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Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Sunset of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers in Seattle to Protect Workers, Reduce Noise, and Improve Environment

Legislation introduced to phase-out harmful gasoline fueled leaf blowers from city government by 2025 and rest of Seattle by 2027 Seattle – Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) introduced legislation aiming to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment.  Specifically, Resolution 32064 calls for […]


West Seattle Bridge Update; Police Chief Search Meetings Added: August 11, South Park; Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal Public Comments; Seattle Redistricting Commission Releases New Draft Map, August 9 Public Forum

West Seattle Bridge Update The West Seattle Bridge repair remains on track for completion the week of September 12th. Work continues on the final phase of epoxy crack injection and carbon-fiber wrapping. SDOT has released the checklist showing which work has been completed, per a constituent request to me that I shared with SDOT: In […]


Council President Juarez Celebrates Confirmation of First Appointees to Seattle’s Indigenous Advisory Council

SEATTLE (August 3, 2022) – Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of nine members to the City’s new Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Established by legislation, the IAC includes representation from the area’s diverse Indigenous communities and establishes a critical step forward in strengthening the City of Seattle’s relationship with American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. […]


Councilmembers Pedersen, Strauss Celebrate Unanimous Passage of Legislation Protecting Seattle’s Restaurants

The Full City Council Passed Their Bill Capping Delivery Fees at 15% SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) and Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) joined by stakeholders, issued the following statements after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved their legislation today which supports Seattle’s diverse local restaurants by limiting the fees they need to pay to third party delivery corporations. Councilmember […]


Councilmember Sawant’s Statement While Voting ‘NO’ on Ending the $4/hour Grocery Worker Pandemic Hazard Pay

“As the BA.5 Covid variant surges, and as inflation stretches workers’ paychecks to the breaking point, Mayor Harrell, big business, and the City Council Democrats have shamefully cut grocery workers’ wages by $4/hour. Grocery workers and all frontline workers have made incredible sacrifices during the pandemic, and they deserve a raise, not a pay cut!” […]


West Seattle Bridge Update; Excessive Heat Warning; Funding Available for Nursing Services – Applications Due 8/11; 7/26/22 Public Safety & Human Services Committee; Night Out on August 2; Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal update; Sound Transit Board Decision on Light Rail Alignment

West Seattle Bridge Update The West Seattle Bridge repair project remains on track for the week of September 12th. On Monday, SDOT announced that post-tensioning work was completed. The final phase involved tightening the steel wires from 20% tensioning to 100%. Post-tensioning is one of three key repair procedures SDOT is using to repair the […]


Councilmembers Pedersen, Strauss Advance Legislation to Protect Seattle’s Diverse Restaurants

City Council’s Economic Development Committee Passes Their Bill Capping Delivery Fees at 15% SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) issued the following statements after the City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved their legislation today supporting Seattle’s diverse local restaurants by limiting the fees they need to pay to third party delivery corporations.  Councilmember Alex Pedersen, (District […]


Councilmember Morales calls for change to City’s homelessness response after sweep during extreme heat 

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) released the following statement following the City of Seattle’s sweep of a homeless encampment in SODO during a dangerous heat wave this morning:  “What we saw today was a continued failure of our city response to addressing the root causes of homelessness, said Councilmember Morales. “I […]


Sawant & Activists Celebrate Victory for Seattle Abortion Rights Sanctuary Legislation

“If this legislation passes in Seattle alone, it will have a vital impact on protecting many women and LGBTQ people. However, if winning it here can help it spread to other cities and states, the impact could be truly profound. If half the states in the nation refuse to extradite people under investigation for breaking […]


West Seattle Bridge Update; South Park Community Center Is Open; Abortion Access Legislation; Chief of Police Search Events/Survey; Hospitals Are Over Capacity Amidst a COVID Surge; Hit and Run Cyclist Death / SDOT Response ; Why is the Grass So Long?; CSCC Staffing and Alternate 911 Response; VOTE!; In-Person Office Hours

West Seattle Bridge Update The West Seattle Bridge repair remains on track to reopen for the week of September 12th. The installation of the 46 miles of post-tensioning steel cables is complete. The first phase of the tensioning of the cables, to 20%, is also complete. Work is proceeding on the second phase of tightening […]

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