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Introducing All Policy is Local, a new podcast from Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis

Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis is launching a new podcast called All Policy is Local to take community members beyond the headlines and give them a seat at the table for some of the most important public policy conversations facing Seattle and local governments across the nation today.  Subscribe now You can find All […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces His Funding Proposal for the Seattle Park District 

After extensive public outreach, this proposal will reflect Seattleites’ priorities for parks: making them clean, green, and accessible to all  Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced his proposed six-year funding plan for the Seattle Metropolitan Park […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces Two Additional Public Opportunities to Provide Feedback for the Seattle Park District 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced two additional town hall meetings today for the Seattle Metropolitan Park District renewal process. The Park District is a supplemental funding source for Seattle parks that Councilmembers will vote to renew in their capacity […]

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“PayUp” Legislation to Protect App-Based Workers Approved in Committee, Goes to Full Council Vote

The bill would ensure app-based workers earn a minimum wage, protect transparency, and increase flexibility  SEATTLE – Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) celebrated the passage of PayUp in the Public Safety and Human Services committee. Council Bill 120294 as amended would establish Seattle as the first city in the nation to guarantee a minimum […]

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Seattle Councilmembers Herbold, Lewis Unveil PayUp Policy to Increase Minimum Pay, Transparency & Flexibility for App-Based Workers

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) unveiled the first bill in the PayUp policy proposal. The bill covers minimum payment, transparency, and flexibility issues. Many app-based or “gig” workers on platforms like DoorDash, Instacart, and Uber Eats are underpaid and can end up earning a sub-minimum […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Councilmember Lewis Shows JustCARE Model Successful in Voluntarily Moving Homeless Neighbors to Appropriate Shelter

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) joined with representatives the Downtown Seattle Alliance (DSA), JustCARE, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and small business owners to provide an update about the team effort combining workers from REACH/Evergreen Treatment Services with representatives from JustCARE, about the ways in which they have – […]

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Councilmember Lewis Introduces Legislation to Expand Emergency Homelessness Shelter & JustCARE

A Coalition of Service Providers and Business Organizations Signal Strong Support for the Bill This morning Councilmember Andrew Lewis introduced legislation to broaden $12 million of Council spending authority authorized earlier this spring to expand emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. “When we originally passed this legislation there was no American Rescue Plan or updated […]

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Council Passes Herbold’s Legislation, Increasing Tenant Protections for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside her Council colleagues and co-sponsors Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales and Andrew J. Lewis, passed legislation today that increases tenant protections for small businesses and nonprofits.  The legislation ensures that rent installments paid according to a payment plan negotiated between a tenant and landlord cannot […]

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Councilmember Lewis Calls for Using Projected Revenue Increase to Address Homelessness Crisis

City Budget Office projects $20.3 million more in general fund revenue from the adopted 2021 budget  Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) celebrated Seattle’s increased revenue forecasts and emphasized the need to invest the additional funds on homelessness services. The increase is driven by substantial upward revisions in expected funds from […]

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