

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Mosqueda Releases Schedule for Council to Consider American Rescue Plan Act Funding, Promises Robust Community Engagement

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues serving in the Finance and Housing Committee will spend the next three months discussing a spending plan for an anticipated $239 million the City of Seattle expects to receive in federal COVID relief dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.   The […]

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Covid Updates: Phase 3, Keep Up Precautions, West Seattle Vaccine Site, Walk Up Vaccine for 65+, Testing; West Seattle Bridge Closure, One Year Later – A Year in Review; SPD Budget Legislation Update; Municipal Archives: Police Accountability in Seattle, from 1955 to the present; Get Relief From Utility Bills; Stone Cottage Update; OEM 2020 Annual Report;

Covid Updates:  Phase 3, Keep Up Precautions, West Seattle Vaccine Site, Walk Up Vaccine for 65+, Testing Phase 3:  On Monday, Seattle and the entire state entered Phase 3 of reopening, according to Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery.  Allowable activities in Phase 3 are below and here.  Public Health – Seattle & King […]

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