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Livable Community Series – Transportation

As we kick off 2019, I am doubling down my commitment to making Seattle an Age Friendly City that is safe and livable for everyone in our community, young and old, for all ages and abilities.  Seattle’s Age Friendly Seattle program is already making progress. We are focusing on improving the lives of Seattle residents […]

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2019- The Year of Action

2018 Budget and Looking Forward to 2019 After a robust and respectful budget process, the Seattle City Council voted to approve a $5.9 billion 2019 City Budget on November 19, 2018. It was my privilege to serve my colleagues and the city as Budget Chair.  While this was my first year in that role, it […]

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Prepare to Care: Start the Conversation

November was National Caregiver Month. To celebrate, we hosted an Age Friendly Seattle “Lunch and Learn” on November 28th to build public awareness around the supportive services that are available to all unpaid Primary Caregivers and care receivers regardless of economic need. To promote our Age-Friendly city, we have preparatory tools available to support our […]

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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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