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Councilmember Strauss Recognizes Director Assefa Service to Seattle

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced a proclamation recognizing Samuel Assefa, the outgoing Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) today during a meeting of the Full Council. Assefa has served since the department’s inception in 2016.  During his time […]

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Strauss’ “Bringing Business Home” Bill Passes Full Council

Amendments Create Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, together with a 8-1 vote of his Full Council colleagues, passed C.B. 120001 to provide additional economic support for small businesses adversely affected by current land use codes during the […]

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Strauss, González Introduce “Bringing Business Home” Bill To Create Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, together with Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Pos. 9 – Citywide), introduced C.B. 120001 on Monday, titled “Bringing Business Home, a Small Business Flexibility Bill,” in an effort to provide additional support and a means towards economic recovery […]

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Councilmember Strauss’ Childcare Near You Ordinance Passes

Ordinance will pave way for more affordable, accessible childcare SEATTLE — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhood Committee, alongside his Council colleagues, passed the Childcare Near You Ordinance, which changes Seattle’s land use code to allow more childcare facilities in across our city, lowering the cost of building […]

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Councilmember Strauss Statement in Response to Chief Best Announcing Her Retirement

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – NW Seattle) issued the following statement in response to Chief Carmen Best announcing her retirement: “I am saddened by Chief Best’s decision to retire after 28 years of service – this is a tremendous loss for our city. Chief Best was in an impossible position, caught between the Police […]

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Mosqueda Announces Council Support for JumpStart Seattle — González, Herbold, Strauss, Lewis Sign on as Co-Sponsors

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) described the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue proposal during last week’s Wednesday’s budget committee and invited any of her colleagues to sign-on as co-sponsors. Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Lisa Herbold announced during the meeting that they would co-sponsor. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Andrew J. Lewis have also […]

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Strauss Statement in Response to Ballard Hate Crime

‘Not acceptable, will not be tolerated’ says Strauss Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – NW Seattle) issued the following statement in response to a recent report that a Seattle man was charged with two counts of committing a hate crime: “The acts of violence and aggression towards Asian & Pacific Islander (API) neighbors and community […]

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