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Statement by Councilmember Alex Pedersen on Mayor Durkan Not Seeking Re-Election

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle), and Council’s Transportation Chair, issued the following statement after Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she will not be seeking a second term: “I was saddened to hear that our Mayor Jenny Durkan has decided not to seek re-election as the Chief Executive of our City.  “Mayor Durkan’s smart, balanced, […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, and Lewis Propose Boosting Maintenance of Multimodal Bridges with Vehicle License Fee Adjustment

With support from labor and business communities, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, and Andrew J. Lewis today proposed legislation to use Vehicle Licensing Fees to boost maintenance of multimodal bridges throughout Seattle. Vehicle Licensing Fees, which were previously set at $80, would move from $20 to $40 under the new legislation, as authorized by RCW […]

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Statement by Transportation Chair Alex Pedersen on Successful Passage of Seattle Prop 1 (STBD)

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle), and Council’s Transportation Chair, issued the following statement after initial election day results show Seattle Prop 1, or STBD, is passing.  “Winning this election is more than just a victory for the transit that Seattle loves — choosing to fund robust bus service is a bold affirmation we […]

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Annual Budget Process with City Council; reviewing, amending, and adopting by December 2020 (for 2021)

While budget season officially kicked off Tuesday, September 29, 2020 when Mayor Durkan transmitted her budget proposal for 2021, City Hall has been working on this budget for months, with each of the mayor’s department heads and her budget office determining how best to invest tax dollars for Seattle. Now that the Mayor has crafted […]

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Council Unanimously Adopts Pedersen’s Climate Change Resolution in Wake of Historic Wildfires

New policy will require City to formally consider impacts of all new legislation on carbon emissions and resiliency to climate change The Seattle City Council unanimously approved Resolution 31933 crafted by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle). The Resolution will, for the first time, require the City Council to formally consider the crisis of […]

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Council Transportation Chair Pedersen Announces Delivery of Audit of Seattle Bridges

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee announced the delivery of the audit report on Seattle’s bridges with a focus on the efficacy of the City’s infrastructure maintenance program. “In a city defined by its many waterways, our bridges connect us and this audit report proves city […]

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Concerns about Scooters

On September 8, 2020, I voted against scooters in Seattle and here’s why: I support improved mobility options by encouraging environmentally friendly alternatives to gas-powered, single occupancy vehicles.  Ideally, electric scooters (e-scooters) would provide an alternative for some trips for some travelers. At the same time, the City government is essentially authorizing a new mode […]

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Working for D4 During Council Recess

Friends and Neighbors, While City Hall refers to the past two weeks without City Council meetings as a “recess,” your District 4 office continued to work for you—having more conversations about the role of policing in our community, preparing for the bigger budget process this Fall, and responding to constituent requests. After Labor Day we […]

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Council’s Transportation Committee Votes to Loan $70M for West Seattle Bridge Repair

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) and Chair of the Transportation and Utilities committee, and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), voted to pass an interfund loan for the West Seattle Bridge on Wednesday. Council Bill 119858 will authorize the loan of funds in the amount of $50,000,000 from the Construction and […]

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Public Safety and Budget Votes $$$

Friends and Neighbors, Due to the COVID pandemic, revenues to our City’s treasury have dropped substantially, creating massive budget deficits (an estimated $325 million this year and $325 million next year). Last week your City Council took action to re-balance our 2020 budget and made initial changes to our police budget. While calling for more collaboration […]

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