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Seattle City Council approves new contract with city workers
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Seattle City Council approves new contract with city workers

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle) is happy to announce that The Seattle City Council approved new labor contracts today impacting more than 7,000 City workers represented by 16 unions. The new contract is the result of more than a year of good faith bargaining between the City and unions. “Seattle is one of...

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...

Seattle City Council passes landmark building emissions standards law to combat climate crisis, pollution
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Seattle City Council passes landmark building emissions standards law to combat climate crisis, pollution

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed landmark legislation today to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings, which account for 37 percent of Seattle’s total core emissions. The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle) and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide) and Dan Strauss (District 6...

A picture of the Burke-Gilman Trail's Missing Link near the Ballard Bridge.
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Seattle Councilmember Dan Strauss passes legislation to fix dangerous section of Burke-Gilman Trail’s “Missing Link” 

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation today, sponsored by Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle), that will allow the City to fix a notoriously dangerous section of the Burke Gilman Trail’s Missing Link.   “I am excited we can finally make one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in our city safe for people riding...

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Seattle City Council Passes Industrial and Maritime Zoning Legislation Updating the City’s Land Use Code and Buoying the Local Economy 

 Councilmember Dan Strauss  (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the unanimous passage of a series of council bills known as the “Industrial and Maritime Strategy” legislation by the full council today. This legislation will update the City’s land use code to increase flexibility for maritime and industrial businesses while...

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Seattle City Council passes legislative package easing design review restrictions to increase city’s stock of affordable housing

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the passage of a legislative package to increase affordable housing production by streamlining the permitting process was passed by the full council. This package was proposed by Mayor Harrell earlier this month and was passed out of Land Use Committee on...

Sign reading "come in, we're open."
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Seattle City Council passes bill bolstering support for home-based businesses

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle) Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrates the passage of CB 120520, colloquially known as the “Bringing Business Home” bill, by the full council. This bill introduces permanent regulations for home-based businesses, building upon interim measures that were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary measures were introduced to...

Councilmember Dan Strauss Celebrates Passage of Legislation Streamlining Development Project Review in Downtown Seattle 
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Councilmember Dan Strauss Celebrates Passage of Legislation Streamlining Development Project Review in Downtown Seattle 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) Chair of the Land Use Committee, is happy to announce that Council Bill 120587 passed unanimously today in Full Council. This legislation modifies the thresholds for environmental review of development projects in Downtown Seattle under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The passage of this legislation marks a significant step...

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Seattle City Council Passes Stronger Tree Protection Ordinance That Protects Ten Times as Many Trees While Increasing Housing Stock

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle) Chair of the Land Use Committee, in collaboration with Mayor Bruce Harrell, has passed a new, stronger Tree Protection Ordinance to safeguard our urban canopy, combat climate change, and create a more sustainable future for the Emerald City. This ordinance is a comprehensive approach to preserving, protecting, and...

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City Launches New Round of Street Café Permitting to Extend Outdoor Dining

 Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), is excited to announce that SDOT is officially accepting new permit applications for long-term ‘permanent’ outdoor street cafes. SDOT will be accepting applications now through April 30th, 2023, for folks who are...