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Pedersen launches audit of Seattle Bridges

April 23, 2020: To read the initial Seattle Times article, CLICK HERE. Here’s the press release: SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), and Chair of the Council’s Transportation Committee, today asked the City Auditor to complete an audit to assess the conditions and maintenance of Seattle’s bridges. “In a city surrounded […]

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Council Transportation Chair Pedersen Launches Audit of Seattle Bridges

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), and Chair of the Council’s Transportation Committee, today asked the City Auditor to complete an audit to assess the conditions and maintenance of Seattle’s bridges. “In a city surrounded by several waterways, our bridges are the backbone of Seattle’s infrastructure for its residents and local economy and […]

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10 reasons to say No to current payroll tax proposal

Councilmembers Sawant and Morales recently proposed a larger version of their payroll tax (Council Bills 119772, 119773, 119774). I’ve heard from thousands of Seattle residents on various sides of this challenging issue.  Giving voice to many of the concerns expressed by constituents as well as my experience in both government budgeting and private sector financial […]

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Social Distancing Is Working

City Hall and Coronavirus Updates Friends and Neighbors, It’s working. I’m so grateful for the sacrifices we have made collectively for each other and for Seattle. With both pain and purpose, we have canceled schools, sent workers home, closed businesses—because it saves lives. New evidence confirms it’s working and our progress is gaining national appreciation. As our […]

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Councilmembers Herbold & Pedersen React to Announcement RE West Seattle Bridge Closure Through End of 2021

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 ongoing and extended closure of the West Seattle Bridge: “Today we learned from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) that, while the rate of […]

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Councilmembers Herbold and Pedersen Respond to West Seattle Bridge Remaining Closed through 2021

SEATTLE – 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 ongoing and extended closure of the West Seattle Bridge: “Today we learned from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) that, while the rate of cracking of concrete under the […]

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City Council Audit Completed to Resolve Billing Problems at Seattle City Light

A performance audit initiated by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda was published today by the City Auditor to investigate and resolve extreme problems with extremely high bills customers throughout Seattle suddenly received from Seattle City Light when the City-owned utility was implementing major changes to its meter and billing systems. According to the audit report, “City Light […]

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City Hall and Coronavirus Updates

Friends and Neighbors, Hello again from our (virtual) District 4 office! As we enter into our office’s 4th week of working from home, I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to all the essential workers in our district who don’t have the ability to work from home during this difficult time. Thank you for risking […]

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Mortgage Relief: Imploring Governor to Prevent Banks from Foreclosing

My City Council colleagues and I hear you — the people, small businesses, and nonprofits of Seattle are stressed and struggling financially, especially as the coronavirus pandemic and our public health response stretches on. The Governor, our Mayor, the Seattle City Council, and now our congressional delegation have taken major steps to protect safety and […]

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Additional Parking Created to Enable Hospital Workers to Stay Healthy While Reaching Patients

I was proud to announce with Mayor Jenny Durkan a new Hospital Staff Parking Permit program  which will allow access to free on-street parking around hospitals and testing sites for health care workers. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Seattle Police Department (SPD), and Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) worked urgently to meet the increased […]

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