Posts for September, 2020

My remarks prior to passage of City Council Bill 119891, authorizing legal assistance to Councilmember Sawant during the initial stage of the recall petition against her.

September 15th, 2020

My remarks prior to passage of City Council Bill 119891 authorizing legal assistance to Councilmember Sawant during the initial stage of the recall petition against her: I would like to thank my constituents who took the time to contact me and my office with their strong feelings about this issue — both for and against […]

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“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

September 11th, 2020

Black Lives Matter I have received over 38,000 e-mails, including over 2,000 from constituents in Seattle’s District 4 about police accountability, following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the police response to protests here in Seattle, and the long history of institutional racism here and throughout our nation.  I am grateful so many […]

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Concerns about Scooters

September 9th, 2020

On September 8, 2020, I voted against scooters in Seattle and here’s why: I support improved mobility options by encouraging environmentally friendly alternatives to gas-powered, single occupancy vehicles.  Ideally, electric scooters (e-scooters) would provide an alternative for some trips for some travelers. At the same time, the City government is essentially authorizing a new mode […]

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Working for D4 During Council Recess

September 4th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, While City Hall refers to the past two weeks without City Council meetings as a “recess,” your District 4 office continued to work for you—having more conversations about the role of policing in our community, preparing for the bigger budget process this Fall, and responding to constituent requests. After Labor Day we […]

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