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Pedersen Proposes to Keep Savings in SPD to Address Staffing Shortage with Incentives to Retain and Hire Officers and Detectives

9-1-1 response times have slowed and community policing has stalled after nearly 300 officers and detectives left Seattle in past 18 months; record-breaking attrition likely to continue unless action taken  Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen introduced legislation to address the staffing shortage crisis by keeping more of the savings at the Seattle Police Department to help retain and hire officers and detectives after […]

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Councilmember Pedersen’s Statement Supporting Mayor Durkan’s Legislation to Address Public Safety and Record Loss of Police Officers

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement in support of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposed legislation being transmitted today to City Council to address public safety issues, including SPD’s record-breaking loss of officers — 286 police officers over the past 18 months, according to a Seattle Police Department memo:  “I commend our Mayor and Police Chief for responding to the surge in gun violence and the alarming […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, Lewis, Mosqueda Propose $100 Million in Bonds for Multimodal Bridges and Other Transportation Infrastructure Needs to Create Jobs Sooner by Leveraging the New $20 Vehicle License Fee

To boost jobs as Seattle emerges from the COVID pandemic’s economic recession, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, Andrew J. Lewis, and Teresa Mosqueda are proposing $100 million in bonds to fix our aging multimodal bridges and modernize transportation infrastructure in 2022, after implementing the Seattle Department of Transportation’s spending plan for the additional $20 Vehicle […]

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Councilmembers Debora Juarez, Alex Pedersen Celebrate Biden Administration Canceling Sale of Seattle’s National Archives Facility

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) applauded the Biden Administration for rejecting the pending sale by the U.S. government of the National Archives facility in Seattle. The two also thanked Attorney General Bob Ferguson, local tribal nations, and community activists for their support in bringing this […]

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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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