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Council Bill May Enable a State-of-the-Art Training Facility for Seattle Storm

Council Vote Gives ‘Green Light’ for Equity in Professional Sports SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) celebrated the passage of Council Bill 120149, which amends size limits and parking requirements for indoor sports and recreation uses in the Ballard-Interbay-Northend Manufacturing/Industrial Center (BINMIC). Alongside Mayor Jenny Durkan, Councilmembers Strauss […]

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Councilmembers Mosqueda, Strauss and Broad Coalition Applaud Passage of More Inclusive and Accurate “Neighborhood Residential Zoning” Name Change

The legislation is an important step to addressing exclusionary zoning policies SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) applauded the passage of Council Bill 120155, which renames Single-Family Zones to Neighborhood Residential Zones.  “The legislation passed today brings us one step closer to a more inclusive Seattle. Today, we recognize neighborhoods across our city are […]

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Councilmember Strauss Responds to Community and Religious Leaders, Passes Legislation to Ease Development of Affordable Housing on Church Properties

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the passage by the City Council of C.B. 120157, which will allow more churches and religious organizations to build affordable housing.  In June, the City Council adopted C.B. 120081, which implemented a new state law that allows for affordable housing development to exceed zoning […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda To Recognize Diversity of Seattle Neighborhoods With Zoning Name Change

Zoning name change would more accurately reflect Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods with new equitable and inclusive definition Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) announced legislation today that will change the name of single-family only zones, a recognition that the term “single family” as used in Seattle’s zoning code is a misnomer, inaccurately describes current uses, and […]

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Councilmember Strauss’ Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program Extends Pilot Program to Support Small Businesses While Permanent Guidelines Are Finalized

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, with the support of area business owners, announced the official extension of the city’s existing Cafe Streets program through May 31, 2022. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for […]

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Councilmembers Strauss and Juarez Announce Legislation to Preserve Mobile Home Parks, Save Senior Housing

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) unveiled a proposal on Wednesday that would preserve mobile home parks in Seattle and save this affordable housing option for our seniors.  In 2019, the City Council heard from residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park who […]

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Councilmember Strauss Announces Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program

Extending pilot program supports small businesses while permanent guidelines are finalized SEATTLE — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced legislation co-sponsored with Council President González on Monday to extend the cafe streets pilot program another year and create a path to permanency. This program gives Seattle […]

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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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