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Councilmember Pedersen Announcing Resolution to Launch “Internet for All” to Ensure Affordable Internet Access Throughout Seattle

COVID crisis reinforces need for universal broadband access to address inequities Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) has crafted a Resolution charting the course for universal internet access in Seattle. The Resolution requests the city government, led by Seattle’s Information Technology department, to craft an action plan, expand partnerships, and ensure the implementation of […]

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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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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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Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Provide Utilities Relief

As part of a Special meeting of the City Council, members voted unanimously to approve two amended pieces of emergency legislation intended to help provide relief for small business and utility customers. The focus of the meeting was on two pieces of legislation related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis: Council Bill 119757, sponsored by Councilmember […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Introduces Bill to Consider Climate Change with All New Legislation

Implementing idea from District 4 community leaders; Climate crisis warrants swift action Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) today introduced his resolution that would enable the City Council to consider the crisis of climate change when reviewing new legislation. Currently, all the Council’s legislation requires a “fiscal note,” which measures the financial implications of […]

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