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Our Voices Matter: Pack City Hall for Human Services Meeting

Dear friends: Please join community members, Human Service workers and providers, and me tonight, Feb. 20, at 6:00pm, as the Human Services Committee takes up the resolution directing how the City of Seattle will select its next Human Services Department director: Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters Rights Committee Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:00pm Seattle City […]


Thank you to SDOT, City and KC Metro staff; MHA Public Hearing; Sound Transit Scoping Period Open, February 27 Open House in West Seattle; SPU Sewer/Flooding Survey; South Park Safe Streets Projects open house February 19; Your Voice Your Choice + Neighborhood Street Fund online voting deadline February 22

Thank you to SDOT, City and KC Metro staff  Many thanks to everyone who helped out in some way during the snowstorm. Times like this are a real reminder of the importance of public service. SDOT workers worked long shifts to clear the roads, after being very busy during the threeweek closure of SR99. Thank […]


Councilmember González’s Statement on Trump Declaring National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump declaring a national emergency, allowing him to access additional funding not approved by Congress to build a border wall. “You do not need to be a lawyer to know that […]


Councilmember Johnson Celebrates University of Washington Board of Regents’ Approval of New Campus Master Plan

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the University of Washington Board of Regents voted today to approve the 2018 Campus Master Plan, as passed by the Seattle City Council. Their approval followed a 6-0 vote by the City Council in December 2018 to grant conditional approval of the proposed […]


Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Amazon Pulling Out of New York City Headquarters

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after Amazon canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City: “New York City officials, labor, and community came together to set their terms for partnership with one of the biggest and fast-growing […]


O’Brien: Will Not Seek Re-Election

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) issued the following statement today announcing his decision against seeking re-election: “After nearly a decade serving as a Seattle City Councilmember today I’m announcing my decision not to seek re-election in District 6. “It has been both an honor and privilege to serve the people of one […]


SDOT Snow Response interactive map and arterials prioritized for clearing; Garbage Collection in Inclement Weather; The Future of Camp Second Chance; West Seattle Junction RPZ proposal up for public comment through March 15; February 28 meeting; January Constituent Email Report; In-District Office Hours

SDOT Snow Response interactive map and arterials prioritized for clearing Winter weather has arrived, so here’s information about SDOT’s snow response resources:  SDOT’s interactive map showing which roads have been treated or cleared in the last hour, three hours, and twelve hours. You can view it by neighborhood. Here’s SDOT’s Winter Weather Response webpage, and […]


Honor racial and social justice: My letter to Mayor Durkan, calling on her to include the community and workers in a comprehensive search for a permanent Human Services Department director

I have written a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan, explaining why I have not advanced her nomination of a permanent director of the Human Services Department, and calling on her to involve city workers, the community, and human service providers in an open, transparent, and inclusive candidate search. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ February 7, 2019 Dear Mayor Durkan, […]


Opening Day for the Waterfront Tunnel — Ground Hog’s Day Comments

Here are my comments from the ribbon cutting ceremony for our SR99 tunnel on February 2, 2019. There are moments in each of our lives that change everything. You might think about: • The day you received a fat envelope to the college of your choice. • The day you volunteered to be helpful and […]


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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