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Councilmember Lewis’ Legislation to Leverage Federal Investments for Homelessness Shelter

The legislation will provide the City with more flexibility to stand up emergency shelter; a third hotel shelter is announced Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) introduced legislation to appropriate $12 million in spending authority for non-congregate shelter investments for people experiencing homelessness. It is Councilmember Lewis’ intent that to the […]

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Chair Lewis, Council Colleagues Vote to Fast-Track Permanent Supportive Housing

Goal to quickly and affordably scale housing with services inspires work of Committee Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia), Chair of the Select Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments, together with his colleagues, voted to amend the land use code and allow Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing […]

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City Council Passes Mosqueda’s Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers Bill

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, and her Council colleagues voted 8-0 in favor of legislation that will provide hazard pay to grocery store workers, recognizing the risks essential grocery store workers face during the pandemic.  The Council passed Council Bill 119990, requiring grocery employees in Seattle to […]

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Lewis Announces Proposal to Scale Emergency Shelter

‘It Takes A Village’ Approach Will Better Address the Needs of Nearly 4K People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness http://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/andrew-lewis/it-takes-a-village Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced his proposal for allowing Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing options for our homeless neighbors. Lewis’ launch of “It Takes A Village: A […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces Proposal to Lower Costs and Fast Track Construction of Permanent Supportive Housing

Approach cuts through ‘red tape’, creates more housing units  Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced he will introduce land use legislation exempting permanent supportive housing from several development mandates, such as design review and onsite bike storage, allowing Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing options for our […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, and Lewis Propose Boosting Maintenance of Multimodal Bridges with Vehicle License Fee Adjustment

With support from labor and business communities, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, and Andrew J. Lewis today proposed legislation to use Vehicle Licensing Fees to boost maintenance of multimodal bridges throughout Seattle. Vehicle Licensing Fees, which were previously set at $80, would move from $20 to $40 under the new legislation, as authorized by RCW […]

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City Council passes new path forward for encampment outreach

The Council legislation came out of a collaborative drafting process with service providers and the Mayor’s office  The Seattle City Council passed in a 7-1 vote Council Bill 119942, which will significantly change the way Seattle engages with people living unsheltered in unauthorized encampments for the last two months of the year. The bill, which […]

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Lewis Introduces Legislation for a New City Approach to Encampment Outreach

New model empowers service providers to conduct encampment outreach while maintaining a team of City staff to coordinate efforts SEATTLE – During Monday’s Seattle City Council Briefing, Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) announced his intention to introduce legislation during the afternoon’s City Council meeting that will significantly change the way Seattle engages with […]

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Councilmember Lewis’ Statement in Response to Chief Best’s Announcement to Retire

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia)  issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Chief Carmen Best that she plans to retire: “I want to start by expressing my deep gratitude to Chief Best for nearly thirty years of service to our community.  “While Chief Best and I had […]

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Lewis Proposes New Public Health-Informed 911 Response Service

Based on a popular Eugene Oregon program, the service will dispatch medics and mental health professionals to help people in crisis Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis, Chair of the Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments, announced this morning he will introduce legislation to create and fully fund a new mental health and substance addiction […]

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