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Seattle Council Votes to Approve $5.9B City Budget

Targets Homelessness, Substance Use Treatment, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reforms   Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, issued the following statement at the conclusion of today’s Full Council meeting regarding Council Bill 119392 which passed by a vote of 8-1: “Today we have balanced […]

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Budget Chair Releases ‘Balancing Package’

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Chair of the Select Budget Committee announced the details of the Council’s ‘balancing package’ and issued the following statement: “My top priority in this balancing package is to focus on a coordinated and effective system to address the needs of people who are experiencing […]

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Council to Host Second of Two Evening Public Hearings

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Chair of the Select Budget Committee, together with her colleagues will host the second of two  evening public hearings regarding the Mayor’s proposed budget on Tuesday evening, October 23. Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted her budget to Council on Monday, September 24.  The Council began […]

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Kicking off the 2019/2020 Budget Season

Earlier today Mayor Durkan transmitted her 2019 / 2020 budget to the City Council.  On Wednesday of this week the Council will begin our budget deliberations, which last until the week of Thanksgiving. As the Chair of the Select Budget Committee I want to take some time to introduce the budget process to you as […]

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Lid I-5: Reconnect Seattle

  Image courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture Seattle is growing fast, and if the number of people moving here did not make that clear, the number of cranes that can be seen over our skyline does. As fast as we want to build, what limits us in Seattle is the amount of available land. Recently, […]

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A Coordinated Response to Addressing Elder Abuse

Imagine you learn that a trusted relation has drained your grandfather’s bank account, leaving him without resources and his home mortgage about to be foreclosed. Or that a drug-addicted sister has moved back in with Mom and Dad and has insisted –repeatedly — that your parents withdraw money from their ATM.  She has invited her drug addicted […]

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My Stance on Safe Consumption Sites

I would like to address concerns I have heard about a conversation we had at our June 7 Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee. During a discussion on a safe consumption site, or community health engagement location (CHEL), I said people assume a safe consumption site means the government will provide the drugs on […]

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Magnolia Bridge Update

  The morning after the community meeting this week, I received an email from a neighbor asking very pointed questions about what’s next for the Magnolia Bridge. The neighbor’s questions reflected the deep frustrations voiced at the community meeting this past Monday night. Many people in Magnolia know a great deal about the history of […]

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Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness

Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness.  The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million  (about 3% of all businesses). The measure […]

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Age Friendly: Respect and Social Inclusion

*Originally Published in the Queen Anne and Magnolia News “Every time I read or hear the words “the elderly,” I feel a lump in my throat,” writes Adrienne Ione, Founder of Silver Linings Integrative Health. Adrienne goes on to say, if we were to reference any one group as “the ____” it would be “so […]

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