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Seattle City Councilmembers join regional partners in launching next phase of Alaskan Way Viaduct tunneling project

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Seattle City Councilmembers today joined Gov. Chris Gregoire, state, port and local officials in breaking ground for the launch pit for the tunnel boring machine for the Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) replacement project. …

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Seawall Funding Plan Moving Forward

The City Council has begun the process for placing a 30-year property tax bond measure on the November ballot to complete the financing package for the Seawall replacement and strengthening.  The Council must make a decision by July in order to place this measure on the ballot. The City has been working for almost ten […]

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Legislation approved 4/30/2012 and filed with the City Clerk

PDF copies of the original signed documents are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 123877 C.B. 117438 AN ORDINANCE relating to the business license tax and other taxes; amending the tax code to allow a deduction for grants, contracts and sub-awards received as compensation for or to support life sciences research and development; […]

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Action Summary, Monday, 4/30/12

The following is a summation of Council actions at today’s 2:00 p.m. Full Council meeting. Councilmember Richard Conlin excused. FULL COUNCIL: 1. Resolution 31351 HELD UNTIL MAY 7 Adopting a policy framework for City Light rate setting objectives, rate design policies, and marginal cost allocation among customer classes.            2. Council Bill 117438 PASSED AS AMENDED […]

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Seattle’s Economic Recovery Strategy Is Working

In the last several recessions, Seattle has lagged the national recovery, sometimes by as long as a year.  But, in this recession, we are at the leading edge of recovery.  Washington’s official numbers show the state’s unemployment rate at 8.2% in February, about equal to the national average – but that the Seattle area rate […]

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Replacing the Downtown Seawall

On Monday, April 23 the Council will meeting in a special committee to consider a resolution regarding the replacement of the downtown seawall. Under the terms of the City- State agreement to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle is responsible for replacing the nearly 100-year old seawall. The bored tunnel to replace the viaduct is […]

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Special Committee to discuss Seawall

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The Seattle City Council’s Special Committee on the Central Waterfront, Seawall and Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program will meet after Full Council on Monday, April 23.

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New Seawall Plan: $10 Million to $90 Million Less than Original Estimate

The proposal includes things like a multi-use bike and pedestrian path, a new “pocket beach” on the south end of the waterfront, habitat enhancements and artificial reefs for fish and other sea life, and soil stabilization with jet grouting (as opposed to shafts drilled into the ground).

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Seattle’s favorite parks – and parks to be

I was delighted by how many responses we received from last week’s question of the week (What’s the park that’s nearest you? Your favorite? How often do you visit?). You confirmed how much we all love our parks, and I was impressed by how often we use our amenities. Ours is a city of active […]

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A Waterfront Writers Park

On Monday, March 5th, I will participate in a public forum hosted by the Central Waterfront Committee at Seattle’s Town Hall titled “Setting the Stage: How do we create vibrant spaces for arts, culture and entertainment”? It will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Central Waterfront Committee is a volunteer group of community […]

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