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Closed Captioning To Be Required in Public Accommodations

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), along with her Council colleagues, passed an ordinance in a 8-0 vote that requires businesses with televisions in public places to turn on closed captioning.   Council Bill 119487 requires any business that owns or manages a public place, such as restaurants, bars, hotel lobbies, […]

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Councilmember Juarez Statement on Sound Transit Board Nomination

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Assets, Public Development and Native Communities Committee, issued the following statement after King County Executive Dow Constantine nominated Juarez to serve on the Sound Transit board: “I am proud to be nominated to serve on the Sound Transit board. I plan on working […]

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Council Vacancy Candidate Forum Rescheduled for Monday

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) today announced that the Public Forum to fill the Council vacancy for Council District 4 has been rescheduled  for Monday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. The Public Forum is an opportunity for the community to engage with applicants and ask questions. In an effort to address a scheduling conflict due […]

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Let’s take action to win back a new Central District Post Office!

Walk into any Post Office on a weekday lunch hour, or on a Saturday morning, and you’ll see a beehive of activity of working people, families of color, retirees, local small business owners. So many of us depend on the Post Office for connecting with family and friends. Worlds get connected as people eagerly receive […]

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Council Vacancy Process Update

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) today announced updates regarding applicants to fill the vacancy left by Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and preliminary details for a public forum as part of the process to fill the vacancy. Johnson made his resignation known publicly last month, and served his last day […]

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Prolific Offenders Report Follow Up; Proclamation honoring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Library Levy and Public Hearing; March Constituent Email Report

Prolific Offenders Report Follow Up There has been a lot of discussion and coverage of a recent report commissioned by a collaborative effort of several of Seattle’s small business associations. The television special called “Seattle is Dying” further amplified the public dialogue. Let me first say that we need, and I commit to bring urgency […]

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Reminder: April 2 Deadline for Sound Transit 3 Scoping Comments; Ballard Locks Update; Alki Beach Comfort Station Open House – Tomorrow; Fairmount Ravine Cleanup – April 6

Reminder: April 2 Deadline for Sound Transit 3 Scoping Comments The deadline for providing comments on options for Sound Transit’s West Seattle/Ballard light rail line is on Tuesday, April 2nd. You can comment at the online open house or by e-mail at wsbscopingcomments@soundtransit.org. This is part of the formal comment period for developing which options […]

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I stand with Capitol Hill tenants facing extortionate rent hikes

Working people in Seattle are confronting an affordability crisis of unprecedented proportions – but renters, like the tenants at the Kenton Apartments on Capitol Hill, are fighting back. My Council office was proud to join them on March 21 as they launched their campaign against eye-popping rent hikes as high as 69 percent. Check out […]

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Highland Park Roundabout Update; False SCS Fliers & SLI History Re: Mobile CHEL Unit; Passage of MHA and What’s Next; High Point Play Area Celebration; Civic Poet applications open through April 24; In-District Office Hours

Highland Park Roundabout Update During last year’s budget, I was able to get the Highland Park Way SW/SW Holden Street Roundabout project added to the SDOT Capital Improvement Program, the long-term capital planning budget. Unfortunately, we learned in January the grant application SDOT submitted to WSDOT was unsuccessful. Since then I’ve worked with state legislators […]

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Block the box

I was disappointed to learn that the “Block the Box” bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon failed to gain a floor vote in the House earlier in this Legislative Session.  This bill would provide a crucial tool to reduce congestion and improve safety at key Downtown intersections, especially for pedestrians.  Perhaps it can be resurrected […]

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