Posts for September, 2020

Results and Budgets during challenging times

September 24th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, I hope this newsletter finds you looking forward to the season of Fall — here at City Hall that means budget season. Despite sometimes expressing policy perspectives different from several of my City Council colleagues, I have enjoyed crafting important measures to benefit our district and our city–and then working with those […]

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“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

September 21st, 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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City Council unanimously passes “Internet for All” to expand affordable internet access in Seattle

September 16th, 2020

Resolution sponsored by Councilmembers Gonzalez, Juarez, and Pedersen COVID crisis reinforces need for universal broadband access to address inequities September 16, 2020 UPDATE: Today my Committee heard the presentation on the Internet for All Gap Analysis and Action Plan, which the City Council requested when we adopted Resolution 31956. For the full report CLICK HERE […]

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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

DECEMBER 14, 2020 UPDATE (regarding Mayor Durkan): Today the Seattle City Council adopted Council Bill 119966 to pay the legal fees Mayor Jenny Durkan incurred while defending against a recall effort that was thrown out by the Washington State Supreme Court. Adopting this bill for our Mayor was consistent with the adoption of the bill […]

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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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