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Councilmember Johnson Celebrates University of Washington Board of Regents’ Approval of New Campus Master Plan

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the University of Washington Board of Regents voted today to approve the 2018 Campus Master Plan, as passed by the Seattle City Council. Their approval followed a 6-0 vote by the City Council in December 2018 to grant conditional approval of the proposed […]

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Johnson To Join NHL Seattle After Completing City Council Tenure

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today to announce that he has accepted a position with NHL Seattle: “Today I’m announcing that I’ve accepted a job with NHL Seattle to work on transportation planning. “I was approached by NHL Seattle in November of 2018 after I announced that I wasn’t running for […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding Ruling on Mandatory Housing Affordability Decision

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today after the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner, Ryan P. Vancil, ruled on an appeal to the adequacy of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) proposal. His decision requires the City to conduct additional analysis of historic […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding Decision Against Seeking Re-Election

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement about his decision against seeking re-election in 2019: “With the goal of respectful transparency and a desire to hold the door open for those who might be interested in running for the District 4 seat, I have announced my decision to not seek re-election […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding the Families, Education, Preschool & Promise Plan

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) released the following statement in response to initial returns for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Plan: “Going back to 1990’s original Families and Education levy, Seattle has a strong history of supporting kids in our public schools.  Today’s vote builds on that foundation of four successful prior […]

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Johnson, Herbold & O’Brien Lay Out Path Forward on Tree Protection Legislation

Commit to protecting exceptional trees, maintaining Seattle’s reputation as a ‘truly Emerald City’ Seattle, WA – Members of the Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee issued the following statement specific to the City’s forthcoming tree ordinance earlier today: “The benefits of tree canopies are numerous: a cleaner, more resilient environment, and a more […]

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Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Move $637.8 Million Education Levy to Full Council

The Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy unanimously voted to advance to Full Council a proposed ordinance to continue the City of Seattle’s investments across the education spectrum. If approved, the levy will expand quality preschool classrooms, continue investments in K-12, and establish tuition subsidies and support for college or post-secondary job […]

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Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness

Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness.  The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million  (about 3% of all businesses). The measure […]

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Johnson Releases Draft Framework to Update the City’s Tree Ordinance

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) released a draft framework for updates to the City’s Tree Ordinance today, the first update in a decade, to proactively manage and steward Seattle’s urban forest. The framework will encourage more tree preservation and planting through incentives and fees. The framework would also gather better data by requiring […]

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Councilmember Johnson on Council’s Passage of Efficient, Flexible Approach to Parking

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following a vote of 7-1 in support of Council Bill 119221, a measure intended to update and improve off-street parking regulations in Seattle: “We know that an over supply of cheap parking has a negative […]

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