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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen Celebrate Hearing Examiner’s Tree Protection Ordinance Decision    

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) issued the following statements after the Hearing Examiner for the City of Seattle affirmed the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)’s decision to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance for the proposed tree protection ordinance. The Hearing Examiner’s decision removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of […]

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Council Passes Councilmembers Morales’ and Herbold’s Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle 

Seattle, WA – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle.   The first, Council Bill (CB) 120374, is an […]

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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 Strauss and Stakeholders Praise Next Steps for the Ballard Ave Café Street 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) celebrated the next steps for the Café Street on Ballard Ave NW between 20th and 22nd Avenues NW, also known as the Ballard Ave Café Street. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) officially launched a Ballard Avenue Mobility and Access Improvements website as they work to streamline operations on Ballard Avenue. During the Covid-19 pandemic, both restaurants and […]

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City Council Passes Strauss Legislation Strengthening Protections for Tenants in Aftermath of COVID-19

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) celebrated the City Council’s 7-1 vote today to pass legislation on Tuesday strengthening protections for tenants who owe unpaid rent from the COVID-19 pandemic. Council Bill 120305 would require that landlords offer tenants a reasonable amount of time to repay debts incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In May 2020 the City […]

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Councilmember Dan Strauss Proposes Strengthening Protections for Tenants in Aftermath of COVID-19

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) introduced legislation on Tuesday strengthening protections for tenants who owe unpaid rent from the COVID-19 pandemic. Council Bill 120305 would require that landlords offer tenants a reasonable amount of time to repay debts incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In May 2020 the City Council adopted Ordinance 126081, which established a […]

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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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Councilmember Strauss’ Legislation Extends Free Café Street Permits Through January 2023

Bill Enables Businesses to Continue Utilizing Streets Outside SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the passage of his legislation that extends free café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside […]

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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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