Tag: SDOT

International Women’s Day, Secure Scheduling Draft Rules, In-District Office Hours March 24th , Campaign to Trump-proof Seattle, Delridge Way Ride and Chat: March 11, Seattle is seeking the next Civic Poet

March 10th, 2017

International Women’s Day On Monday, the Full Council, in collaboration with the Seattle Women’s Commission, Proclaimed March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day. This is an opportunity to look back on progress made, celebrate Women’s acts of courage, and call for women to continue to do extraordinary acts to improve the lives of women in all […]

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Court Victory, Highland Park Mudslide, Landmarks Preservation Board, Update on $29 Million Housing Bond, Delridge Action Plan Tour Follow Up, Guaranteed OLS Funding, African-American History Month, In-District Office Hours

February 23rd, 2017

Court Victory With pronouncements, unconstitutional Executive Orders, alarming nominations, and immigration raids coming from Trump administration, many of our neighbors, family, and loved ones are rightly feeling vulnerable.  In light of these daily events, today’s news was a huge victory for the values of nondiscrimination, in particular beneficial to members of the LGBTQ community. Today’s […]

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Happy 2017! And a Look Back on Progress in 2016

December 30th, 2016

Housing Issues Source of Income Discrimination (SOID) Law SOID is important new comprehensive tenants’ rights legislation, enacting one of the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations.  The final bill created a new protected class for people with alternative sources of income, created a new “first in time” requirement to make the housing application […]

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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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Housing Levy Administrative and Finance Plan, MHA in District 1, Pecos Pit, and Winter Weather Snow Routes

December 2nd, 2016

Housing Levy Administrative and Finance Plan The Office of Housing is seeking input as we develop the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan. Distribution of Housing Levy funds is guided by an Administrative & Financial Plan, reviewed and revised every two years and adopted by City Council. Download the current A&F Plan.  The A&F […]

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In-District Office Hours, August 4 SDOT meeting on 35th Avenue SW/West Seattle Greenway, Myers Way

July 28th, 2016

In-District Office Hours I will be at the Southwest Customer Service Center (2801 SW Thistle St.) tomorrow, July 29th from 12:00pm – 7:00pm. The final meeting of the day will be at 6:30pm. These hours are walk-in friendly, but if you would like to let me know you’re coming in advance you can email my scheduler Alex Clardy […]

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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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Illegal Tree Cutting, Update on 23rd Ave, and Secure Scheduling Discussion

March 30th, 2016

Illegal Tree Cutting in the Duwamish Head Greenbelt Last Saturday I asked City Attorney Pete Holmes to join me in visiting the Duwamish Head Greenbelt, where I had learned that morning that over 150 trees were illegally removed from Parks and SDOT property. The tree cutting is dramatic; those who call it a clear-cut are […]

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Council Begins Review of Street Vacation Proposed for a SODO Arena

March 17th, 2016

The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee has begun its review of the street vacation for Occidental Avenue South in SODO as requested by Chris Hansen for a basketball/hockey arena. A street vacation would be needed in order to permit and build the arena. A “street vacation” involves the removal of a street for private […]

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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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