Posts for June, 2018

King County Hotel-Motel Tax Legislation; Fireworks

June 29th, 2018

King County Hotel-Motel Tax Legislation The King County Executive last week announced a proposal “to bond against future hotel-motel tax revenues to generate an additional $100 million that could be made available to build housing units for people earning between 30 percent and 80 percent of Area Median Income, with a likely focus on 30-60 […]

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Vehicle exhaust noise; Hate Crime Motivation Legislation; Your Voice, Your Choice voting; Plastic Straw & Utensils Ban; Free Summer Meals for Youths

June 22nd, 2018

Council adopts vehicle exhaust noise legislation On Monday, the City Council adopted legislation that I sponsored to simplify enforcement of existing law prohibiting excessive vehicle exhaust noise.  Enforcement currently requires use of a sound meter, which police officers usually don’t carry, and meters require calibration. SPD noted in the committee discussion last week that they […]

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Community Resident Preference Policies; Avalon/35th update and online project survey; Capital Projects Transparency and Accountability Update; Green Pathways Update; May Constituent Email Report

June 15th, 2018

Community Resident Preference Policies During passage of the Mandatory Housing Affordability program for Chinatown/International District (C/ID) last year the Council passed a companion resolution in order to try to address the concerns that the community had about the impact of the zoning changes, in particular impacts that would accelerate displacement of longtime C/ID residents. One […]

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Vehicle Noise Legislation: Relief for Alki Coming SOON; Good News: Service Additions for Admiral Bus Service; MHA Program and District 1 Public Hearing; Map: D1 Constituent Accomplishments; Think Green Recycling & Reuse Event; In-District Office Hours

June 8th, 2018

Vehicle Noise Legislation: Relief for Alki Coming SOON As a beachside neighborhood and a regional destination, the Alki neighborhood and nearby areas face unique public safety and health challenges, especially during the warm-weather months. Residents, community groups, and visitors from elsewhere have expressed concern about public safety, and the growing impact of motor vehicle-related noise […]

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Homelessness Investments Outcomes; Public Comment Meeting re: SR 99 Tolls; Books for Teachers

June 1st, 2018

Homelessness Investments Outcomes A couple weeks ago, I promised an update on how funds invested by the Human Services Department were spent on in homelessness in 2017 and what were the outcomes. In 2017, HSD invested $54 million in prevention, emergency and housing services for people experiencing homelessness.  CBO identifies $61M in total spending for […]

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