“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

April 20th, 2021

Black Lives Matter April 20, 2021 UPDATE (Chauvin guilty verdicts in Minneapolis): Councilmember Alex Pedersen: “While George Floyd’s family received some justice today, America’s history of structural and institutional racism must remain on trial.  I am relieved justice was rendered by the jury in the court case today in Minneapolis and yet we all know […]

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

April 19th, 2021

April 19, 2021 Update: PRESS RELEASE: Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, Lewis, Mosqueda Propose $100 Million in Bonds for Multimodal Bridges and Other Transportation Infrastructure Needs to Create Jobs Sooner by Leveraging the New $20 Vehicle License Fee SEATTLE, WA – To boost jobs as Seattle emerges from the COVID pandemic’s economic recession, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa […]

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Vital, but aging National Archives Building on Sand Point Way NE at risk of sale by federal government

April 8th, 2021

Since 2019, federal government agencies have been advancing the sale of this important historical asset located at 6125 Sand Point Way NE here in Northeast Seattle, which has been very disappointing to many of us. As someone who taught history, majored in history, and worked for the Clinton Administration, I recognize the value of these […]

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New Tiny Home Village to Help People Experiencing Homelessness in our District 4

April 8th, 2021

Here are updates on the new Tiny Home Village to help people experiencing homelessness in our District 4. Located at NE 45th Street and Roosevelt Way NE, thanks to the City of Seattle, Sound Transit, and the Low Income Housing Institute, the Tiny Home Village will have up to 40 tiny homes and be in […]

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Your City Government is Here for You!

April 6th, 2021

Here are some helpful links and phone numbers to handle some common requests: Call Seattle’s Customer Service Bureau: 206-684-CITY (2489) to get help from your city government’s 40 departments or CLICK HERE. Use Seattle government’s Find-It, Fix-It App to report issues, including trash and obstructions: CLICK HERE. Apply for Economic Relief during COVID: CLICK HERE. […]

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Environmental Protection: Ship Canal Water Quality Project Updates

March 28th, 2021

SUMMARY: The Ship Canal Water Quality Project is a “mega project” planned over many years due to the state and federal governments requiring the city and county governments to prevent harmful stormwater and wastewater from polluting our local waterways. With a cost estimated at $570 million (shared with King County), this environmental protection project includes […]

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West Seattle Bridge Updates

March 14th, 2021

The sudden closure of the West Seattle “High-Rise” Bridge in March 2020 has been a major challenge for Seattle and Washington State. Even though the West Seattle Bridge is not in Seattle’s District 4, Councilmember Alex Pedersen provides periodic updates on the closure, stabilization, repairs, and other issues impacting the bridge because he was appointed […]

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Councilmember Pedersen follows through on the audit he ordered on Seattle’s Bridges — need more investments in our bridges for safety, regional economy.

March 11th, 2021

March 11, 2021 UPDATE: I have asked the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to participate in my Committee in April of 2021 to report on their progress implementing the bridge audit. In the meantime, I issued this press release: Prioritize Bridge Infrastructure Jobs When Investing New Federal Dollars for our Economic Recovery “Stop kicking the […]

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Reasons for Voting NO on Home Occupation Bill (CB 120001)

March 10th, 2021

March 12, 2021 Update: ALERT: The full City Council is voting on this land use bill this coming Monday, March 15, 2021. I’m disappointed this bill was rushed to the full City Council by invoking an exception to our parliamentary procedure rules which state, “If a committee recommendation is not unanimous: Unless otherwise authorized by […]

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

February 16th, 2021

APRIL 9, 2021 UPDATE: As reported by KUOW News: “Bare shelves have appeared at two Seattle grocery stores slated for closure on April 24. QFC said it is closing the stores in part because of Seattle’s $4-an-hour “hazard pay” ordinance. “Hey, hey QFC! Share your profits, stop the greed!” members of the United Food and […]

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