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Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Sunset of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers in Seattle to Protect Workers, Reduce Noise, and Improve Environment

Legislation introduced to phase-out harmful gasoline fueled leaf blowers from city government by 2025 and rest of Seattle by 2027 Seattle – Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) introduced legislation aiming to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment.  Specifically, Resolution 32064 calls for […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Strauss Celebrate Unanimous Passage of Legislation Protecting Seattle’s Restaurants

The Full City Council Passed Their Bill Capping Delivery Fees at 15% SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) and Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) joined by stakeholders, issued the following statements after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved their legislation today which supports Seattle’s diverse local restaurants by limiting the fees they need to pay to third party delivery corporations. Councilmember […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Strauss Advance Legislation to Protect Seattle’s Diverse Restaurants

City Council’s Economic Development Committee Passes Their Bill Capping Delivery Fees at 15% SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) issued the following statements after the City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved their legislation today supporting Seattle’s diverse local restaurants by limiting the fees they need to pay to third party delivery corporations.  Councilmember Alex Pedersen, (District […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Denounces Rollback of Reproductive Rights as Roe is Overturned

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-standing Roe v. Wade case, hijacking healthcare rights from millions of women: “The U.S. Supreme Court recklessly and callously tossing aside the 50-year precedent of the Roe v. Wade case is a shameful, reactionary attack on women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. I stand with colleagues, neighbors, and the vast majority of people across our nation appalled by this backward hijacking of […]

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Councilmembers Morales, Pedersen agree latest ‘Vision Zero’ report on traffic-related fatalities reinforces need for more transportation safety investments in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle and Chair of the Transportation Committee) reacted to the troubling update on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Vision Zero” report presented today. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Morales Express Disappointment about Mayoral Veto of Rental Information Legislation 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) reacted to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s veto today of their legislation to collect data about rental rates in the City of Seattle.  “I am deeply disappointed our solution to collect housing data helpful for preventing displacement of economically vulnerable people was not signed […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen React to the Announced Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge in September

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) reacted to the announcement from SDOT today that the West Seattle Bridge is scheduled to reopen in three months, as soon as the week of September 12, 2022.  “We know that all of West Seattle, South Park, and Georgetown have had the bridge reopening top […]

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Statement from Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen, Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee, Regarding the Harrell Administration’s Decision to Decline Council’s Additional Funding for Bridge Safety

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen issued the following statement after the Harrell administration declined to pursue bond funding for bridge safety, which was authorized by the Council:  “In the wake of hard lessons learned from the two-year closure of the West Seattle Bridge, the disturbing citywide audit of Seattle’s bridges, and the periodic malfunctioning of other […]

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Council Approves Pedersen-Strauss Initial Tree Protections by Requiring Public Registration Before Removing Trees 

Legislation increases transparency and accountability with goal of  maximizing environmental and health benefits of Seattle’s tree canopy Seattle – Today City Council unanimously adopted Council Bill 120207 to increase the accountability and transparency needed to protect Seattle’s trees by requiring anyone seeking to cut down or heavily prune mature trees to register beforehand with the city government.  Council Bill […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen, Celebrate Advancement of Tree Protection Proposal

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss(District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) announced the release of proposed legislation to expand protections for trees in Seattle.  The publication of proposed legislation and environmental reviews by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of adopting […]

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