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West Seattle Bridge Expected to Open to Traffic Week of September 12; Transportation & SPU Committee Discussion on Light Rail Alignment; Gun Violence Prevention; Alarming Increases in Youth Suicide – and How to Prevent It; SPMA Contract; Reminder: WSF Fauntleroy Terminal Open House Through the 13th; New Off-Leash Areas?; Spotting Urban Carnivores; Public Comment on Rules for Independent Contractor Protections; In-Person Office Hours

June 10th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Expected to Open to Traffic Week of September 12 On June 9th SDOT announced at the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force a new estimated opening for the West Seattle Bridge: “We expect the West Seattle Bridge to be open to traffic during the week of September 12. Sharing that today is […]

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Andover RV visit; Day of Service; Mental Health Awareness Month; PayUp Passes out of Committee; WS Bridge update; PSHS Briefings: OPA/Chief legislation; Covid booster guidance

May 27th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update Yesterday we got great news: the construction contractor completed the final pour of structural concrete inside the West Seattle Bridge! SDOT’s announcement notes they: “…still expect to reopen the bridge in mid-2022 and can now work with our construction contractor to finalize the sequence of the remaining work…This week’s deliveries involved […]

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West Seattle Bridge; Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal Public Meetings/Online Open House; Update on SW Andover Street; Monitor’s Comprehensive Assessment of the Seattle Police Department; Stand in Solidarity Seattle; Funds Available for Child Care Facilities!; Join Me — On the Board of Health; Applications Due June 30; Shape the Future of Outdoor Pickleball in Seattle; Mourning 1 Million Americans Dead From COVID; PayUp Update + App Worker Pay Gap

May 20th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update SDOT is expecting the final two structural pours for specialized concrete next week! The additional recent update we’ve received is that SDOT expects to make a time-frame announcement on June 9th. Work is continuing on post-tensioning anchorage forms in the south girder. During the structural concrete pours, there is a review […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Sound Transit Draft EIS Comment Letter; Letter in Support of SAFE Banking Act; Seattle University 2021 Public Safety Survey, Community Dialogues; April 26 Public Safety and Human Services Committee; Expanding Crisis Behavioral Health Beds and Services; King County Moved to “Medium” Covid Alert Level; Denim Day; PayUp Public Hearing – May 5; May Day Junction-to-Junction Cleanup; Need Help with Your Utility Bills?

April 29th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update The most recent update for the West Seattle Bridge is that the third pour of the specialized concrete is completed. This is the concrete needed to anchor and guide the post-tensioning steel cables that strengthen the concrete in the bridge structure and prevent cracking. I’ll be sure to include an update […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update April 22; Reminder: April 28 Deadline for Sound Transit Draft EIS Comments; SPD Use of Force Data; Get Involved – Planning for the Next 6 Years of Seattle Parks Investments; Approving the King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s (KCRHA) Proposed 2023 Budget; Resources to Cope With Stress; South Park Neighborhood Center Landmark Designation; SFD Protection Class 1 Rating; Virtual Office Hours

April 22nd, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update April 22 West Seattle Bridge Repair The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met on Thursday, April 21st. There were two updates regarding the specialized concrete needed to anchor and guide the post-tensioned steel cables. First, there was a second pour of this concrete earlier this week. Secondly, the next pour […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; PayUp Legislation Introduced; Sound Transit Community Advisory Group Meeting April 12; Capital Projects Watch List: South Park Street Drainage; Chinatown/International District walk; City Hall Park Land Transfer; Mayor Begins Police Chief Search Process; Monitor/CPC Outreach meeting on Use of Force April 12; Thanks to Our Tireless Public Health Professionals; Covid Boosters, Test to Treat, and Covid.Gov

April 8th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update Concrete work began on the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday morning.  The first pours were for expansion joints on the bridge deck, as part of the major maintenance work on the bridge. SDOT’s statement notes: “Following the expansion joint concrete pours, we’ll then pour concrete inside the bridge for the improved […]

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West Seattle Bridge/Concrete Mixer Driver Strike, Chelan 5-Way Intersection; Mask Requirements Changing; Free Covid Tests Available; Mental Health Resources; Sound Transit West Seattle/Duwamish Community Advisory Group meeting; CPC/Police Monitor Outreach Meeting on Use of Force; Public Safety and Human Services Committee Workplan; Seattle Redistricting Commission

March 4th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge / Concrete Mixer Driver Strike, Chelan 5-Way Intersection As the concrete driver strike remains unresolved, many of you have written in response to my articles about this, with different ideas of how the City might find creative ways to address the strike so we do not impact the goal for the West […]

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West Seattle Bridge/Reconnect West Seattle; Retail Theft Program Committee Presentation, Audit; Fauntleroy Terminal Replacement Project Community Advisory Group Meetings: March 2 and 16; Legislation Authorizing Retroactive Hiring Incentive Bonuses; Free Tax Help Available; Eviction Moratorium Ends; Volunteer for the Victim Support Team

February 25th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge/Reconnect West Seattle Yesterday a federal mediator met with Teamsters 174 and employer representatives; here is the update Teamsters Local 174 posted after the meeting. I sincerely appreciate the willingness of Teamsters 174 to make a new proposal to go back to work immediately with only a one-year deal that includes less than […]

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West Seattle Bridge/Reconnect West Seattle Update; Sound Transit Light Rail Presentation in Transportation; SPU Committee; Bike Helmets; Covid Updates: Masks and Vaccine Verification Changes; New Ticket Debt Reduction Calendar; URM Proclamation; Mayor’s State of the City; Neighborhood Matching Fund

February 18th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge/Reconnect West Seattle Update Work on the West Seattle Bridge repair is continuing.  We are approaching the date of February 20th by which time, in order to keep the project on schedule to complete work by the end of June 2022, concrete will be needed to continue work on post-tensioning inside the bridge. […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Sound Transit Station Planning Progress Reports; Rent Control for Small Businesses – Spread the Word; SDOT and SPU Winter Storm After-Action Report; District 1 Community Network Safety discussion; CPC/Police Monitor Outreach Meeting on Stops and Detentions; Take the Pickleball Survey; Virtual Office Hours

February 4th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update Last weekend the construction contractor completed the installation for the second external bridge platform. This will allow carbon fiber wrap and epoxy injections to be applied to the exterior of the bridge. The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force will be meeting on February 10. Sound Transit Station Planning Progress Reports In addition to the Draft EIS, […]

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