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Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Increased Public Safety Efforts to Stem Surge in Gun Violence in University District and Other Neighborhoods

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the spate of shootings in the University District and other neighborhoods across Seattle:  “The recent surge in gun violence to unacceptable levels in the University District with multiple shooting victims requires a boost in crime prevention efforts from multiple agencies, so that we can increase […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen Laud the Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) celebrated the planned reopening of the West Seattle Bridge set for this Sunday, September 18th, 2022.  “At long last, the day we’ve been eagerly awaiting is almost here: the bridge is on the verge of reopening,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold. “I want to extend my […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Celebrates Passage of Resolution to Rid Seattle of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers to Protect Workers, Reduce Noise, and Improve Environment

The legislation forges the path to end harmful gasoline-fueled leaf blowers in city government by 2025 and the rest of Seattle by 2027 SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) heralded the passage of legislation by the Seattle City Council to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment. Specifically, Resolution […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen Celebrate Hearing Examiner’s Tree Protection Ordinance Decision    

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) issued the following statements after the Hearing Examiner for the City of Seattle affirmed the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)’s decision to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance for the proposed tree protection ordinance. The Hearing Examiner’s decision removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Sunset of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers in Seattle to Protect Workers, Reduce Noise, and Improve Environment

Legislation introduced to phase-out harmful gasoline fueled leaf blowers from city government by 2025 and rest of Seattle by 2027 Seattle – Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) introduced legislation aiming to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment.  Specifically, Resolution 32064 calls for […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Strauss Celebrate Unanimous Passage of Legislation Protecting Seattle’s Restaurants

The Full City Council Passed Their Bill Capping Delivery Fees at 15% SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) and Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) joined by stakeholders, issued the following statements after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved their legislation today which supports Seattle’s diverse local restaurants by limiting the fees they need to pay to third party delivery corporations. Councilmember […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Strauss Advance Legislation to Protect Seattle’s Diverse Restaurants

City Council’s Economic Development Committee Passes Their Bill Capping Delivery Fees at 15% SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) issued the following statements after the City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved their legislation today supporting Seattle’s diverse local restaurants by limiting the fees they need to pay to third party delivery corporations.  Councilmember Alex Pedersen, (District […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Denounces Rollback of Reproductive Rights as Roe is Overturned

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-standing Roe v. Wade case, hijacking healthcare rights from millions of women: “The U.S. Supreme Court recklessly and callously tossing aside the 50-year precedent of the Roe v. Wade case is a shameful, reactionary attack on women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. I stand with colleagues, neighbors, and the vast majority of people across our nation appalled by this backward hijacking of […]

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Councilmembers Morales, Pedersen agree latest ‘Vision Zero’ report on traffic-related fatalities reinforces need for more transportation safety investments in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle and Chair of the Transportation Committee) reacted to the troubling update on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Vision Zero” report presented today. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Morales Express Disappointment about Mayoral Veto of Rental Information Legislation 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) reacted to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s veto today of their legislation to collect data about rental rates in the City of Seattle.  “I am deeply disappointed our solution to collect housing data helpful for preventing displacement of economically vulnerable people was not signed […]

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