Posts for 'Councilmember Herbold'

Taking Action on Sexual Harassment; California and Orchard Drainage Issue; In-District Office Hours

January 19th, 2018

Taking Action on Sexual Harassment On Friday January 12th, I wrote to Mayor Jenny A. Durkan thanking her for her leadership on sexual harassment issues and asking her to work with me to look at the impact of sexual harassment on our city and to work together to ensure that every person is free to […]

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Progressive Revenue Task Force; Your Voice, Your Choice; Response to Marijuana Decision; Waste-Free Communities Grant Now Open

January 12th, 2018

Progressive Revenue Task Force Thursday January 4, 2018 was the first meeting of the Progressive Revenue Task Force.  The task force was established by Resolution 31782, passed during the November Budget discussion soon after a narrow majority of Councilmembers voted against the progressive Employee Hours Tax (EHT) that would have funded $13 million in programs […]

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Schmitz Park Property Acquisition; New Parking Regulations Coming; Delridge H Line public meetings; Apply for the Stakeholder Advisory Group; Sign Up for Alert Seattle; MHA District 1 Open House and Public Comment Opportunities; University District Small Business Impact Study

January 5th, 2018

Schmitz Park Property Acquisition On Monday, years of work finally came to fruition. It was December 2015, just a week after my election was certified, and before I took office when I toured Bruce Stotler’s property on the southeast edge of Schmitz Park. I was joined by the Southwest Historical Society and Forterra (a land […]

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Happy 2018! And a Look Back on 2017 Accomplishments

January 3rd, 2018

Contents   PART 1 // D1 TRANSPORTATION UPDATES Sound Transit Light Rail Lander Street Overpass Funding Highland Park Roundabout Mudslides PART 2 // PUBLIC SAFETY IN D1 South Park Public Safety Task Force Alki Public Safety and Health Survey/Budget Action PART 3 // HOUSING HIGHLIGHTS Housing Bond Update Fair Chance Housing Short-Term Rental PART 4 // LAND USE LATEST […]

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South Park Crime Data; Vote on Short-Term Rentals; Seattle Ranks #1 for Small Business Growth; South Park Community Center

December 15th, 2017

Southwest Precinct/South Park Crime Data Recently I met with the Seattle Police Department about concerns regarding crime data for South Park. I’ve heard from South Park residents that crime statistics provided by SPD didn’t accurately reflect their experience. Given the relatively small size of the neighborhood and number of residents, it seemed that crime statistics […]

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City-Sound Transit Partnership Agreement; Passage of KeyArena MOU; Rapid Ride H Survey; Duwamish Valley Action Team; Office Hours

December 8th, 2017

City-Sound Transit Partnership Agreement On Monday the City Council will vote on legislation to enter into an agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit. This agreement will formalize City-Sound Transit cooperation to implement the West Seattle and Ballard light rail projects, approved by voters in the November, 2015 ST3 ballot measure. The agreement […]

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Campbell Building Historic Landmark Legislation; Progressive Revenue Taskforce on Housing and Homelessness; Washington Climate Action Letter

December 1st, 2017

Campbell Building Historic Landmark Legislation On Tuesday, November 28 the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee passed legislation to complete the landmarks designation process for the Campbell Building. The Full Council will vote on Monday, December 4th. The Campbell Building was built in 1911, and is an iconic location in the Alaska Junction, […]

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My Thanks; This Week in the Budget/Final Wrap-up; Employee Hours Tax Resolution; Response to ICE in South Park; Seattle Observes National Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 22nd, 2017

My Thanks There is much to be thankful for as I write this on Thanksgiving Day eve.  There are individual people to be thankful for their contribution to making Seattle a better city.  There are groups that I am thankful for as well who, in raising their voices together and with my occasional helping hand, […]

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This Week in Budget; Lincoln Park Play Area Renovations; Reversal of Decision from SDOT on Sealth/Denny Trail

November 17th, 2017

This Week in Budget I’ve been writing each week to bring you news of the City Council’s budget deliberations. This week, the Budget Committee met to consider and vote on a “revised” balancing package based upon the potential amendments Councilmembers proposed on Tuesday, November 7 to my “initial” October 31 proposed balancing package. These balancing […]

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This Week in the Budget; Help Make a New Gatewood Playfield Possible; South Park Landfill Cleanup, Public Comment; SDOT Winter Weather Response

November 13th, 2017

This Week in the Budget The Budget Committee met last week to consider potential Council amendments to the “initial” proposed balancing package I released the week before last as Chair of the Council’s Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is scheduled to meet on November 14 and 15, to consider a “revised” balancing package. Per the Budget […]

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