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YOU’RE INVITED! Join an the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Online Meeting April 20th

You’re invited to join an online meeting about the draft Transportation Levy to Move Seattle proposal introduced by Mayor Murray last month. The meeting will be hosted by Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly and staff on Monday, April 20, from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. The online format will allow you to learn about […]


Let’s get Seattle Walking! The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is Accepting Applications for New Members!

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project […]


Encouraging More Young People to Ride Bicycles

Several weeks ago my legislative aide and I joined students at Global Connections High School on their ride with the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project.  I encourage you to check out their website to learn about this great program that encourages young people, particularly from diverse lower-income families, to embrace bicycling as a form […]


Planting the Seeds for Sharing

Seattle has many talented and would-be gardeners.  The local food movement has grown rapidly. It is not unusual to find flourishing gardens in planting strips, on the roofs of restaurants, apartments and even on garages. Nearly 7,000 people are tending a plot at one of Seattle’s 89 P-Patch gardens.  Over 1,000 more people are on […]


Taking Action on Oil Trains

Several weeks ago an oil train derailed in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.  The derailment happened under the Magnolia bridge and alongside a bike path. The outcome truly could have been a disaster but the incident occurred without injury or destruction of property. For years I have been expressing concern about the risks to neighborhoods that are […]


Visit with Councilmember Rasmussen to Discuss Topics of Interest to You & Your Neighborhood

Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen At the Queen Anne Community Center 1901 1st Ave W 6pm—8pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to you   We look forward to meeting you! Accessibility Accommodations Upon Request Please Call 206.684.5398