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Observers’ Bill of Rights, Council Capital Project Oversight Committee proposal, North Precinct

Observers’ Bill of Rights Across the country, recordings of police activity by the public have increased the public’s ability to witness police behavior and hold police accountable. However, the act of recording, observing, or verbally criticizing police has also at times led to arrests and legal challenges to those arrests on First Amendment grounds. Our […]

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Council Passes Source of Income Legislation; Delridge Day; 35th Avenue SW follow-up; SW Spokane Street re-paving

Council Passes Source of Income Legislation On Monday the Full Council unanimously voted in support of an important new comprehensive tenants’ rights bill. The legislation proposed by the Mayor was a Source of Income Discrimination protection bill enacting recommendations from the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda task force.  The legislation that was passed Monday […]

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Mandatory Housing Affordability/Residential (MHA/R) Program, Hiring More Police Officers, Secure Scheduling Update and Timeline

Mandatory Housing Affordability/Residential (MHA/R) Program The Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning (PLUZ) Committee unanimously (5-0) approved framework legislation Tuesday for the Mandatory Housing Affordability/Residential (MHA/R) Program requiring residential developers to provide for affordable housing by including it in their development or paying into an affordable housing fund. The requirement will apply after Council adopts […]

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Myers Way Property Update; Lunch and Learn on Equitable Development; 2017-2018 City Council Budget Process

Myers Way Property Update On Thursday, June 30, Financial Administrative Services (FAS) hosted a public meeting to discuss the Draft Preliminary Recommendation Report on the proposed sale of the Myers Way Property. This issue is important to many residents residing in Top Hat, Highland Park, South Park, Arbor Heights, as well as citywide environmental groups […]

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We Must Do More to Respond To the Rise in Hate Crime

On June 1st our City proclaimed June LGBTQ Pride Month. The Council and Mayor recognized that the fight for equality is not over and we must continue to lead the nation in establishing policies to prevent discrimination. We raised the LGBTQ flag and promised to continue to speak out against injustice and stand with those […]

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Revised ST3 Plan: Light Rail to West Seattle Three Years Sooner! 2035 Comprehensive Planning Update and Displacement Risk Analysis; Your Voice, Youth Choice–vote online now or at South Park Community Center tomorrow; June 10th Office Hours; 100,000 Opportunities Initiative

Revised ST3 Plan: Light Rail to West Seattle Three Years Sooner! The Sound Transit Board has announced a revised ST3 plan that reduces, by three years, the projected timeline to bring light rail to West Seattle. The revised plan also accelerates light rail to Ballard by three years, adds a new station to the existing […]

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Swedish Major Institution Master Plan, Friday Library Hours Restored to High Point and South Park Libraries; Cannabis Education for Seniors; Car Chase Technology

Swedish MIMP On May 16, the Full Council unanimously voted to adopt the Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Major Institution Master Plan. The Swedish Medical Center at Cherry Hill is located east of the Seattle University Campus in the Squire Park neighborhood. The campus is not located in an urban center or village. Single family […]

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Perennial Issues of Housing Discrimination Ripe for Reform, Sound Transit Survey, Fauntleroy Expressway Project Begins May 16, ARTS at King Street Station Outreach, NCIS Joint Committee Report

Perennial Issues of Housing Discrimination and Fair Housing are Ripe for Reform Race and socio-economic factors must not be used to prevent people from securing safe, healthy affordable housing. Yet, that is exactly what is happening. On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) filed 23 director’s charges of illegal discrimination […]

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Human Rights Commission Appointments, SODO Arena Street Vacation Vote

Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Appointments The Civil Rights, Economic Development, Utilities and Arts (CRUEDA) Committee, is looking to appoint new commissioners to the Seattle Human Rights Commission. Are you interested in promoting human rights for the residents of Seattle and facilitating the prevention and elimination of discrimination? If yes, please send a resume’ and cover […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct closure beginning April 29; District 1 transportation update: Lander Street Overpass, West Seattle Bridge; SPU West Seattle Flush; Ernestine Anderson; Senior Center fundraiser

BREAKING NEWS: Alaskan Way Viaduct to be closed beginning April 29 WSDOT announced this afternoon that they will be closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct beginning on April 29, two weeks from now, while the tunnel boring machine tunnels beneath the structure. WSDOT estimates the closure will be for two weeks. I’ll have more information next […]

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