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Councilmember Lewis Announces His Funding Proposal for the Seattle Park District 

After extensive public outreach, this proposal will reflect Seattleites’ priorities for parks: making them clean, green, and accessible to all  Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced his proposed six-year funding plan for the Seattle Metropolitan Park […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces Two Additional Public Opportunities to Provide Feedback for the Seattle Park District 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced two additional town hall meetings today for the Seattle Metropolitan Park District renewal process. The Park District is a supplemental funding source for Seattle parks that Councilmembers will vote to renew in their capacity […]

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Seattle City Council Passes PayUp Legislation 

First-of-its-kind legislation will guarantee app-based delivery drivers a minimum wage, increase transparency, and protect flexibility  SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed PayUp legislation today. The legislation sponsored by Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) would, among other things, make Seattle the first […]

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“PayUp” Legislation to Protect App-Based Workers Approved in Committee, Goes to Full Council Vote

The bill would ensure app-based workers earn a minimum wage, protect transparency, and increase flexibility  SEATTLE – Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) celebrated the passage of PayUp in the Public Safety and Human Services committee. Council Bill 120294 as amended would establish Seattle as the first city in the nation to guarantee a minimum […]

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Seattle Councilmembers Herbold, Lewis Unveil PayUp Policy to Increase Minimum Pay, Transparency & Flexibility for App-Based Workers

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) unveiled the first bill in the PayUp policy proposal. The bill covers minimum payment, transparency, and flexibility issues. Many app-based or “gig” workers on platforms like DoorDash, Instacart, and Uber Eats are underpaid and can end up earning a sub-minimum […]

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Councilmembers Lewis, Herbold Announce Audit to Address Organized Retail Crime

Seattle, WA — Councilmembers Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) announced today the City Auditor is beginning work on an audit of organized retail crime (ORC). Since the pandemic, downtown Seattle has been adversely affected by organized retail crime. In response, this […]

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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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Councilmember Lewis Shows JustCARE Model Successful in Voluntarily Moving Homeless Neighbors to Appropriate Shelter

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) joined with representatives the Downtown Seattle Alliance (DSA), JustCARE, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and small business owners to provide an update about the team effort combining workers from REACH/Evergreen Treatment Services with representatives from JustCARE, about the ways in which they have – […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Lewis and Herbold Propose Establishing 24/7 Citywide Mental Health Crisis Responders

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle), along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Councilmember Andrew Lewis proposed to expand the Mobile Crisis Team and other behavioral health programs to establish a 24/7 citywide mental health crisis first response as part of today’s budget committee meeting deliberations in the Finance Committee discussion. The proposed budget amendment, which Councilmember Strauss is the prime sponsor of, would add $13.9 million to strengthen […]

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Councilmember Lewis Unveils Report Explaining Why Homelessness Has Worsened During Pandemic

New Report Celebrates 2,000+ New Units of Housing for Homeless, Makes Recommendations to Guide Future Investments Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) released a report today compiled by Council Central Staff which analyzes Seattle’s homelessness system, and summarizes current demands for shelter, outreach and housing.  The report, […]

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