Tag: In-District Office Hours

West Seattle Bridge: Digital Town Hall, Update; SDCI Legislation Update; In-District Office Hours; COVID-19 Updates; #LightItBlue for West Seattle Healthcare Workers; Summer Fest Cancellation

April 24th, 2020

West Seattle Bridge: Digital Town Hall, Update On Wednesday Councilmember Pedersen and I co-hosted a digital Town Hall on the West Seattle Bridge with SDOT. If you missed it, you can watch the forum on YouTube. The Q&A starts about 35 minutes in.  There were over 3,300 RSVPs, 1,000 questions submitted, and 4,600 views. […]

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COVID-19 Updates; Supporting Local Businesses; Seattle Parks and Social Distancing; Supporting Artists and the Arts; Weekly COVID-19 Community Webinars; Canceling District Office Hours

March 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates Two More Emergency Proclamations: Eviction protection for residents, nonprofits, small businesses Since my last update, the Mayor has issued two more emergency proclamations, both regarding eviction moratoriums. The first halts residential evictions, the Council took this up at our Monday Full Council meeting and the Council amended the proclamation to last for 60 […]

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Black History Month; Hiawatha Play Area; Business Taxes and Preemption; SDOT Report on Delridge Way SW and Bicycle Lanes; Youth Employment Program Application Period is Now Open; In-District Office Hours

February 21st, 2020

Black History Month If you haven’t already, consider taking time before this month is over to learn about the history and contributions of Black and African Americans in our country and community.  Here are some of our office’s recommendations.  What are yours? You’ve probably heard about Ta-Nehisi-Coates’ The Case for Reparations, published in The Atlantic […]

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Roxhill Wetland Update; Seattle/King County Clinic; Transitional Encampment Legislation; Letter re: HB 2907; Council Passes Winter Evictions Defense; West Seattle Chamber Luncheon; In-District Office Hours

February 14th, 2020

Roxhill Wetland Update The Roxhill Bog Committee has been working on this issue for many years attempting to save this important wetland. You can read a detailed timeline and history compiled by the Committee here. Roxhill bog, at the Longfellow Creek headwaters, is actually a fen, defined as “open wetland systems that generally receive some […]

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MLK Day on Monday; New Council Committees; Council Presidency and January Pro Tem; Inclement Weather/Severe Weather Shelter; In-District Office Hours

January 17th, 2020

MLK Day on Monday 2015 City Hall, City of Seattle Employees Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and City Council offices along with many other government offices will be closed.  The week’s City Council Briefing and Meeting will occur on Tuesday, January 21 instead.   Here are a couple of ideas for ways to celebrate […]

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Budget Update; Public Hygiene Resources; Hiawatha Play Area; Sidewalk Maintenance; SEPA Update; Constituent Emails; Office Hours

October 18th, 2019

This Week in the Budget Last week the Budget Committee did not meet.  Councilmembers had a deadline on Thursday, October 10 to identify issues to be included in staff memos for the Budget Deliberations and Issue Identification. These meetings began on October 16 and they continue through October 22nd. At these meetings Council Central Staff […]

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Delridge light rail alternatives: initial assessment results, public comment open through October 4; 508 installation and PDA advocacy; Solid Waste Rates – Good News; Bike Legislation Amendments; No September In-District Office Hours

September 20th, 2019

Delridge Light Rail Alternatives: Initial Assessment Results, Public Comment Open through October 4 Sound Transit has taken a critical next step in implementing Sound Transit 3 in releasing its “initial assessment” of potential additional alternatives to study in the Draft Environmental Impact statement for the West Seattle/Ballard light rail project.   If you recall, in May […]

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Metro Re-Routing West Seattle/Downtown Buses Starting September 12; Your Voice Your Choice Voting Open through September 30; August Constituent Email Report

September 7th, 2019

Metro Re-Routing West Seattle/Downtown Buses Starting September 12; 1st & Dearborn Intersection Closed Beginning September 12 King County Metro announced changes yesterday to the West Seattle/Downtown bus routes, beginning on September 9th. Here’s a link to a map showing the changes (also shown below). WSDOT announced that on September 12 they will begin removing what […]

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Impact Fees; Delridge Day this Saturday; July Constituent Email Report; In-District Office Hours

August 9th, 2019

Impact Fees This week the Sustainability and Transportation Committee had a briefing on impact fees. Impact fees are charges to developers to address the needs for capacity improvements to transportation, parks, schools, and fire facilities. I last wrote about impact fees here and provided some history about the Council’s efforts to develop an impact fee […]

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SOCR 2018 Housing Discrimination Testing; Combat Arts Academy in Delridge—OED Small Business of the Month!; South Park Library Reopening Celebration; In-District Office Hours; Response to Court of Appeals Ruling on Municipal High Incomes Tax

July 19th, 2019

SOCR 2018 Housing Discrimination Testing The Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR) conducts testing every year to determine the prevalence of racism and bias in our housing and employment sectors. Also called “affirmative testing,” this strategy gives the City an opportunity to do outreach and education for people in violation of the law, intentionally or […]

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