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Councilmember Pedersen Denounces Rollback of Reproductive Rights as Roe is Overturned

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-standing Roe v. Wade case, hijacking healthcare rights from millions of women: “The U.S. Supreme Court recklessly and callously tossing aside the 50-year precedent of the Roe v. Wade case is a shameful, reactionary attack on women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. I stand with colleagues, neighbors, and the vast majority of people across our nation appalled by this backward hijacking of […]

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Councilmembers Morales, Pedersen agree latest ‘Vision Zero’ report on traffic-related fatalities reinforces need for more transportation safety investments in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle and Chair of the Transportation Committee) reacted to the troubling update on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Vision Zero” report presented today. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Morales Express Disappointment about Mayoral Veto of Rental Information Legislation 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) reacted to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s veto today of their legislation to collect data about rental rates in the City of Seattle.  “I am deeply disappointed our solution to collect housing data helpful for preventing displacement of economically vulnerable people was not signed […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen React to the Announced Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge in September

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) reacted to the announcement from SDOT today that the West Seattle Bridge is scheduled to reopen in three months, as soon as the week of September 12, 2022.  “We know that all of West Seattle, South Park, and Georgetown have had the bridge reopening top […]

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Statement from Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen, Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee, Regarding the Harrell Administration’s Decision to Decline Council’s Additional Funding for Bridge Safety

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen issued the following statement after the Harrell administration declined to pursue bond funding for bridge safety, which was authorized by the Council:  “In the wake of hard lessons learned from the two-year closure of the West Seattle Bridge, the disturbing citywide audit of Seattle’s bridges, and the periodic malfunctioning of other […]

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Council Approves Pedersen-Strauss Initial Tree Protections by Requiring Public Registration Before Removing Trees 

Legislation increases transparency and accountability with goal of  maximizing environmental and health benefits of Seattle’s tree canopy Seattle – Today City Council unanimously adopted Council Bill 120207 to increase the accountability and transparency needed to protect Seattle’s trees by requiring anyone seeking to cut down or heavily prune mature trees to register beforehand with the city government.  Council Bill […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen, Celebrate Advancement of Tree Protection Proposal

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss(District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) announced the release of proposed legislation to expand protections for trees in Seattle.  The publication of proposed legislation and environmental reviews by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of adopting […]

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Mayor Durkan Breaks Commitment to Protect Trees

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee issued the following statement today in response to news that Mayor Durkan will not complete promised work on tree protections: “I am deeply disappointed that Mayor Durkan has chosen to delay action to protect trees in Seattle once again,” said Councilmember Strauss. “For […]

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Statement by Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen on the leadership change at Seattle’s Department of Transportation

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4—Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Transportation & Utilities Committee, issued the following statement regarding Mayor-Elect Harrell’s announcement of the leadership change coming to Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT): “Sam Zimbabwe is that rare leader who not only has it all, but also gives it his all. Sam Zimbabwe is a strategic visionary […]

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Statement by Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen on the Malfunctioning and Closure of the Multimodal University Bridge

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee issued the following statement about the malfunctioning and closure of the University Bridge:  “After the devastating closure of the West Seattle Bridge and the citywide audit of bridges I ordered last year, City Hall should not need additional evidence to do […]

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