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West Seattle Bridge Update, November 20; Weekly Budget Update; Funding for Bridge Maintenance; Coronavirus is Surging in Seattle – How to Stay Safe; Small Business Stabilization Fund Applications Due November 30th; “Shop Your Block” Supports Neighborhood Businesses

West Seattle Bridge Update, November 20 Mayor announces decision to pursue repair for West Seattle Bridge Yesterday Mayor Durkan announced the City will proceed with a repair for the West Seattle Bridge. Her statement is linked here. I released this statement: “I agree repairing the bridge is the best approach to restore safe access as […]

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Councilmember Herbold: Repairing West Seattle Bridge is ‘Best Approach’ to Restoring Safe Access

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Rights committee, issued the following statement in reaction to Mayor Durkan’s decision to repair the West Seattle Bridge:  “I agree repairing the bridge is the best approach to restore safe access as quickly as possible.   “Since the closure of […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, and Lewis Propose Boosting Maintenance of Multimodal Bridges with Vehicle License Fee Adjustment

With support from labor and business communities, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, and Andrew J. Lewis today proposed legislation to use Vehicle Licensing Fees to boost maintenance of multimodal bridges throughout Seattle. Vehicle Licensing Fees, which were previously set at $80, would move from $20 to $40 under the new legislation, as authorized by RCW […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update November 13th; This Week in the Budget; $10,000 Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants – Applications Due 11/30; African American Caregivers Forum on Saturday 11/14; Free Legal Clinic for Undocumented Immigrants; 34th Legislative District Town Hall

West Seattle Bridge Update November 13th (photo: Mike Lindblom) On Monday, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) joined the City Council at the weekly Council Briefing meeting in order to update Councilmembers about the status of the West Seattle Bridge. In addition to providing a briefing about the physical work being done to stabilize the […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, November 6; Budget Update; Proposal to Redefine the Terms “duress” and “de minimis”; Increased Funds and an Agreement on Encampment Management; Cooper Legacy Award for Affordable Homeownership; Age Friendly Forums for LGBTQ+2S Seniors;

West Seattle Bridge Update November 6 Next Monday morning SDOT will update the City Council on the West Seattle Bridge at the Council Briefings meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. After the recommendations from members of the Community Task Force last week, the decision on whether to repair or replace the bridge is in the Mayor’s […]

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Councilmember Herbold: Transit Funding Vote Good News for District 1

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Rights committee, issued the following statement in reaction to Proposition 1: “Today’s vote in support of Proposition 1 for transit funding is good news for West Seattle.  Proposition 1 specifies that up to $9 million annually to support mobility needs […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update November 2; Budget Update; Proposal to Redefine the Terms “duress” and “de minimis”; Increased Funds and an Agreement on Encampment Management; Cooper Legacy Award for Affordable Homeownership; Age Friendly Forums for LGBTQ+2S Seniors

West Seattle Bridge Update, November 2 The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met last Wednesday to make recommendations to the Mayor regarding the decision to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge. The Mayor attended to hear the task force members’ comments. Here are my comments: “As the City Councilmember for District 1, I […]

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City Council passes new path forward for encampment outreach

The Council legislation came out of a collaborative drafting process with service providers and the Mayor’s office  The Seattle City Council passed in a 7-1 vote Council Bill 119942, which will significantly change the way Seattle engages with people living unsheltered in unauthorized encampments for the last two months of the year. The bill, which […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, October 23; Budget Update; Budget Public Hearing; Domestic Violence Help; Assistance for Renters and Homeowners; Free Flu Shots; Parking Lots Reopening in Parks; VOTE

West Seattle Bridge Update, October 23 This week SDOT released the Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) report, developed to inform the decision whether to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge. SDOT has a blog post about this, which includes a link to a reader’s guide. The CBA includes cost estimates for construction and operations and […]

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West Seattle Bridge update, October 16; Budget Update; RV Pump-out Program; West Seattle Junction BIA Public Safety Meeting; Lowman Beach Racket Court Redesign; Free Learning Hub at SW Teen Life Center; Virtual Office Hours

West Seattle Bridge Update, October 16 Three updates at West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting At the meeting of the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force on Wednesday, we received three important updates from SDOT regarding the decision on whether to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge. First of all, SDOT Director Zimbabwe […]

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