Budget Deliberations Begin for 2023/24 / Park District Cycle 2 Budget Vote / West Seattle Bridge Monitoring / Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update / SMC to Resume Late Fee Collection / Council Edition / Support a Diaper Drive

September 30th, 2022

Contents Budget Deliberations Begin for 2023/24 Park District Cycle 2 Budget Vote West Seattle Bridge Monitoring Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update SMC to Resume Late Fee Collection Council Edition Support a Diaper Drive Budget Deliberations Begin for 2023/24 On Tuesday, Mayor Harrell delivered his proposed city budget for 2023 and 2024 to Seattle […]

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West Seattle Bridge Opened / Ladder Truck 37 and Medic Unit 26 Maintained Through the End of 2022 / Terminal 5 Closure / Mayor Announces Choice for Permanent Police Chief / New Public Health Director Confirmed / New Director of Office of Police Accountability Confirmed / Lowman Beach Park Is Reopening / Park District Budget Vote / Fall Prevention Tips / Get Involved in Council’s 2023/24 Budget Work

September 23rd, 2022

Contents West Seattle Bridge Opened Ladder Truck 37 and Medic Unit 26 Maintained Through the End of 2022 Terminal 5 Closure Mayor Announces Choice for Permanent Police Chief New Public Health Director Confirmed New Director of Office of Police Accountability Confirmed Lowman Beach Park Is Reopening Park District Budget Vote Fall Prevention Tips Get Involved […]

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West Seattle Bridge Re-opening on Sunday; 911 Alternatives; South Park Public Safety Meeting; Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal Advisory Committee; Seattle Municipal Court Community Outreach Event; Monkeypox Update; The Overdose Crisis; Should You Get an Updated Covid Booster?

September 16th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Re-opening on Sunday Today’s press conference announcing the opening of the bridge. Watch it on the Seattle Channel. A group shot of folks attending the press conference, framed by the West Seattle Bridge in the background. Footage courtesy of SDOT, image from the Seattle Channel. The day that we’ve all been eagerly […]

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Countdown to September 18 – West Seattle Bridge Opening!; Prohibiting False and Misleading Speech by Crisis Pregnancy Centers; Park District Cycle 2 Budget; Mayor Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief Search; Volunteer for Seattle/King County Vision Clinic; Getting Ready for the Budget; Independent Contractor Protections; Seattle Redistricting Commission Meeting; Office Hours

September 9th, 2022

Countdown to September 18 – West Seattle Bridge Opening! The West Seattle Bridge remains on track to be re-opened on Sunday, September 18th, just nine days away. Below is a chart showing the remaining tasks: In the summer of 2020, SDOT surveyed people who live and/or work in West Seattle to learn more about how […]

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West Seattle Bridge; Police Recruitment and Incentives Bill Passes; Abortion Access Bill Signing; Metropolitan Parks District Public Hearing; Small Tenant Improvement Fund; Seattle Restored Program – Landlords and Artists/Entrepreneurs Can Apply; King County Assessor Valuations and Appeals; No Newsletter Next Two Weeks

August 19th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge SDOT announced last week that the West Seattle Bridge is expected to be opened to traffic on Sunday, September 18th, and work remains on track to reopen on that date. The contractor continues work on the final phase of epoxy crack injection and carbon-fiber wrap installation on the end spans. The west […]

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West Seattle Bridge Expected to Open on September 18th; 8/9 Public Safety and Human Services Committee; SPD Before the Badge Website; Firefighter Graduation & Reports of Attacks; August 18 Seattle University SW Precinct Community-Police Dialogue; Local Progress; WRIA 9 Site Visit to Duwamish River Park; Canceled Office Hours

August 12th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Expected to Open on September 18th Since the West Seattle Bridge was closed, all of West Seattle, South Park and Georgetown have had the bridge reopening top of mind. Yesterday we received good news: SDOT announced that the West Seattle Bridge is expected to be opened to traffic on Sunday, September 18th. […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Police Chief Search Meetings Added: August 11, South Park; Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal Public Comments; Seattle Redistricting Commission Releases New Draft Map, August 9 Public Forum

August 5th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update The West Seattle Bridge repair remains on track for completion the week of September 12th. Work continues on the final phase of epoxy crack injection and carbon-fiber wrapping. SDOT has released the checklist showing which work has been completed, per a constituent request to me that I shared with SDOT: In […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Excessive Heat Warning; Funding Available for Nursing Services – Applications Due 8/11; 7/26/22 Public Safety & Human Services Committee; Night Out on August 2; Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal update; Sound Transit Board Decision on Light Rail Alignment

July 28th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update The West Seattle Bridge repair project remains on track for the week of September 12th. On Monday, SDOT announced that post-tensioning work was completed. The final phase involved tightening the steel wires from 20% tensioning to 100%. Post-tensioning is one of three key repair procedures SDOT is using to repair the […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; South Park Community Center Is Open; Abortion Access Legislation; Chief of Police Search Events/Survey; Hospitals Are Over Capacity Amidst a COVID Surge; Hit and Run Cyclist Death / SDOT Response ; Why is the Grass So Long?; CSCC Staffing and Alternate 911 Response; VOTE!; In-Person Office Hours

July 24th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update The West Seattle Bridge repair remains on track to reopen for the week of September 12th. The installation of the 46 miles of post-tensioning steel cables is complete. The first phase of the tensioning of the cables, to 20%, is also complete. Work is proceeding on the second phase of tightening […]

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What is 988?; West Seattle Bridge Update; Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update; Fireworks; Free Summer Activities at South Park Community Center; California Avenue SW Pedestrian Safety; Free Summer Meals for Kids; Highland Park Improvement Club Reset Fest; Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Seeks Community Members to Serve as Grant Reviewers for Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

July 1st, 2022

What is 988? Perhaps you’ve heard about 988, the new, nation-wide phone number to call for mental health crisis?  It’s not quite in operation yet – July 16th is the launch date – but I invited the local leaders who are rolling out 988 to provide an update in Tuesday’s Public Safety & Human Services […]

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