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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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Councilmember Strauss’ Legislation Extends Free Café Street Permits Through January 2023

Bill Enables Businesses to Continue Utilizing Streets Outside SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the passage of his legislation that extends free café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside […]

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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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Strauss Introduces Extension of Free Café Street Permits as Pathway to Permanent Café Street Program

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, introduced legislation that extends free café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for outdoor dining or displays.  In May 2021, Councilmember Strauss passed legislation to extend the pilot program until May 31, 2022. The new extension to January […]

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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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Councilmember Strauss Applauds New Affordable Housing, Envisions Changes in Ballard Neighborhood

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was awarded a $9.7 million project to build 86 units of affordable housing across the street from Ballard Commons Park Seattle, WA — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) applauds last week’s announcement from the Mayor and Seattle Office of Housing that St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was awarded $9.7 million to build […]

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Strauss Celebrates City Council Recognition of Crown Hill Community Action Plan

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the finalization of the Crown Hill Community Action Plan and the City Council’s 8-0 passage of a resolution recognizing this achievement.  Starting in 2018, the Crown Hill Community Action Plan process sought to establish a vision for the future of Crown Hill as a walkable, vibrant neighborhood. […]

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City Council Passes Strauss’ and Juarez’ 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) celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to protect 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 were […]

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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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