Posts for 'Transportation'

Secure Scheduling Update, Appointment of New SPU Director, SDOT report on Parking Benefit Districts, Beach Drive SW Speed Bumps, North Precinct

September 16th, 2016

Secure Scheduling Update As you may recall, the deliberations about this policy started last March. Professor Susan Lambert of the University of Chicago presented on problematic scheduling practices, including an increase in the use of part-time employees, just-in-time scheduling (real time schedule adjustments), and an increase in pressure to “stay within hours” due to tight labor […]

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NCIS Update, Busking in Sound Transit Stations, Be There Rally Wednesday Morning

September 6th, 2016

NCIS Update Over the weekend Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) worked overtime to roll out the New Customer Information System (NCIS). I have written previously about this program which has been plagued by delays and cost overruns. I also held a joint special committee with Councilmember Sawant, who chairs the Energy […]

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Council Passes Source of Income Legislation; Delridge Day; 35th Avenue SW follow-up; SW Spokane Street re-paving

August 12th, 2016

Council Passes Source of Income Legislation On Monday the Full Council unanimously voted in support of an important new comprehensive tenants’ rights bill. The legislation proposed by the Mayor was a Source of Income Discrimination protection bill enacting recommendations from the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda task force.  The legislation that was passed Monday […]

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Revised ST3 Plan: Light Rail to West Seattle Three Years Sooner! 2035 Comprehensive Planning Update and Displacement Risk Analysis; Your Voice, Youth Choice–vote online now or at South Park Community Center tomorrow; June 10th Office Hours; 100,000 Opportunities Initiative

May 27th, 2016

Revised ST3 Plan: Light Rail to West Seattle Three Years Sooner! The Sound Transit Board has announced a revised ST3 plan that reduces, by three years, the projected timeline to bring light rail to West Seattle. The revised plan also accelerates light rail to Ballard by three years, adds a new station to the existing […]

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Perennial Issues of Housing Discrimination Ripe for Reform, Sound Transit Survey, Fauntleroy Expressway Project Begins May 16, ARTS at King Street Station Outreach, NCIS Joint Committee Report

May 12th, 2016

Perennial Issues of Housing Discrimination and Fair Housing are Ripe for Reform Race and socio-economic factors must not be used to prevent people from securing safe, healthy affordable housing. Yet, that is exactly what is happening. On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) filed 23 director’s charges of illegal discrimination […]

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Human Rights Commission Appointments, SODO Arena Street Vacation Vote

May 4th, 2016

Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Appointments The Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts (CRUEDA) Committee, is looking to appoint new commissioners to the Seattle Human Rights Commission. Are you interested in promoting human rights for the residents of Seattle and facilitating the prevention and elimination of discrimination? If yes, please send a resume’ and cover […]

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Housing Levy, Water Quality, Viaduct Closure, ST3, Bridge Report and Office Hours

April 22nd, 2016

Today’s Vote: Update on Preservation, The Missing Piece of our Affordable Housing Strategy. The Council voted this morning in the 2016 Housing Levy Select Committee to pass the amendments supporting the new housing preservation program first proposed by myself and then supported and developed with the help of Councilmember Mike O’Brien and his staff. I […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct closure beginning April 29; District 1 transportation update: Lander Street Overpass, West Seattle Bridge; SPU West Seattle Flush; Ernestine Anderson; Senior Center fundraiser

April 15th, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Alaskan Way Viaduct to be closed beginning April 29 WSDOT announced this afternoon that they will be closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct beginning on April 29, two weeks from now, while the tunnel boring machine tunnels beneath the structure. WSDOT estimates the closure will be for two weeks. I’ll have more information next […]

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Changes coming to C Line, Gathering of Neighbors, and March 30 Got Green Lunch & Learn, In-District Office Hours

March 23rd, 2016

Changes coming to C line on Saturday, March 26 Beginning on Saturday we’ll see some changes in King County Metro’s C line bus service from West Seattle.  First, the C line and the D line will be de-coupled. The current C line route goes to 3rd Avenue Downtown, then continues as the D line to […]

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Why I’m Amending the Pronto Legislation

February 29th, 2016

Tomorrow on Tuesday, March 1, the City Council’s Transportation Committee is scheduled to vote on legislation to purchase the Pronto bike sharing program. The Transportation Committee is chaired by Councilmember Mike O’Brien; the Vice Chair is Rob Johnson, and Kshama Sawant is a member. I’m the alternate.

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