Posts for October, 2020

Budgets, Public Safety, Bridge Maintenance, and More

October 26th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, October has been bursting with work on Seattle’s $6.5 billion budget for 2021. I’ve spent the last few weeks working with the Durkan Administration, my Council colleagues, and constituents to consider how best to finalize a budget that works for all of us in the face of the economic and public health […]


Another New Park in our District 4 at Portage Bay

October 19th, 2020

This past weekend I visited the brand-new park that opened at Portage Bay in our District 4. It’s called Fritz Hedges Waterway Park, named after Frederick “Fritz” Hedges who was a long-term Parks professional with the City of Seattle. The new park is located at 1117 Northeast Boat Street. That’s east of the University Bridge […]


Annual Budget Process with City Council: reviewing, amending, and adopting by December 2020 (for 2021)

October 8th, 2020

[NOTE: Final Budget: The blog post below discusses the beginning and middle of the Fall 2020 budget process (for 2021). For the separate blog post that details the final results of that process, CLICK HERE. Public Safety: While public safety is a key component of our city budget and is discussed below, you can also […]


COVID at the University of Washington

October 7th, 2020

Media Reports: October 14, 2020: October 8, 2020: From the Office of the President at UW, October 7, 2020: “Minimizing the spread of COVID-19 is a university priority, and critical to the overall health of our community.  We share your concern and frustration about the recent outbreak in the Greek community. The University […]


Electrifying our Transportation System Supercharges Seattle’s Ability to Tackle Climate Change

October 5th, 2020

Press Release: Celebrating passage of our Transportation Electrification Plan to guide Seattle City Light’s investments in an electrified transportation system  Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan will guide equitable investments to electrify all forms of transportation SEATTLE (September 28, 2020) – Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of Seattle City Light’s […]


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