Author: Joseph Peha (Joseph Peha)

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Innovative Strategy to Maximize Permanent Affordable Housing and Transit Access to Address Homelessness Crisis Passes Seattle’s Transportation Committee

SEATTLE – The Transportation and Seattle Public Utilities Committee passed today legislation sponsored by Councilmember Alex Pedersen, which will increase the space for low-income housing by creatively rerouting a public alley in the heart of the University District. Centrally located on NE 45th Street between Roosevelt Way and 11th Avenue NE, the alley currently splits two parcels that, when combined by the legislation, will enable dozens of additional housing units permanently available to low-income residents. Under an innovative arrangement crafted by Councilmember...

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App-Based Worker Deactivation Rights Ordinance Passes / Midyear Budget Bill Victories / August 8 PSHS Meetings / Community Police Commission ED Position Interviews / Backpacks for Kids Summer Bash Friday 8/18 / Expanded Fall Hours Coming to Delridge

Contents App-Based Worker Deactivation Rights Ordinance Passes Midyear Budget Bill Victories August 8 PSHS Meetings Community Police Commission ED Position Interviews Backpacks for Kids Summer Bash Friday 8/18 Expanded Fall Hours Coming to Delridge App...

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Councilmember Pedersen urges reduction of harmful regressive taxes as part of City Hall’s emerging ideas for new revenue

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the report by the City of Seattle’s Revenue Stabilization Workgroup.  “To this day, Seattle has never replaced a regressive tax with a progressive one. While I appreciate the hard work of City Hall’s revenue group, I am concerned that their search for new...

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Councilmember Pedersen Celebrates Agreement to Save Luma, the Magnificent Cedar Tree in Northeast Seattle;  Much Work to do to Protect Trees Throughout the City 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement celebrating today’s announced agreement to save Luma, the magnificent cedar tree in Northeast Seattle, so it is not cut down as part of a development project:  “Today we celebrate the agreement to save the magnificent Luma cedar tree in Northeast Seattle, and tomorrow we have much work to do to improve tree protections throughout our...

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Council Blog Post re Police Union Negotiations, August 8 SPMA Hearing / Terminal 5 Quiet Zone Construction / Expanding Opioid Addiction Treatment / Visiting the Rainier Valley Food Bank / Duwamish River Festival this Saturday / Rainier Beach Shooting / Rent Control Preemption Trigger Ordinance

Contents Council Blog Post re Police Union Negotiations, August 8 SPMA Hearing Terminal 5 Quiet Zone Construction Expanding Opioid Addiction Treatment Visiting the Rainier Valley Food Bank Duwamish River Festival this Saturday Rainier Beach Shooting Re...

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Statement from Councilmember Morales in Response to Shooting at Rainier Beach Safeway

Seattle, WA – On Saturday morning, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) issued the following statement regarding the shooting at Rainier Beach Safeway last night:  “Last night, South end community leaders were hosting a beautiful community healing space in the Rainier Beach Safeway parking lot when dozens of shots were fired toward them. These...

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Councilmember Morales and OPCD Launch Phase II of Equitable Development Zoning: the Connected Communities Development Pilot 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, International District and South Seattle) is working with a large coalition of community stakeholders and the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) to launch Phase II of Equitable Development Zoning.   How It Works  Equitable Development Zoning (EDZ) is the City’s effort to align land use policy more closely...

Councilmember Dan Strauss Celebrates Passage of Legislation Streamlining Development Project Review in Downtown Seattle 
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Councilmember Dan Strauss Celebrates Passage of Legislation Streamlining Development Project Review in Downtown Seattle 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) Chair of the Land Use Committee, is happy to announce that Council Bill 120587 passed unanimously today in Full Council. This legislation modifies the thresholds for environmental review of development projects in Downtown Seattle under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The passage of this legislation marks a significant step...