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Closed Captioning To Be Required in Public Accommodations

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), along with her Council colleagues, passed an ordinance in a 8-0 vote that requires businesses with televisions in public places to turn on closed captioning.   Council Bill 119487 requires any business that owns or manages a public place, such as restaurants, bars, hotel lobbies, […]

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Prolific Offenders Report Follow Up; Proclamation honoring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Library Levy and Public Hearing; March Constituent Email Report

Prolific Offenders Report Follow Up There has been a lot of discussion and coverage of a recent report commissioned by a collaborative effort of several of Seattle’s small business associations. The television special called “Seattle is Dying” further amplified the public dialogue. Let me first say that we need, and I commit to bring urgency […]

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Reminder: April 2 Deadline for Sound Transit 3 Scoping Comments; Ballard Locks Update; Alki Beach Comfort Station Open House – Tomorrow; Fairmount Ravine Cleanup – April 6

Reminder: April 2 Deadline for Sound Transit 3 Scoping Comments The deadline for providing comments on options for Sound Transit’s West Seattle/Ballard light rail line is on Tuesday, April 2nd. You can comment at the online open house or by e-mail at wsbscopingcomments@soundtransit.org. This is part of the formal comment period for developing which options […]

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Highland Park Roundabout Update; False SCS Fliers & SLI History Re: Mobile CHEL Unit; Passage of MHA and What’s Next; High Point Play Area Celebration; Civic Poet applications open through April 24; In-District Office Hours

Highland Park Roundabout Update During last year’s budget, I was able to get the Highland Park Way SW/SW Holden Street Roundabout project added to the SDOT Capital Improvement Program, the long-term capital planning budget. Unfortunately, we learned in January the grant application SDOT submitted to WSDOT was unsuccessful. Since then I’ve worked with state legislators […]

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Closed Captioning on Seattle Channel and in Public Accommodations; Anti-Displacement Lunch and Learn; Nowruz

Closed Captioning on Seattle Channel and in Public Accommodations As Chair of the City Council committee overseeing the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), I am regularly in contact with the four commissions within SOCR. The Commission for People with Disabilities is one of those commissions. The commission was created in 2010. Under Seattle Municipal […]

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Bonuses for Hiring Police Officers; Bus Routes 120 and 50 getting additional service + other changes coming March 23rd; Sound Transit meeting in Delridge March 12th /Comment Period Extension; February Constituent Email Report

Bonuses for Hiring Police Officers The City Council passed legislation to create an incentive program for hiring police officers. I voted in support. This legislation allows the Seattle Police Department to provide bonuses of up to $15,000 for officers who transfer from other departments, and up to $7,500 for new hires. The legislation received from […]

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Capital Projects Oversight Watch List Resolution; Seattle Office for Civil Rights seeks Women’s Commission Members; Improving Curbside Recycling; It’s All Happening at the Zoo

Capital Projects Oversight Watch List Resolution As we’ve all seen, sometimes large capital projects run well over budget. Recent examples of City projects include the Seawall, the utility billing system, and now the potential Center City Streetcar. To address this, last year I introduced legislation to establish enhanced quarterly reporting requirements for the City’s Capital […]

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Reminder: Sound Transit Open House next Wednesday + Visualizations/Displacement details; Neighborhood Street Fund Rankings—South Park Meeting, Deadline Extended; Seattle Office for Civil Rights Seeks Human Rights Commission members; Orca Emergency Recovery Letter; Anti-Displacement Ordinance

Reminder: Sound Transit Open House next Wednesday + Visualizations/Displacement details Sound Transit will host a public open house about the ST3 light rail line in West Seattle on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Alki Masonic Center. The open house is being held as part of the Environmental Impact Scoping (EIS) process. Public […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold to Introduce Anti-Displacement Ordinance

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park) will introduce an anti-displacement ordinance that would authorize additional displacement mitigation for housing projects located in South Park, Rainier Beach, Othello, Bitter Lake, and Westwood-Highland Park. These neighborhoods have been identified as having a high risk of displacement and low access to opportunity, according to Growth […]

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Thank you to SDOT, City and KC Metro staff; MHA Public Hearing; Sound Transit Scoping Period Open, February 27 Open House in West Seattle; SPU Sewer/Flooding Survey; South Park Safe Streets Projects open house February 19; Your Voice Your Choice + Neighborhood Street Fund online voting deadline February 22

Thank you to SDOT, City and KC Metro staff  Many thanks to everyone who helped out in some way during the snowstorm. Times like this are a real reminder of the importance of public service. SDOT workers worked long shifts to clear the roads, after being very busy during the threeweek closure of SR99. Thank […]

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