Tag: Seattle Public Utilities

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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Crescent-Hamm Building Historic Preservation; Stormwater Investments Coming for Longfellow Creek; MHA Committee Established

January 26th, 2018

Crescent-Hamm Building Historic Preservation As Seattle grows, it’s critically important to maintain connections to our past. Seattle’s Historic Preservation program, in effect since 1973, has designated more than 450 sites as landmarks, helping us to preserve our heritage. On Monday, the Full Council will vote to complete the landmark designation process for the Crescent-Hamm Building […]

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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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This Week in the Budget; Re-entry Lunch and Learn; D1 Events This Saturday; Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November

November 3rd, 2017

This Week in the Budget It’s been a busy week in the City budget. On Wednesday, the Council met as the Budget Committee to hold its second public hearing on the 2018 budget. On Tuesday, as Chair of the Council’s Budget Committee, I released an initial proposed balancing package for the City budget from among […]

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South Park Public Safety Task Force Report Released; SPU Strategic Plan – Final Update; Support for LGBTQ Seniors

September 15th, 2017

South Park Public Safety Task Force Report Released On Tuesday, the report and recommendations of the  South Park Public Safety Taskforce were presented in the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee chaired by Councilmember González. The task force was created during the Council’s budget process. The report makes recommendations for both short-term and […]

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Alki Public Safety & Health Survey; South Park Town Hall; SPU Water System Demand; Survey: New Park in the Junction; Lisa in the News

August 23rd, 2017

Alki Public Safety and Health Survey As a beachside neighborhood and regional destination, the Alki neighborhood and nearby areas face unique public safety and health challenges, from Beach Drive to the West Seattle Bridge. Residents, community groups, and visitors from elsewhere have expressed concern about the public health and safety impacts of a growing number […]

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South Park Vandalism; Night Out on Aug 1; Legal Aid Pilot; SPU Strategic Business Plan Update; City-Wide Emergency Hub Drill; Elimination of the Sub-Minimum Wage

July 27th, 2017

South Park Business District Vandalism I am saddened and disturbed to hear of overnight vandalism against businesses in South Park It’s happened three times in the last week, and overnight on both Monday and Tuesday evenings. On Wednesday morning, I sent the following e-mail to Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole: Chief O’Toole, I am writing […]

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Seattle Moves Toward Tax Fairness with Tax on High Income; SPU Strategic Business Plan, Update; Priority Hire Legislation; Fair Chance Housing Legislation; Duwamish Head Greenbelt Restoration; High Point Farm Stand is Open

July 14th, 2017

Seattle Moves Toward Tax Fairness with Tax on High Incomes The City Council has unanimously voted to begin addressing the regressive nature of our tax system, and move toward tax fairness.  On Monday, July 10 the Council passed legislation that I co-sponsored to establish a tax on high incomes. This vote occurred after a public […]

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Part II: Displacement in the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Statement; SPU Strategic Business Plan, Update 2; Income Tax Legislation Update; In-District Office Hours

July 7th, 2017

Part II: Displacement in the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Statement Last month in my blog post, I wrote a “Part 1” article describing my disappointment in a recent Displacement Risk Analysis being done as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Citywide Rezones that are part of implementing a Mandatory Housing […]

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