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Herbold Statement on Sawant Preemption Resolution

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) issued the following statement after voting against Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s resolution, which opposed all “preemption” on Seattle’s ability to use an employee hours tax or payroll tax to raise additional revenue:  “Today’s resolution did not strengthen the ongoing negotiations around HB 2907 in Olympia, being […]

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Roxhill Wetland Update; Seattle/King County Clinic; Transitional Encampment Legislation; Letter re: HB 2907; Council Passes Winter Evictions Defense; West Seattle Chamber Luncheon; In-District Office Hours

Roxhill Wetland Update The Roxhill Bog Committee has been working on this issue for many years attempting to save this important wetland. You can read a detailed timeline and history compiled by the Committee here. Roxhill bog, at the Longfellow Creek headwaters, is actually a fen, defined as “open wetland systems that generally receive some […]

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Permanent Bus Pathway to Open for West Seattle/Downtown Buses; SPD Arrest in Alki Shooting; Legacy Business Nominations; Seattle Planning Commission; Constituent Email Report

Permanent Bus Pathway to Open for West Seattle/Downtown Buses King County Metro and SDOT have announced that, beginning on February 22nd, buses that formerly traveled between West Seattle to Downtown on the Alaskan Way Viaduct will access Downtown through Alaskan Way and Columbia Street. This is the permanent travel path planned for buses, and comes […]

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LEAD Letter; Resolution Regarding Collective Bargaining with SPOG ; Public Safety and Human Services Committee Discussion with Chief Best; Information on Novel Coronavirus

LEAD Letter In the 2020 City budget, the City Council added new funding to expand the geographic scope of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, in addition to the funding included in the Mayor’s proposed budget, $1.5 million from the Ballmer Group, and funding from King County and other sources.  This funding would allow […]

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LEAD Letter; Resolution Regarding Collective Bargaining with SPOG ; Public Safety and Human Services Committee Discussion with Chief Best; Information on Novel Coronavirus

LEAD Letter In the 2020 City budget, the City Council added new funding to expand the geographic scope of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, in addition to the funding included in the Mayor’s proposed budget, $1.5 million from the Ballmer Group, and funding from King County and other sources.  This funding would allow […]

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Downtown Shootings This Week; External Committee Assignments; West Seattle ST3 Draft EIS Options Update; KCHA Section 8 Waitlist; Select Committee on Homelessness

Downtown Shootings This Week On Thursday I attended a press conference with the Mayor, Police Chief and Fire Chief at the West Precinct headquarters. At the press conference the Seattle Police Department announced they are placing a mobile precinct near the location where the shooting took place; bringing in additional officers to the area, including […]

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Councilmembers Herbold & Lewis Express Grief, Call for Action

Council President Pro Tem  Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park), and Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee and Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement in response to last night’s shooting, which tragically left one person dead and seven injured: “This morning […]

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MLK Day on Monday; New Council Committees; Council Presidency and January Pro Tem; Inclement Weather/Severe Weather Shelter; In-District Office Hours

MLK Day on Monday 2015 City Hall, City of Seattle Employees Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and City Council offices along with many other government offices will be closed.  The week’s City Council Briefing and Meeting will occur on Tuesday, January 21 instead.   Here are a couple of ideas for ways to celebrate […]

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2019 Year in Review

new-office-phone-number New Office Phone Number With the new Council taking office, telephone numbers for City Councilmembers are being changed to align with the district they represent. Councilmember phone numbers all begin with 206-684-880; the final digit will be for their district. Since I represent District 1, the new number will be 206-684-8801. For the two […]

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Legacy Business Nominations Open through February 14th; November Constituent Email Report

Legacy Business Nominations Open through February 14th In 2016, my first week as a Councilmember, a District 1 resident brought me the idea of a Seattle Legacy Business Program, modeled after a successful San Francisco effort: to “recognize that longstanding, community-serving businesses can be valuable cultural assets to the City.  In addition, the City intends […]

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