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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Labor Leaders Join Growing Majority of City Council to Bolster Bridge Safety and Boost Jobs

Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, Lewis, Strauss Sponsor Budget Amendment to Authorize Bonds for Faster Investments to Strengthen Infrastructure Connecting Communities and Keeping our Economy Moving  SEATTLE, WA – To bolster bridge safety and boost jobs as Seattle builds back better from the COVID pandemic’s economic slump, labor leaders have voiced their support for new efforts by Councilmembers Alex […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Lewis and Herbold Propose Establishing 24/7 Citywide Mental Health Crisis Responders

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle), along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Councilmember Andrew Lewis proposed to expand the Mobile Crisis Team and other behavioral health programs to establish a 24/7 citywide mental health crisis first response as part of today’s budget committee meeting deliberations in the Finance Committee discussion. The proposed budget amendment, which Councilmember Strauss is the prime sponsor of, would add $13.9 million to strengthen […]

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Council Bill May Enable a State-of-the-Art Training Facility for Seattle Storm

Council Vote Gives ‘Green Light’ for Equity in Professional Sports SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) celebrated the passage of Council Bill 120149, which amends size limits and parking requirements for indoor sports and recreation uses in the Ballard-Interbay-Northend Manufacturing/Industrial Center (BINMIC). Alongside Mayor Jenny Durkan, Councilmembers Strauss […]

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Councilmembers Mosqueda, Strauss and Broad Coalition Applaud Passage of More Inclusive and Accurate “Neighborhood Residential Zoning” Name Change

The legislation is an important step to addressing exclusionary zoning policies SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) applauded the passage of Council Bill 120155, which renames Single-Family Zones to Neighborhood Residential Zones.  “The legislation passed today brings us one step closer to a more inclusive Seattle. Today, we recognize neighborhoods across our city are […]

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Councilmember Strauss Responds to Community and Religious Leaders, Passes Legislation to Ease Development of Affordable Housing on Church Properties

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the passage by the City Council of C.B. 120157, which will allow more churches and religious organizations to build affordable housing.  In June, the City Council adopted C.B. 120081, which implemented a new state law that allows for affordable housing development to exceed zoning […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda To Recognize Diversity of Seattle Neighborhoods With Zoning Name Change

Zoning name change would more accurately reflect Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods with new equitable and inclusive definition Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) announced legislation today that will change the name of single-family only zones, a recognition that the term “single family” as used in Seattle’s zoning code is a misnomer, inaccurately describes current uses, and […]

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Councilmember Strauss’ Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program Extends Pilot Program to Support Small Businesses While Permanent Guidelines Are Finalized

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, with the support of area business owners, announced the official extension of the city’s existing Cafe Streets program through May 31, 2022. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for […]

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Councilmembers Strauss and Juarez Announce Legislation to Preserve Mobile Home Parks, Save Senior Housing

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) unveiled a proposal on Wednesday that would preserve mobile home parks in Seattle and save this affordable housing option for our seniors.  In 2019, the City Council heard from residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park who […]

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Councilmember Strauss Announces Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program

Extending pilot program supports small businesses while permanent guidelines are finalized SEATTLE — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced legislation co-sponsored with Council President González on Monday to extend the cafe streets pilot program another year and create a path to permanency. This program gives Seattle […]

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