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Councilmember Pedersen’s Statement Following Police Chief’s Announcement to Retire

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best that she plans to retire on September 2: “I am deeply saddened by the resignation of our Police Chief Carmen Best. Chief Best has served Seattle faithfully and honorably for decades and happens to be […]

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Pedersen’s Statement Following Council Approval of Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Funding Measure

Councilmember Alex Pedersen, Chair of the Transportation Committee and Chair of the Committee on Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Funding, released the following statement today after the City Council passed Council Bill 119833, which will provide voters with the option to renew funding for STBD. “Because I believe public transit is an essential and affordable […]

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“Internet for All” Resolution Passage Renews Efforts to Expand Affordable Internet Access

COVID-19 crisis reinforces need for universal broadband access and adoption to address inequities Reinvigorating efforts to pursue universal access to the internet, the City Council approved today the “Internet for All” resolution introduced by Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5). The COVID-19 […]

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Councilmembers Herbold & Pedersen Support Mayor’s Civil Emergency for West Seattle Bridge to Request More Federal, State Funding

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 civil emergency proclamation and order issued by Mayor Durkan today for the West Seattle Bridge “to apply for any and all available and eligible […]

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City Council Repeals Problematic Law to Reduce Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color

Follows Recommendation from Reentry Workgroup to Repeal Prostitution Loitering Ordinance City Council unanimously repealed from the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) the problematic ordinance regarding “prostitution loitering,” as requested by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2), and Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7).  The tragic killing by Minneapolis police of George […]

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Councilmember Lewis, City Attorney Holmes Introduce Legislation to Repeal Outdated Drug Traffic Loitering Law

Bill repeals ‘war on drugs’ policy disproportionately impacting communities of color SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes introduced legislation today to repeal a relic from the failed “War on Drugs,” Seattle’s Drug Traffic Loitering law. The Drug Traffic Loitering law was adopted in the […]

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City Council Approves Councilmember Pedersen’s Renewal of the University District’s Business Improvement Area (BIA)

BIAs keep neighborhood business districts vibrant; U District BIA now will also focus on preventing displacement SEATTLE – Today the City Council unanimously approved the legislation co-sponsored by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) to reauthorize the Business Improvement Area (BIA) in the University District, which is the heart of District 4.  “Business Improvement Areas are positive, community-driven economic […]

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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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