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West Seattle Bridge Update, July 2; News from the Select Budget Committee; Seattle Municipal Court Vera Project Probation Report; Workers’ Rights Update; May Constituent Email Report;

West Seattle Bridge Update, July 2 Next week SDOT will be releasing a draft “Reconnect West Seattle Mobility Action Plan” on their website.  This will include specific neighborhood plans for four areas: Highland Park/Riverview/South Delridge/Roxhill, South Park, Georgetown, and SODO; it will also include modal plans such as freight and bicycle. There will be a […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, June 26; Police Accountability Reports and Plans; Council Repeals Drug and Prostitution Loitering Legislation; Select Budget Committee Update; COVID-19 Updates

West Seattle Bridge Update, June 26 At Wednesday’s West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force, SDOT proposed to allow general use of the lower bridge at Spokane Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., when traffic levels are lower. School buses will also be allowed anytime. Other types of uses, such as employer shuttles, healthcare workers […]

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Mosqueda Announces Council Support for JumpStart Seattle — González, Herbold, Strauss, Lewis Sign on as Co-Sponsors

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) described the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue proposal during last week’s Wednesday’s budget committee and invited any of her colleagues to sign-on as co-sponsors. Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Lisa Herbold announced during the meeting that they would co-sponsor. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Andrew J. Lewis have also […]

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Today is Juneteenth; Legislation on Crowd Control Weapons, Chokeholds, and Badge Display; West Seattle Bridge Update June 19; Budget Committee Update; COVID Update

Today is Juneteenth On Wednesday, I joined my City Council colleagues in unanimously approving a proclamation declaring today, June 19th, as Juneteenth.  Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved African-Americans in Texas first learned that slavery had been abolished two and a half years earlier by the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.   The first Juneteenth celebration […]

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Council Adopts Legislation to Require Officers to Display Badge Numbers

Allows for Officer Mourning Badges SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Chair of the Council’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee, released the following statement after the Council adopted legislation sponsored by Councilmember Herbold to require police officers to display the numbers on their badges. The legislation was drafted in response […]

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Council Passes Premium Pay for Frontline Gig Workers During COVID Crisis

Bill by Herbold, Lewis protects app-based food delivery workers SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square), alongside their Council colleagues, unanimously voted for legislation today that provides premium pay for gig workers working for food delivery network companies in Seattle.  Council Bill 119799 directs food delivery […]

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Demonstrations in Seattle in Response to Police Brutality and Policing; West Seattle Bridge Update, June 12; Budget Committee Meeting and Rebalancing Package; Virtual Office Hours

Demonstrations in Seattle in Response to Police Brutality and Policing In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the deaths of countless other black and brown people at the hands of law enforcement before Mr. Floyd, demonstrations continue in Seattle and all over the nation.  The demands for change have spurred a conversation […]

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Murder of George Floyd and Demonstrations in Seattle; West Seattle Bridge Update: June 5; COVID Response Funds Available for Community-Based Organizations – Apply by Tuesday 6/9 ; New COVID Testing Capacity in Seattle, with Sites Sought for a West Seattle location; Don Armeni Boat Launch Re-Opens; Emergency Heliports to be Tested at Two West Seattle Parks; Essential Pay for Essential Workers; May Constituent Email Report

Murder of George Floyd and Demonstrations in Seattle This nation has a long and proud history of protest for change; and an even longer history of racial injustice and institutionalized, racialized violence, especially towards Black men and women.  The protests we are experiencing in Seattle, and seeing around the country, are the result of those […]

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Councilmember Herbold Supports Recommendations by CPC, OPA, OIG to Stop Use of Tear Gas

Use of tear gas goes against public health, furthers spread of COVID-19 Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Chair of the Council’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee, released the following statement after the Community Police Commission, Office of Police Accountability, and Office of Inspector General jointly recommended […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update: May 29; Planning for Seattle’s Economic Recovery; New Dashboard Shows King County’s Progress on Key COVID Indicators; Premium Pay for Essential Workers; Delridge Rapid Ride H Line Project: Work Starting Week of June 8

West Seattle Bridge Update: May 29 Lower Bridge Maintenance Closure SDOT has announced that the lower bridge will be closed for maintenance during the evening and early morning over the next few days, in order to work on the bridge’s controls and communications systems used to operate the bridge. Here’s the schedule for closure: Friday […]

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