Budget Amendments Brainstorm

October 27th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, We’re in the heat of the budget amendment process, so it would be cool to hear about your budget priorities. This budget bonanza is the bulk of this month’s newsletter, along with more civic treats: District 4: Wallingford Volunteer Cleanup, Your District 4 Team Finding and Fixing, Climate Resiliency Upgrade at NE Seattle […]


Budgets, Safe Streets, Trees, and More

September 28th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, Falling into the Fall, the big issue is the big budget proposed by Mayor Harrell. Your City Council enters its 2-month process to review, amend, and adopt a balanced budget as required by State law. Here is the entire pile of topics you can peek into this month: District 4: 50th Anniversary […]


Active August: still working hard for you ✅

August 29th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, I’m working for you throughout August, despite the City Council being on what we call a “recess” for the last two weeks of this month. The recess is not a vacation, but rather a time free from formal committee meetings and City Council meetings. This time enables our offices to catch up […]


Summarizing July, Saving Luma, Saving $ on Your Water Bill

July 27th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, Let’s jump into our July newsletter where there’s something for everyone. Thank you for reading and caring! District 4: Community Center Ribbon-Cutting in Magnuson Park; Save Luma the Cedar Tree in Wedgwood; Getting Your Goat; Exploring the Troll’s Knoll in East Fremont; and Traffic Challenges near Montlake Bridge. Public Safety and Homelessness: […]


June Updates – Urging City Hall to Stop Taxing Your Drinking Water 💸

June 29th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, As we enter the warmer summer months, I answer questions on hot local government issues for the Seattle Channel – including why it’s time for City Hall to stop taxing your drinking water. That and much more in our June newsletter! Seattle Channel Interviews Alex Pedersen Seattle Channel journalist Brian Callanan asked me to provide […]


May Survey Listens to Seattle

May 31st, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, In this month’s newsletter from City Hall and Northeast Seattle, we unveil new citywide survey results along with our regular riveting topics. Please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: District 4:  Eastlake Finishes Pedestrian Path; Hawthorne Hills / View Ridge Crime Prevention Meeting; […]


Will April showers bring May tree protections?

April 26th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, I hope you are enjoying the warmer spring weather as we approach the end of April. In this month’s newsletter, please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: Please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: […]


Survey results: Is Seattle on the right track?

March 31st, 2023

Let’s leap into our March 2023 Newsletter! Please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: State of the City, Part 2: You. Two surveys reveal Wrong Track/Right Track results for Seattle. District 4:  Dangerous encampment closed under I-5; Cherry Blossom Festival; electric vehicle charging stations; Storefront Restoration grants […]


So Much To Accomplish in 2023!

January 30th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, Our first newsletter of the new year is lengthy because there’s a lot City Hall needs to accomplish in 2023. Based on feedback from constituents, I believe local government must do much more to improve safety. With its existing $250 million budget, the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCHRA) needs to increase the pace […]


I’m Not Seeking Re-Election for 2024

January 4th, 2023

Dear Friends & Neighbors, Striving to serve the public as a voice of reason during tumultuous times has been an honor, but I am not a career politician. While I appreciate the encouragement from several neighborhood leaders from Wallingford to Wedgwood, I have decided not to seek re-election in 2023 to another four-year term as […]


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