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A Thank You to the Seattle Department of Transportation

Thank You to the Seattle Department of Transportation for a job well done!
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Heads up – Distracted Pedestrians May Spell Danger

PEMCO Insurance will issue a news release tomorrow, June 18, based on the latest results from the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll. We learned that 88% of Northwest drivers say they see pedestrians who are distracted while crossing streets or walking on sidewalks: 90% say the distraction is talking on a cell phone, 86% say they see people […]

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Why I Support Increasing the Minimum Wage

Below are my remarks from Monday’s Council meeting regarding the Mayor’s minimum wage ordinance:   Thank you very much colleagues, for all of your work on this issue, and everyone here in the audience who followed and worked on this legislation as well.   I want to say very clearly that I do support increasing […]

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Help get Seattle moving–Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Seeks New Members

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and […]

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More Opportunities to Serve Seattle!

Did you know that the City of Seattle has over 50 advisory boards and commissions? Over 300 citizen volunteers are appointed by the Mayor and Council to help shape policy and provide input to City leaders on important issues within the City. As Chair of the Transportation Committee, I work closely with members of a […]

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Join Seattle Me for “little City Hall”

Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen At the Southpark Community Center 8319 8th Avenue South 2:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday, April 23, 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

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Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee Seeks New Members

The Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee is accepting applications for new members to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by the Seattle City Council in 1975 to improve traffic safety for all of Seattle’s school children, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s […]

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Improving the Look and Placement of Newspaper and Periodical Vending Boxes

One challenge of keeping our sidewalks downtown and in our neighborhoods reasonably safe and attractive is managing the use and appearance of newspaper and periodical vending boxes.   It is not unusual to see them damaged or covered with graffiti and stickers or used as trash bins. In some cases a dozen or more are lined […]

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Finally! Good News Out of Olympia!

I’m proud to report that this year’s state legislative session in Olympia included passage of an important  bill that will help curb the rampant unauthorized use of disabled parking placards within Seattle. For years, people without disability have been illegally using the placards to get free street parking, thus taking up spaces for those who […]

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Is the Playing Field Even Now?

On Monday, the City Council passed Council Bill 118036, the rideshare ordinance that you very likely have read about. I have received over 12,000 messages from Seattle residents on this issue, mostly urging the Council to oppose caps on the operations of companies such as UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar. I appreciate all of the comments […]

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