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Seattle Asian Art Museum Expansion is approved

I am pleased to announce that today, January 22nd, the Seattle City Council passed Council Bill 119150 and Council Bill 119146 to authorize the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. The beautifully designed Art Deco building in which the SAAM is housed has been a fixture of Volunteer Park and the SAM for […]

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FINAL 2018 Budget Wins for D5

Hello District 5 Community, Monday, November 20th, the City Council voted to approve the 2018 City budget. I am excited to report the final 2018 City Budget and what it means for D5! Working with my colleagues, I was able to secure funding for District 5 priorities and citywide priorities. I have included a selection […]

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Round 1 in the 2018 Budget!

Thank you to those that have been writing in, calling our office and coming out to the budget public hearings. We have had great success in the first round of the budget review and I could not have done it without you! I have put together a list of all the budget actions that have been included […]

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Aurora Licton Urban Village Legislation

Council Bill 119093 is scheduled for a Full Council vote on Monday Oct. 3rd at 2pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The purpose of this legislation is to encourage more housing and pedestrian friendly development in the C1, C2 and NC3 designations within the boundaries of the Aurora Licton Urban Village (ALUV). The goals […]

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Weekly Update 8/14-8/18

Today at Full Council There was 1 item from the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee: Lake Washington Moorages Agreement, for management of the public moorages on Lake Washington (Approved at Full Council 5-3) Also on the Full Council Agenda we has the KeyArena Resolution. This resolution memorializes the agreements and benchmarks we have laid […]

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City-Wide Income Tax Vote

On July 10th, I joined the rest of the City Council in voting yes on the city-wide Income Tax ordinance. This unanimous vote of the Council is just the first step in what will be a long legal battle. There is no disputing that our tax system in Washington is regressive and is hitting low-income […]

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Community Center Operations – New Hours 2017

Last year the Department of Parks and Recreation released a Community Strategic Plan where they identified some community centers that needed additional operating hours. As part of the budget process the council requested a report back on what hours were allocated to which community centers and what process was used to determine how the hours […]

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Dive into D5!

Once again!Join Councilmember Juarez and local leaders for a community celebration at the Shanty Tavern in Lake City. Learn more about Councilmember Juarez’ 2016 budget wins for North Seattle including significant investment in human services and local infrastructure. Share your thoughts and priorities with the Councilmember Juarez and enjoy the company of your neighbors and […]

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Affordable Transit Oriented Development

City and County to contribute up to $20 million to affordable housing as part of the redevelopment of the County’s Northgate Park and Ride SEATTLE (December 12, 2016) –Today, Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the City and County will each contribute up to $10 million for approximately 200 affordable housing […]

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D5 Budget Wins!

On November 21, 2016 the Seattle City Council voted 8-1 to approve the 2017-2018 City Budget. Reviewing and approving the city budget is one of the most important responsibilities of the City Council. I am pleased to report that, due to strong community advocacy as well as my actions, I have succeeded in securing several […]

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