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Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen and Sara Nelson stand with City Attorney Ann Davison during a press conference in front of City Hall.
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City Attorney Ann Davison, Councilmember Sara Nelson, Councilmember Alex Pedersen announce new legislation to improve public safety and discourage the public consumption of controlled substances

City Attorney Ann Davison proposed legislation with City Councilmembers Sara Nelson and Alex Pedersen to prohibit the use of drugs in public places including parks, sidewalks, bus stops, and public transit. This legislation is modeled after a similar ordinance passed this month in Bellingham. This legislation acknowledges the public health crisis of substance use disorder...

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Councilmember Alex Pedersen Not Seeking Re-Election for 2024

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (D-4 Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement regarding his decision about re-election: “Striving to serve the public as a voice of reason during tumultuous times has been an honor, but I am not a career politician. While I appreciate the encouragement from several neighborhood leaders from Wallingford to Wedgwood, I have decided...

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Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Increased Public Safety Efforts to Stem Surge in Gun Violence in University District and Other Neighborhoods

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the spate of shootings in the University District and other neighborhoods across Seattle:  “The recent surge in gun violence to unacceptable levels in the University District with multiple shooting victims requires a boost in crime prevention efforts from multiple agencies, so that we can increase...

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen Laud the Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) celebrated the planned reopening of the West Seattle Bridge set for this Sunday, September 18th, 2022.  “At long last, the day we’ve been eagerly awaiting is almost here: the bridge is on the verge of reopening,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold. “I want to extend my...

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen Laud the Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) celebrated the planned reopening of the West Seattle Bridge set for this Sunday, September 18th, 2022.  “At long last, the day we’ve been eagerly awaiting is almost here: the bridge is on the verge of reopening,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold. “I want to extend my...

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Councilmember Pedersen Celebrates Passage of Resolution to Rid Seattle of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers to Protect Workers, Reduce Noise, and Improve Environment

The legislation forges the path to end harmful gasoline-fueled leaf blowers in city government by 2025 and the rest of Seattle by 2027 SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) heralded the passage of legislation by the Seattle City Council to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment. Specifically, Resolution...

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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen Celebrate Hearing Examiner’s Tree Protection Ordinance Decision    

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) issued the following statements after the Hearing Examiner for the City of Seattle affirmed the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)’s decision to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance for the proposed tree protection ordinance. The Hearing Examiner’s decision removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of...

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Councilmembers Strauss, Pedersen Celebrate Hearing Examiner’s Tree Protection Ordinance Decision

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle,) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle,) issued the following statements after the Hearing Examiner for the City of Seattle affirmed the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)’s decision to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance for the proposed tree protection ordinance. The Hearing Examiner’s decision removes a major obstacle to the long-held goal of...

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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...

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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...

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