Posts for May, 2021

Honoring George Floyd, Conquering COVID, and more for D4

May 27th, 2021

May 2021 Friends and Neighbors, It’s been a year since George Floyd launched an overdue racial reckoning when a Minneapolis police officer murdered him. This monthly newsletter honors George Floyd’s legacy and acknowledges there is much more to do for justice and community safety.  Our May newsletter also includes a link to our District 4 […]

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City Council unanimously passes “Internet for All” to expand affordable internet access in Seattle (updated)

May 17th, 2021

Original Resolution sponsored by Councilmembers Gonzalez, Juarez, and Pedersen; Action Plan delivered by Seattle’s Information Technology Department COVID crisis reinforced need for universal broadband access to address inequities INTRO to “Internet for All”: This ongoing blog post provides updates on the implementation of the Internet for All Action Plan which was launched the Resolution 31956 […]

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“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

May 17th, 2021

Black Lives Matter INTRODUCTION: During the spring and summer of 2020, I 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 […]

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Town Hall for District 4 (Spring 2021)

May 12th, 2021

May 11, 2021 Thanks to everyone who attended our District 4 Town Hall! I’m grateful to the professionals at our City’s Human Services Department who participated to answer many of our constituent questions about the city government’s approach to homelessness in 2021 and the upcoming shift to the new Regional Homelessness Authority. In case you […]

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New Funding Option to Increase Protection of Seattle’s Aging Bridges

May 10th, 2021

May 10, 2021 Update: The full City Council adopted Council Bill 120042 as we had amended it in my Transportation Committee. The Seattle Times requested a statement from me and here is what I provided: “The legislation we adopted today is a strong step toward stronger bridges and can boost the aging infrastructure that connects […]

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