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Sound Transit Level 3 Analysis Released/Delridge Letter; 48th and Charlestown Park Development; Your Voice Your Choice website open for proposals

Sound Transit Level 3 Analysis Released/Delridge Letter Sound Transit has released its “Level 3” analysis for three end-to-end alternatives for the West Seattle/Ballard light rail line; here’s a link to the presentation from today’s meeting of the Sound Transit Elected Leadership Group (ELG). At today’s meeting I requested Sound Transit provide visualizations of what the […]

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Councilmember Juarez and Mayor Durkan Celebrate Formation of Waterfront LID

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, and the Seattle City Council approved by a 8-0 vote a package of legislation establishing the Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID). The package of legislation included an ordinance establishing the formation of the Waterfront LID, an operations […]

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Center City Streetcar Could Impact Other Needed Transit Investments, Such as a Sound Transit 3 Tunnel for West Seattle; Seattle Public Utilities Seismic Report; Language Preference Points Bring Help for SPD Recruitment; South Park King Tide Event; Neighborhood Street Fund Prioritization Meetings: February 2 and 4

Center City Streetcar Could Impact Other Needed Transit Investments, Such as a Sound Transit 3 Tunnel for West Seattle Last week Mayor Durkan announced updated construction and operations cost estimates for the proposed Center City Streetcar on 1st Avenue. The construction cost estimate has increased to $286 million, and operations costs have increased to $28 […]

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Prepare to Care: Start the Conversation and Where to Find Tools to Help

Since the establishment of Age Friendly Seattle two years ago I have championed making Seattle a more age-friendly city for all of our residents. An important part of this work is our day to day effort to include our seniors and disabled neighbors when making decisions.  This goes for major decisions like transportation options and […]

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MHA Process and Schedule; Eviction Reform; Seattle Squeeze Resources; Community Involvement Commission; Planning Commission; Office Hours

MHA Process and Schedule The Council has begun developing and considering amendments to the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) bill which is currently being heard in the Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability.  On January 22, 2018 Council President Bruce Harrell established the 2018 Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA).  The committee was formed to consider […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Microsoft Pledge for Affordable Housing

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Microsoft’s announcement about their pledge to invest $500 million to help develop affordable housing in Seattle and on the eastside: “I commend Microsoft for their leadership and recognizing the region’s urgent need […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Judge Blocking Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, and co-chair of the City’s Census Task Force issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census: “Today’s ruling sends a message to our immigrant communities […]

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City Council Honors 100 years of Labor History in Seattle

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), sponsored a proclamation read in Council Chambers today honoring the importance of labor unions and Seattle’s organized labor history. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, when more than 65,000 general workers stopped working for […]

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Johnson To Join NHL Seattle After Completing City Council Tenure

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today to announce that he has accepted a position with NHL Seattle: “Today I’m announcing that I’ve accepted a job with NHL Seattle to work on transportation planning. “I was approached by NHL Seattle in November of 2018 after I announced that I wasn’t running for […]

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Holding Elected Officials Accountable to Working People

I was elected and then reelected to the Seattle City Council on the basis of my pledge to unwaveringly use my office to help build movements to win victories for ordinary working people. A recent article from SCC Insight, now happily picked up by the corporate conservative media, argues that pledge is somehow at odds […]

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