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West Seattle Bridge Update; Sound Transit Light Rail Recommendations Resolution; July 14th SW Precinct Community-Police Dialogue; Help for Renters Displaced by Large Rent Increases; City Appeals Arbitration Ruling; Visiting the City’s First East African Senior Center

July 8th, 2022

West Seattle Bridge Update Bridge re-opening remains on track for week of September12.   As I confirmed last week, the specialized concrete needed for post-tensioning on the bridge has fully cured. Post-tensioning duct installation continued this week.  The contractor has revised how the ducts are being temporarily supported to allow for quicker removal and provide some […]

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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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COVID Updates – New Eligibility, Vaccine Site Capacity, Testing in District 1; Working Washington Grants Applications Due April 9; Nantes Park Beautification & Nantes-Seattle Sister City Agreement; Help Build Community Safety in Seattle – Job Opening; Sound Transit Realignment Scenarios Update; Right to Counsel; SMC Partners with King County Municipal Courts to Resolve Outstanding Warrants

April 2nd, 2021

COVID Updates – New Eligibility, Vaccine Site Capacity, Testing in District 1 The big news this week is that many more people are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID – and starting April 15, all adults will become eligible. Vaccine supply is improving somewhat, but with so many more people now eligible and needing […]

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Great News for D1 in the Vacant Building Monitoring Program Report; West Seattle Bridge Update December 4; South Park Bridge Overnight Closures on December 9th, 10th; A New Way to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Washington: Your Smartphone; Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare Ends December 15th – Assistance Available; ST3

December 4th, 2020

Great News for D1 in the Vacant Building Monitoring Program Report I last wrote about this program in June 2019. As a quick refresher, this program requires monthly inspections for vacant buildings, which (1) have received three notices of violation, (2) are located on a lot for which a master use permit or building permit […]

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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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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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Public Hearing on the Shooting of Charleena Lyles; Good Economic Indicators for Employers and Employees; Rental Inspection Ordinance; Pride Parade

June 23rd, 2017

Public Hearing on Officer Involved Shooting of Charleena Lyles The tragic shooting death of Charleena Lyles, a mother of four young children, last weekend is a stark reminder of how the calls for police reform nationally must continue to be addressed by Seattle locally. On Tuesday I attended the vigil for Ms. Lyles and heard […]

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City Council statement after threats to the Jewish community and New Hate Crimes Hotline; Renter’s Commission; District 1 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team meetings in March for Parks, Street Fund; March 11 Metro service changes; Symphony/5th Avenue Theatre Community Service in the Arts Events: March 8, 17/18; Seattle LGBTQ Commissioner Appointments

March 3rd, 2017

City Council statement after threats to the Jewish community and New Hate Crimes Hotline Earlier this week the Council issued a statement in response to a bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. In the statement, we expressed our condemnation of hate […]

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Federal Judge OKs Moving Forward on Police Accountability Legislation; Tenants’ Rights Workshop in District 1; Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs)

January 12th, 2017

Federal judge OKs moving forward on police accountability legislation Late last week a federal judge ruled that Seattle can proceed with police accountability legislation.  This legislation has been developed to comply with the requirements of the 2012 Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice to reform policing in Seattle.   Federal Judge James Robart is […]

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Landmarks Board to consider Crescent-Hamm building nomination; Renters’ Move-in Fee Cap; Joint Committee for South Seattle College; In-District Office House; SDOT Accessibility Map and Route Planner; Winter Break

December 16th, 2016

Landmarks Board to consider nomination of Crescent-Hamm Building The Department of Neighborhoods announced that on January 4, the Landmark Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Crescent-Hamm Building. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society put forward the nomination, based on their earlier report released in March. The Crescent-Hamm Building is located on the corner of […]

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