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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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Re-Balancing Seattle’s 2020 Budget to Address the COVID-related Deficits

AUGUST 12, 2020 UPDATE: SUPPORTING MAYOR’S VETO AND RESPONSIBLE COVID RELIEF: Today, our City Council responded not only to our Mayor’s veto of Council Bill 119812 but also to new information about a slower economic recovery and a larger budget deficit than expected. Our forecast of revenues dropped substantially since we unanimously passed our original COVID relief package (CB […]

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Councilmember Pedersen’s Statement Following Police Chief’s Announcement to Retire

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best that she plans to retire on September 2: “I am deeply saddened by the resignation of our Police Chief Carmen Best. Chief Best has served Seattle faithfully and honorably for decades and happens to be […]

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Pedersen’s Statement Following Council Approval of Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Funding Measure

Councilmember Alex Pedersen, Chair of the Transportation Committee and Chair of the Committee on Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Funding, released the following statement today after the City Council passed Council Bill 119833, which will provide voters with the option to renew funding for STBD. “Because I believe public transit is an essential and affordable […]

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“Internet for All” Resolution Passage Renews Efforts to Expand Affordable Internet Access

COVID-19 crisis reinforces need for universal broadband access and adoption to address inequities Reinvigorating efforts to pursue universal access to the internet, the City Council approved today the “Internet for All” resolution introduced by Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5). The COVID-19 […]

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Councilmembers Herbold & Pedersen Support Mayor’s Civil Emergency for West Seattle Bridge to Request More Federal, State Funding

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle and Chair of Transportation & Utilities Committee) issued the following statement regarding the civil emergency proclamation and order issued by Mayor Durkan today for the West Seattle Bridge “to apply for any and all available and eligible […]

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