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Council to Mayor: Immediate Request for After-Action Report on Recent Protests

Gonzalez, Herbold request review and report on injuries and other impacts during a Special Wednesday Committee meeting of the Whole Seattle, WA – Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9 // Citywide) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), Chair of the Public Safety Committee, issued the following statement in response to the events in downtown […]

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Herbold, Lewis Support Premium Pay for Frontline Gig Workers

Seattle City Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) introduced legislation today to provide gig workers working for food delivery network companies and transportation network companies with premium pay, increasing essential protections for essential workers who are on the frontlines of this […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, May 22; Highland Park Way/SW Holden Safety Project Update; City Employees Redeployed to Help Provide Basic Needs; Tackling Chronic Homelessness in King County; Little Free Pantries Hosts Needed in District 1; East Marginal Way Project Letter of Support; $7 Million in Food Access;

West Seattle Bridge Update, May 22 SDOT released a “Conceptual Modes of Failure” memo earlier this week, developed by SDOT’s structural engineering consultant, WSP. The memo models how the bridge could deteriorate and potentially fail, and thus helps to identify warning signs. While this study was being developed, it informed the development of the multi-agency […]

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West Seattle Bridge: May 15 Update; Ferries’ Letter Update; COVID-19 Updates; City Consent Decree Filing; Virtual Office Hours

West Seattle Bridge: May 15 Update SDOT announced they have completed installing intelligent monitoring systems to assess the condition of the West Seattle Bridge. This equipment includes movement sensors, crack monitors and cameras from Pier 15 to Pier 18. SDOT notes this will: “Keep us informed on how the bridge reacts to environmental changes, bridge […]

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González’s Legislation Spells Out Path Forward for Unpaid Rent Through Payment Plans Between Renters and Landlords

Council President M. Lorena González and her Council colleagues unanimously approved legislation May 11 that creates payment plans between residential renters and their landlords to pay back rent that became overdue during and six months after the COVID-19 crisis.  Council Bill 119788 creates rental payment plans on a specific installment schedule, setting tenants on a […]

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West Seattle Bridge: May 8 Update; COVID-19 Update; New Eviction Defense for Renters; Advocacy for Small Businesses; Changes at District 1 Parks; Payroll Tax Legislation/Governor’s Order

West Seattle Bridge: May 8 update Emergency Response Plan On Monday, May 4th SDOT announced an emergency response plan developed with a multi-agency task force in the event that the West Seattle Bridge becomes unstable. The plan would entail evacuation of areas near the bridge in the event it becomes necessary. SDOT says “there are […]

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WWest Seattle Bridge: May 1 Update; Washington State Ferries; Sexual Assault Survivors; Small Business Owners; West Seattle Farmers’ Market; Friday Night Lights; March Constituent Email Report

West Seattle Bridge: May 1 Update Contractor Hired for Bridge Stabilization SDOT announced they have hired a contractor, Kraemer North America, to carry out stabilization work needed for the West Seattle Bridge. Cracks have continued to grow on the bridge, albeit at a slower rate than when traffic was on the bridge. For this reason, […]

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West Seattle Bridge: Digital Town Hall, Update; SDCI Legislation Update; In-District Office Hours; COVID-19 Updates; #LightItBlue for West Seattle Healthcare Workers; Summer Fest Cancellation

West Seattle Bridge: Digital Town Hall, Update On Wednesday Councilmember Pedersen and I co-hosted a digital Town Hall on the West Seattle Bridge with SDOT. If you missed it, you can watch the forum on YouTube. The Q&A starts about 35 minutes in.  There were over 3,300 RSVPs, 1,000 questions submitted, and 4,600 views. […]

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West Seattle Bridge Digital Town Hall Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Councilmember Pedersen and I will co-host a digital town hall with SDOT on the West Seattle Bridge and traffic management in West Seattle while the bridge is closed. The town hall will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 on Wednesday, April 22nd. RSVP for the Town Hall SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe will be presenting, and […]

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West Seattle Bridge to be Closed through 2021, at Least; COVID-19 Updates

West Seattle Bridge to be Closed through 2021, at Least On Wednesday we received the news none of us wanted to hear: the West Seattle Bridge will be closed through at least 2021, if it ever re-opens. It’s impossible to overstate the impact this will have on West Seattle. The bridge opened in 1984, and […]

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