Posts for February, 2021

February Updates: District 4 Projects, Small Businesses, Safety, Homelessness, Vaccines, and More

February 25th, 2021

February 2021 Friends and Neighbors, In addition to advancing legislation in February, I toured our aging University Bridge that connects several District 4 neighborhoods to the rest of our city; visited with the owner of small businesses in Eastlake; participated in an online meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council; and appeared on the Seattle […]


Disappointing Decision by Kroger Company to Shut Down 2 of its 15 Seattle Stores

February 16th, 2021

APRIL 22, 2021 UPDATE: I was invited by the event organizers to participate in a Thank You and Farewell for the workers, and here are my prepared remarks: I want to thank the grocery workers for serving the community for so many years — and especially during this hazardous time during the COVID pandemic. I […]


Winter Storms: Help from your Seattle Government

February 13th, 2021

A big storm is hitting Seattle again and your city government is working hard to keep you safe. COORDINATION and COMMUNICATION: City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OED): OED typically activates its Emergency Operations Center to facilitate the Mayor’s ability to coordinate all relevant city government departments during a major event, such as a […]


12 Reasons to Oppose More Cuts to Seattle Police At This Time: No on Council Bill 119981

February 11th, 2021

JUNE 1, 2021 UPDATE: Council Bill 119981, thankfully, failed by a vote of 3 to 6. Councilmembers who voted against the bill had various reasons for voting NO, as explained in an article by SCC Insight: CLICK HERE. Here are my reasons: Councilmember Alex Pedersen’s Statement on City Council Narrowly Rejecting Council Bill 119981 on June […]


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