Tag: SDOT

This Week’s Budget Update; Re-Entry Lunch and Learn Thursday December 6, 2018; October Constituent Email Report

November 2nd, 2018

This Week’s Budget Update This week the Budget Committee met to consider specific budget proposals to amend the proposed budget, on October 30, October 31, and November 1. Next week, Councilmember Bagshaw, as Chair of the Budget Committee, will present a proposed budget balancing package on November 7th. That balancing package will be considered for […]

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This Week’s Budget Update; Capital Project Oversight; Neighborhood Street Fund Applications open through November 19; Rapid Ride H Line Online Open House/Survey; SPU Syringe Pickup Program; The Vera Project GOTV

October 29th, 2018

This Week’s Budget Update Last week the City Council Budget Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday evening, and continued into the phase of budget negotiations referred to as, “Issue Identification,” when Council Central Staff presents highlights of department budgets and issues for potential changes that the Council might want to consider, as well as […]

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Update on Request for 1st Avenue Bus Lane & Access to Downtown after Viaduct Closure; Solid Waste Collection Delay; This Week’s Budget Update; SPD Launches 911 Data Dashboard; Elected Leadership Group Recommendations for Light Rail Options; Thank you to Pearl Jam for Helping to Address Homelessness; Seattle Art in Parks; In-District Office Hours

October 12th, 2018

Update on Request for 1st Avenue Bus Lane & Access to Downtown after Viaduct Closure SDOT Interim Director Laird sent a reply to my letter asking SDOT about reserving a dedicated lane for buses on 1st Avenue while the Alaskan Way Viaduct is being removed. WSDOT plans to permanently close the viaduct on January 11, […]

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Everyone Doing Their Part to Rescue Bernard the Cat; Seattle Rainbow Housing Report- Aging In Community: Addressing LGBTQ Inequities in Housing and Senior Services; This Week’s Budget Update; September Constituent Email Report

October 5th, 2018

Everyone Doing Their Part to Rescue Bernard the Cat We’ve all heard the story before – a cat gets stuck up a tree and the local fire fighters come to the rescue to bring the cat down. In this case it was a utility pole and an adorable orange and white cat named Bernard, or […]

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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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Center City Streetcar: Pressing the “Pause” Button; Council Considers an Employee Hours Tax: Update and Next Steps; New Green Electric Trucks Coming to Seattle; Domestic Workers Listening Session; March Constituent Emails

April 6th, 2018

Center City Streetcar: Pressing the “Pause” Button I thank Mayor Durkan for pressing the ‘pause’ button on the Center City Streetcar through her executive order to stop work. This step is necessary to ensure that the independent review earlier ordered by the Mayor is meaningful. Had work proceeded as scheduled—especially in awarding a construction contract—it […]

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Fauntleroy Watershed Council Annual Report; New Parking Legislation Proposal; Bus Service to Admiral and Alki; In-District Office Hours

February 16th, 2018

Fauntleroy Watershed Council Annual Report In my Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts committee meeting on Tuesday we heard from the Fauntleroy Watershed Council who presented their annual report. The Fauntleroy Watershed Council is a venue for volunteers interested supporting and maintaining the Fauntleroy Creek, Park, and other natural areas within the Fauntleroy watershed. […]

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South Park; Second West Seattle Tree Cutting Settlement; Amazon Meeting; How Will Sound Transit Develop a Preferred Alternative for West Seattle Light Rail?

February 9th, 2018

South Park Like you, I was shocked, saddened, outraged, and worried for the safety of my neighbors when we learned about the shooting of one of our South Park children. Wednesday evening, I was at the Denny/Sealth PTSA Safety meeting at Neighborhood House in High Point when the officers that were the presenting guests were […]

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Fauntleroy Boulevard Update; Feb. 13 Open House – Light Rail to West Seattle; West Seattle Chamber Meeting; Extreme Rainstorms; Pedestrian Master Plan; Movie Screening: Harvest of Empire

February 2nd, 2018

Fauntleroy Boulevard Project Update SDOT has announced that they are putting the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project on hold; their announcement says: “Based on community input and continued coordination with Sound Transit, we are putting construction of the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project on hold. This decision responds to community concerns about prolonged construction and effective use of taxpayer […]

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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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