Posts for February, 2020

February 2020 Newsletter

February 27th, 2020

Although February is a short month, it was very busy and exciting for our team, both at City Hall, and in District 4!  This marks our first 90 days in office.  We have been continually working hard to represent you and all 20 neighborhoods of our district. Community Connections in District 4 SMALL BUSINESS: This […]

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Our State Attorney General joins efforts to try to save the National Archives on Sand Point Way

February 26th, 2020

Hearing our community constituents and stakeholders throughout the region who want to preserve the priceless archives housed currently at 6125 Sand Point Way near the neighborhoods of Hawthorne Hills, Belvedere Terrace, Windermere, View Ridge, and Magnuson Park, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter February 25, 2020 informing “federal officials that his office is […]

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Kshama Sawant’s bill to create 40 tent encampments in Seattle passed, but without sensible amendments

February 18th, 2020

Today the City Council approved Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s bill to expand the number of tent encampments authorized by our city government from three to 40. The final vote was 6 to 1 and I was the lone No vote (which I explain below). Hoping to make her encampment legislation stronger, I offered amendments to preserve, […]

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National Archives building update: disappointed by the federal agencies

February 11th, 2020

CONVEYING OUR DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THE FEDERAL AGENCIES: Federal agencies involved in pushing the sale of the national archives building at 6125 Sand Point Way NE in our District 4 finally met with me today (February 11, 2020). Specifically, I met with officials from the Public Buildings Reform Board (the agency that officially recommended the sale), […]

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My vote to limit winter evictions during our homelessness crisis.

February 10th, 2020

In a surprising 7-0 vote this afternoon, the City Council passed an audacious ordinance prohibiting larger landlords from evicting low and moderate income tenants in Seattle during the 3 coldest months of December, January, and February, with exceptions for criminal and unsafe activities and other just causes for eviction. The vote was surprising because I […]

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