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Seattle City Council to hold final public hearing on 2024 Transportation Levy renewal

The Select Committee on the 2024 Transportation Levy will host its second and final public hearing on the levy renewal at 4:30 PM tomorrow at Seattle City Hall. The Select Committee is chaired by Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1). It is tasked with reviewing and amending the levy proposal before it’s sent to...

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Transportation Chair Saka proposes changes to Seattle transportation levy to prioritize safety, economy, and climate

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1, Chair of the Select Committee on the 2024 Transportation Levy) proposed his initial amendments to the transportation levy package today. Among other things, the Chair’s amendments would double investments in creating new sidewalks and safe routes to school, as well as triple funding for safety on public transit....

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Seattle City Council to hold first public hearing on 2024 Transportation Levy renewal

The Select Committee on the 2024 Transportation Levy will host the first of two public hearings on the levy renewal at 4:30 PM tomorrow at Seattle City Hall. This is a critical opportunity for the community to make their voices heard. The Select Committee is chaired by Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1). It...

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Seattle Councilmember Saka ready to lead Council review of the proposed Transportation Levy

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1) is ready to kick off the Council’s review of the 2024 Transportation Levy renewal after Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his official proposal this morning. Councilmember Saka will chair the Select Committee on the 2024 Transportation Levy — a committee comprised of all nine councilmembers tasked with reviewing and...

Councilmember Saka issues statement in support of Mayor’s independent review of allegations against SPD leadership
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Councilmember Saka issues statement in support of Mayor’s independent review of allegations against SPD leadership

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1, Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee) released the following statement after Mayor Bruce Harrell announced an independent review of allegations against Seattle Police Department leadership: “I fully support Mayor Bruce Harrell’s independent review. I cannot comment on pending litigation. However, here’s what I can say: I am...

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Seattle City Council unanimously passes Seattle Transportation Plan

The Seattle City Council just unanimously passed the Seattle Transportation Plan—a 20-year vision for the future of Seattle’s streets, sidewalks, and public spaces. The legislation is sponsored by Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1), Chair of the Transportation Committee. It is the culmination of a two-year collaborative process between the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the...

Councilmember Saka statement on proposed transportation levy renewal package
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Councilmember Saka statement on proposed transportation levy renewal package

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1), Chair of the Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled an initial proposed framework for the transportation levy renewal: “This Transportation Levy is a once-in-a-decade chance to build a safer, better connected and more reliable Seattle. Over my first 100 days in office,...

The Seattle City Council during its first meeting of 2024.
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New Seattle City Councilmembers sworn-in during inauguration ceremony at City Hall

The seven winning candidates from November’s General Election were just sworn-in as Seattle City Councilmembers. Five of the seven individuals are new councilmembers, the most in more than a century. Two others are returning for their second term in office. More information about each of them, including quotes can be found below. Rob Saka (District...