Covid on the Rise Among Unvaccinated; West Seattle Bridge Repair meets 60% Design Threshold; New $150k Loans Available to Small Businesses and Nonprofits; South Park Affordable Housing; Public Safety & Human Services Committee; Police Accountability Reports; PayUp Policy ; Less Lethal Weapons Legislation; Virtual Office Hours

July 16th, 2021

Covid on the Rise Among Unvaccinated Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting a rise in Covid cases and deaths: from 415 new cases and 6 deaths the week of July 1, to 870 new cases and 12 deaths this week.  Almost all new cases are now among those who have not yet […]

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SDOT West Seattle Bridge Virtual Public Meeting on July 21; Office of Police Accountability Findings on Officers’ Attendance of January 6 Insurrection; Federal Judge Upholds Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Law; Welcome Back Weeks July 12-26; Virtual Office Hours

July 9th, 2021

SDOT West Seattle Bridge Virtual Public Meeting on July 21 On July 21 SDOT will hold a virtual public meeting on the West Seattle Bridge. Here’s SDOT’s announcement: On July 21 at 5:30 PM, the West Seattle Bridge Program will hold a virtual public meeting for you to hear more about the work we’re doing […]

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$11 Million Federal Grant and Notice to Proceed for West Seattle Bridge Repair; 4th of July and Fire Danger; Safe Reopening King County; Catalytic Converters, SPD Blotter; Building Affordable Housing on Religious Organization Property

July 2nd, 2021

$11 Million Federal Grant and Notice to Proceed for West Seattle Bridge Repair The City of Seattle has received a $11.2 million federal grant from the US Department of Transportation to help pay for repairs for the West Seattle Bridge. The grant is from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program. Thanks to Representative Jayapal, who […]

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Keep Cool This Week; West Seattle Bridge Repair; June 29th Open House for Lowman Beach Racket Court Project; COVID 19 Updates; Public Safety & Human Services Committee; Eviction Moratorium Extension; Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

June 25th, 2021

Keep Cool This Week: Tips, Cooling Locations, Drink Water, Identifying Heat Stroke You’ve probably heard that it’s going to be hot – VERY hot – this weekend and into next week.  That doesn’t happen a lot in Seattle, so here are some tips on keeping cool and safe during extreme heat. Cooling Locations:  The City […]

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Juneteenth is Today, June 19; Good District 1 Food News; COVID-19 Updates; Federal Relief Legislation Advances; ST3 Realignment; West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force; Expanding Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion; Pre-Filing Diversion Report; Independent Contractor Protections; Colman Pool Re-Opens;

June 19th, 2021

Juneteenth is Today, June 19 Juneteenth is today,  Saturday, June 19.  Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On that date in 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform the last remaining enslaved persons that they were free, over two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and two […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, June 11; Covid Updates; $30M Available to Fight Displacement; Non-Armed Response to Crisis Calls; Criminal Legal System Strategic Plan; Federal Funding Relief Update; Rental Assistance for Small Landlords; All-Hazards Mitigation Plan

June 11th, 2021

West Seattle Bridge Update, June 11 Construction schedule update The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met on June 10th. The first key update is that work to complete rehabilitation of the West Seattle Bridge is on track for mid-June, 2022. After that, the bridge will need to be tested before it can be open […]

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Gun Violence Awareness Day; New South Delridge Farmers’ Market Starts June 12; Critical Support for Residents in Proposed Seattle Rescue Plan; West Seattle Bridge Detour Route Traffic Volumes/Travel Times; SPD Budget Vote; COVID Update: Last Chance to Get Vaccinated at 2801 SW Thistle; Renters’ Rights Forum – June 8, 5:30pm

June 4th, 2021

Gun Violence Awareness Day Proclamation June 4 is the observance of the 7th National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  The Wear Orange campaign begins the weekend of June 4th – 6th, 2021.  The Greater Seattle Moms Demand Action joined the City Council meeting this week to receive a proclamation in recognition. Orange is the color chosen […]

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Reflections on the 1 Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers; Covid Updates – West Seattle Covid Site Changes, Free Rides to Vaccinations, A Shot & A Beer; Office of Police Accountability 2020 Annual report; Stronger Protections for Small Business and Nonprofit Tenants; Proclamation Celebrating Landmark Civil Rights Legislation; 911 Dispatch Transferred from SPD; King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program

May 28th, 2021

Reflections on the 1 Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers May 25th marked the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. I made the following comments at the beginning of the Public Safety and Human Services committee the morning of the 25th: The Seattle Times ran a […]

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COVID Updates: Mask Up Indoors, Vaccines to Students // SW Delridge Encampment Update // Small Biz & Nonprofit Relief // Earthquake Webinar Series

May 24th, 2021

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Update  Bridge Repair Remains on Schedule for mid-2022 completion  Last week the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the 19th time since the closure of the West Seattle Bridge.   The most important update is that the repair of the West Seattle Bridge remains on schedule for mid-2022 completion […]

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COVID –19 Updates: No Vaccine Appointment Needed; South Park Plaza Redesign Survey; Immigrant Relief Fund Applications Open Until May 15; Apply for a Federal Restaurant Revitalization Award; Rental Assistance for Landlords; Public Hearing on Federal ARPA Funds; SPU Strategic Business Plan; Alki Point Stay Healthy Street; Reconnect West Seattle Quarterly Report

May 7th, 2021

COVID –19 Updates: No Vaccine Appointment Needed; Vaccination Progress; Free Transportation for Vaccines No Appointment Needed:  It’s easier than ever to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Now you can just walk up – no appointment needed – at the West Seattle, Rainier Beach, or Lumen Field vaccination sites runs by the City.  The address and hours […]

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