Posts for December, 2019

Welcome // Meet Our Team // Encouraging a Stronger Ordinance to Protect Trees// “Fridays in 4” // 4 You in District 4

December 20th, 2019

Welcome Hello, and welcome to our District 4 newsletter! Each month our newsletter will detail what our office has been working on for you, discuss City Council votes, and provide information about issues and events in “D4”. While our team has been at City Hall for only three weeks, we want to share what we […]

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Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

December 20th, 2019

I appreciate all the residents from across Seattle who took the time out of their day to attend our briefing on making Seattle’s tree protection ordinance stronger and enforceable — with the goal of expanding the health and environmental benefits of larger trees in our Emerald City. It was informative to hear from a wide […]

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Council Passes ORCA for All Resolution

December 16th, 2019

Councilmember Pedersen is pleased to announce the City Council today adopted Resolution 32921 to explore financial and other implications of the inspirational “ORCA for All” vision. The stated goal of ORCA for All is to increase the use of public transit by expanding how employers can make the ORCA card transit subsidy available to more […]

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Supporting City Approval of Regional Homelessness Authority

December 16th, 2019

I am pleased to announce that today the Seattle City Council approved the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to establish a Regional Homelessness Authority (RHA) between King County and the City of Seattle. It is clear the status quo has not worked, and that a regional response to this regional crisis is needed.  In taking this groundbreaking […]

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Expanding Mass Transit Efficiently and Greenly

December 13th, 2019

I believe it’s vital to preserve and expand our public mass transit systems to move the most people in the most efficient and greenest ways possible. This past year, I heard this loud and clear from residents across District 4 who are eager to ride transit, but need help with that first/last mile or want […]

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Statement on Recent Events Impacting Homelessness

December 5th, 2019

Councilmember Pedersen issued the following statement on recent events impacting homelessness: “After conferring with stakeholders from all sides (the nonprofit LIHI, several neighbors living in the tiny home structures, the Mayor’s Office, our Human Services Department, the Wallingford Community Council, and nearby businesses), I’d like to convey relief that an agreement has been worked out […]

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Statement on Crash on Highway 99

December 5th, 2019

Councilmember Alex Pedersen released the following statement about the crash on State Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue N.) as reported in the Seattle Times, which killed a brother and sister and inflicted major injuries to their father: “This recent crash on State Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue N) is devastating and Seattle’s thoughts and prayers are with […]

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Representing You at City Hall!

December 3rd, 2019

In this season of thanks, I am so grateful to be representing you and District 4 at Seattle City Council. Last Tuesday evening, I was sworn into office in Magnuson Park. You can watch my remarks here. After we moved into City Hall last Wednesday, our first full day of work started with Council Briefings in the morning and the […]

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