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Mayor Durkan Breaks Commitment to Protect Trees

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee issued the following statement today in response to news that Mayor Durkan will not complete promised work on tree protections: “I am deeply disappointed that Mayor Durkan has chosen to delay action to protect trees in Seattle once again,” said Councilmember Strauss. “For […]

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Councilmember Strauss Applauds New Affordable Housing, Envisions Changes in Ballard Neighborhood

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was awarded a $9.7 million project to build 86 units of affordable housing across the street from Ballard Commons Park Seattle, WA — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) applauds last week’s announcement from the Mayor and Seattle Office of Housing that St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was awarded $9.7 million to build […]

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Strauss Celebrates City Council Recognition of Crown Hill Community Action Plan

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the finalization of the Crown Hill Community Action Plan and the City Council’s 8-0 passage of a resolution recognizing this achievement.  Starting in 2018, the Crown Hill Community Action Plan process sought to establish a vision for the future of Crown Hill as a walkable, vibrant neighborhood. […]

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City Council Passes Strauss’ and Juarez’ Legislation to Preserve Mobile Home Parks, Save Senior Housing

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to protect mobile home parks in Seattle and save this affordable housing option for our seniors.   In 2019, the City Council heard from residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park who were […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Labor Leaders Join Growing Majority of City Council to Bolster Bridge Safety and Boost Jobs

Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, Lewis, Strauss Sponsor Budget Amendment to Authorize Bonds for Faster Investments to Strengthen Infrastructure Connecting Communities and Keeping our Economy Moving  SEATTLE, WA – To bolster bridge safety and boost jobs as Seattle builds back better from the COVID pandemic’s economic slump, labor leaders have voiced their support for new efforts by Councilmembers Alex […]

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Councilmember Strauss Responds to Community and Religious Leaders, Passes Legislation to Ease Development of Affordable Housing on Church Properties

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the passage by the City Council of C.B. 120157, which will allow more churches and religious organizations to build affordable housing.  In June, the City Council adopted C.B. 120081, which implemented a new state law that allows for affordable housing development to exceed zoning […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda To Recognize Diversity of Seattle Neighborhoods With Zoning Name Change

Zoning name change would more accurately reflect Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods with new equitable and inclusive definition Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) announced legislation today that will change the name of single-family only zones, a recognition that the term “single family” as used in Seattle’s zoning code is a misnomer, inaccurately describes current uses, and […]

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Councilmember Strauss’ Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program Extends Pilot Program to Support Small Businesses While Permanent Guidelines Are Finalized

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, with the support of area business owners, announced the official extension of the city’s existing Cafe Streets program through May 31, 2022. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for […]

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Councilmember Strauss Recognizes Director Assefa Service to Seattle

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced a proclamation recognizing Samuel Assefa, the outgoing Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) today during a meeting of the Full Council. Assefa has served since the department’s inception in 2016.  During his time […]

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