Tag: Coronavirus

West Seattle Bridge Update, August 7; 2020 Budget Re-balancing Deliberations; New Free COVID-19 Testing Location; Mayor Extends Eviction Moratorium; Community Input for Police Response to George Floyd Protests

August 7th, 2020

West Seattle Bridge Update, August 7 Reconnect West Seattle Over 15,000 people filled out SDOT’s Reconnect West Seattle surveys in July. For the neighborhood prioritization ballots, Highland Park/Riverview/South Delridge/Roxhill had 1,072 responses; South Park 301; Georgetown 209, and SODO 69. SDOT reports that most people expressed concerns, in the following order, about traffic and congestion; […]

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Coronavirus Updates; West Seattle Bridge Update, July 24; Seattle Transportation Benefit District Update; Statement on Trump Sending officers to Seattle; Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Seeks Proposals; More Protections for Small Business Owners & Nonprofits; Updates from the Budget Committee

July 24th, 2020

Coronavirus Updates Governor Inslee and Secretary of Health Wiseman announced yesterday restrictions on the “Safe Start” phased reopening in Washington. These restrictions come after an increase in the number of covid-19 cases. Across the state we now have over 50,000 cases, 1,500 deaths, and 5,000 hospitalizations due to the virus. In order to try and stymie the increase the Governor has changed […]

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West Seattle Bridge July 10 Update; West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Updates; Budget Committee Update;Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens Youth Rights Ordinance; Coronavirus Updates; Summer Food Assistance and a Public Shower Hotline

July 10th, 2020

West Seattle Bridge July 10 Update Today the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is launching Reconnect West Seattle. The Reconnect West Seattle Framework outlines SDOT’s approach to identify traffic mitigation projects along bridge closure detour routes, establish new mode share goals by zip code, and identify SDOT’s plans to help travelers make their trips on […]

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Today is Juneteenth; Legislation on Crowd Control Weapons, Chokeholds, and Badge Display; West Seattle Bridge Update June 19; Budget Committee Update; COVID Update

June 19th, 2020

Today is Juneteenth On Wednesday, I joined my City Council colleagues in unanimously approving a proclamation recognizing today, June 19th, as Juneteenth.  Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved African-Americans in Texas first learned that slavery had been abolished two and a half years earlier by the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.   The first Juneteenth celebration […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update: May 29; Planning for Seattle’s Economic Recovery; New Dashboard Shows King County’s Progress on Key COVID Indicators; Premium Pay for Essential Workers; Delridge Rapid Ride H Line Project: Work Starting Week of June 8

June 1st, 2020

West Seattle Bridge Update: May 29 Lower Bridge Maintenance Closure SDOT has announced that the lower bridge will be closed for maintenance during the evening and early morning over the next few days, in order to work on the bridge’s controls and communications systems used to operate the bridge. Here’s the schedule for closure: Friday […]

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West Seattle Bridge: May 8 Update; COVID-19 Update; New Eviction Defense for Renters; Advocacy for Small Businesses; Changes at District 1 Parks; Payroll Tax Legislation/Governor’s Order

May 8th, 2020

West Seattle Bridge: May 8 update Emergency Response Plan On Monday, May 4th SDOT announced an emergency response plan developed with a multi-agency task force in the event that the West Seattle Bridge becomes unstable. The plan would entail evacuation of areas near the bridge in the event it becomes necessary. SDOT says “there are […]

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West Seattle Bridge Closure; Governor Inslee’s Stay at Home Order

March 25th, 2020

West Seattle Bridge Closure SDOT announced the abrupt closure of the West Seattle Bridge on Monday, March 23rd at 7 p.m., after a bridge inspection showed expanding cracks. SDOT’s notice says “complete closure is required to maintain safety as our top priority.” I received notice of this when the Mayor called me to let me […]

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COVID-19 Update; East Marginal Project Letter of Support for Grant Funding; Duwamish Longhouse Bus Access Walk; February Constituent Email Report

March 6th, 2020

COVID-19 Update As of this morning, Public Health – Seattle & King County confirmed 58 cases of novel coronavirus in King County residents, including 10 deaths.  231 residents in the State are under public health supervision for being at risk of exposure.  As more laboratory capacity for testing comes online, more tests and results will […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19; Police Staffing and Hiring Update; Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line Project: SDOT Final Report; Park District Planning Meeting Tonight; Free Tax Help; Auditor Report on Trash Around Unsanctioned Encampments; Committee Workplan; Delridge Neighborhood Development Association Fundraiser

March 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 For updates on the coronavirus, you can follow Public Health – Seattle & King County or sign up for AlertSeattle – the City of Seattle Government’s emergency notification system – to receive customized alerts via text, email, voice mail, or on Facebook or Twitter. More info at alert.seattle.gov. Police Staffing and Hiring Update I’ve […]

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LEAD Letter; Resolution Regarding Collective Bargaining with SPOG ; Public Safety and Human Services Committee Discussion with Chief Best; Information on Novel Coronavirus

January 30th, 2020

LEAD Letter In the 2020 City budget, the City Council added new funding to expand the geographic scope of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, in addition to the funding included in the Mayor’s proposed budget, $1.5 million from the Ballmer Group, and funding from King County and other sources.  This funding would allow […]

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