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Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen and Sara Nelson stand with City Attorney Ann Davison during a press conference in front of City Hall.

City Attorney Ann Davison, Councilmember Sara Nelson, Councilmember Alex Pedersen announce new legislation to improve public safety and discourage the public consumption of controlled substances

City Attorney Ann Davison proposed legislation with City Councilmembers Sara Nelson and Alex Pedersen to prohibit the use of drugs in public places including parks, sidewalks, bus stops, and public transit. This legislation is modeled after a similar ordinance passed this month in Bellingham. This legislation acknowledges the public health crisis of substance use disorder and will provide a new...

Councilmember Nelson, Community Celebrate Passage of Legislation Creating Seattle Film Commission

Passage is a ’milestone’ in efforts to retain and attract film production in Seattle Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9, Citywide) was joined by dozens of film industry professionals, community members and special guests this morning at Seattle’s Ark Lodge Cinemas to celebrate the unanimous passage of her legislation to create the Seattle Film Commission.  The Film Commission...

Councilmember Nelson introduces legislation to create Film Commission, bring the film & TV industry back to Seattle

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9, Citywide) held a briefing this morning on new legislation she’s sponsoring to create the Seattle Film Commission. The commission would advise city leaders on the development of policies and programs to bring the film/TV industry back to Seattle.   How the Commission Will Work  Building off momentum from Washington State’s recent increase in...

Councilmember Nelson introduces legislation to create Film Commission, bring the film & TV industry back to Seattle 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9, Citywide) held a briefing this morning on new legislation she’s sponsoring to create the Seattle Film Commission. The commission would advise city leaders on the development of policies and programs to bring the film/TV industry back to Seattle.   How the Commission Will Work  Building off momentum from Washington State’s recent increase in...

Councilmember Nelson Declares Intent to Fund Staffing Incentives for Seattle Police Officers

Spikes in crime, departing officers points to a need to hire more officers, says Nelson Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9 – Citywide) put forward a resolution today supporting the development of a Seattle Police Department (SPD) staffing incentives program and stating the Council’s intent to lift a restriction on anticipated 2022 SPD salary savings to fund the program....