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Sound Transit West Seattle Light Rail Draft EIS; West Seattle Bridge Update; Free Covid Tests and Masks; Pothole Reporting and Tracking; Catalytic Converter Theft Testimony; Applications Due 2/28 for the Indigenous Advisory Council; Reduced Operating Hours at Some Libraries; Explore District 1 Through Public Art; Virtual Office Hours

Sound Transit West Seattle Light Rail Draft EIS The Sound Transit Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Seattle Ballard Link Extension is now available online in advance of the formal publication date of January 28. Sound Transit will hold a 90-day public comment period starting January 28, though April 28. Here’s the West […]

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Remarks about SPD Ruse; West Seattle Bridge Update ; South Park Flooding and Highland Park Way Landslide ; Signing Up for Committee Agendas ; Hospitalization Crisis; Free Home Test Kits Coming; Human Trafficking Awareness ; December 911 Outage; Virtual Office Hours

Remarks about SPD Ruse, Faking Presence of Armed Proud Boys You watch my remarks from a press conference following revelations that the Seattle Police Department improperly used a ruse, faking radio calls claiming a hate group was marching through Seattle on June 8, 2020 toward people protesting police brutality. West Seattle Bridge Update Last weekend […]

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Strauss Introduces Extension of Free Café Street Permits as Pathway to Permanent Café Street Program

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, introduced legislation that extends free café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for outdoor dining or displays.  In May 2021, Councilmember Strauss passed legislation to extend the pilot program until May 31, 2022. The new extension to January […]

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Coronavirus News: West Seattle Vax Site Reopens Amid Hospitalization Surge; Council President Juarez and New Council Committees for 2022/2023; West Seattle Bridge Update; Sound Transit Draft EIS/Public Comment begins January 28; CPC/Monitor Outreach Meeting on Crisis Intervention; SPD Proud Boy Ruse on June 8, 2020; Thanks to City Employees for Winter Storm Service

Coronavirus News: West Seattle Vax Site Reopens Amid Hospitalization Surge The City’s West Seattle vaccination clinic reopens today, January 7th, and will continue to provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, pediatric vaccines, and boosters throughout January 2022, with capacity for 800 doses per day.  The clinic operates at Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA […]

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Council Announces 2022-23 Standing Committee Assignments, Schedules and Leadership Positions

SEATTLE – Seattle City Council voted unanimously today in the first Full Council meeting of 2022,  announcing its plan for standing committee assignments, departmental oversight, meeting schedules, adjusting the Full Council meeting day from Monday to Tuesday, and leadership positions via Resolution 32037.    The Committee assignments are two-year terms.  Each Councilmember is responsible for […]

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City Council Unanimously Elects Debora Juarez as Council President Making Her the First Indigenous Council President In City History

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Tuesday’s first council meeting of the New Year. The Council Presidency is a two-year term. The President serves as the presiding officer of the Council, sets the Council agenda, assigns legislation to committees, and […]

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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Calls for Continued Work on Participatory Budgeting

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) issued the following statement after the announced leadership changes at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR):  “Participatory Budgeting is essential to democratizing access to power, resources and making new investments in Black and Brown communities. This endeavor has been skillfully […]

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Mayor Durkan Breaks Commitment to Protect Trees

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee issued the following statement today in response to news that Mayor Durkan will not complete promised work on tree protections: “I am deeply disappointed that Mayor Durkan has chosen to delay action to protect trees in Seattle once again,” said Councilmember Strauss. “For […]

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Statement by Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen on the leadership change at Seattle’s Department of Transportation

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4—Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Transportation & Utilities Committee, issued the following statement regarding Mayor-Elect Harrell’s announcement of the leadership change coming to Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT): “Sam Zimbabwe is that rare leader who not only has it all, but also gives it his all. Sam Zimbabwe is a strategic visionary […]

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Spokane Street Lower Bridge Maintenance Short-term Closures December 19, January; Enjoy West Seattle’s Food Scene; Council Oversight for New Woodland Park Zoo Agreement; State Legislative Agenda; Winter Weather Information; Updating Council Rules to Prepare for Return to City Hall; Legislation on City Attorney’s Office Reporting

Spokane Street Lower Bridge Maintenance Short-term Closures December 19, January SDOT announced they will have some closures of up to 30 minutes on the Spokane Street (lower) bridge on Sunday, December 19 and on Sundays in January on the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. The closures are for rehabilitation upgrades to ensure the bridge remains […]

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