Homelessness, Safety, Bridges Top Issues from Seattle Survey

April 28th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for the ongoing feedback I receive from many of you about our work at City Hall and in District 4!  Based on your feedback, this month’s newsletter explores several of your key priorities: District 4: engaging in Eastlake, U District, Wallingford, and more Homelessness: public concerns, community forum, and more […]

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Miscellaneous Municipal Matters from March

March 28th, 2022

March 2022 Friends and Neighbors, Winston Churchill once returned his dessert because “it had no theme!” Our newsletter for the month of March is also a mishmash of miscellaneous matters but, unlike the former British Prime Minister, you can’t return it because you already opened this email 😊. So you might as well read on […]

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The State of Our City

February 25th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, After working with colleagues to elect a new Council President and update our Council committees last month — and then welcoming a new Mayor who hit the ground running — I was able to spend more time in our district during the month of February.  I continue to be humbled and honored to serve the […]

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New Mayor, New Council, New Committees, New Hope

January 27th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Starting this January of 2022, Seattle has a new Mayor (Bruce Harrell), new City Councilmember (Sara Nelson), new City Council President (Debora Juarez), new assignments to City Council committees, and new City Attorney (Ann Davison). I am hopeful this resetting of the political climate at your City Hall will produce positive results […]

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Year-End Results & Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, As we all look forward to the new year of 2022, this December newsletter looks back at this past year of 2021. As the COVID pandemic persists, I will continue to communicate with my constituents to understand their priorities while hopefully navigating a less pisive political climate.  I will continue to offer […]

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Budget Results and Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2021

November 24, 2021 Friends and Neighbors, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you can reconnect with loved ones during the holidays. I know most of City Hall is thankful for adopting another annual budget to keep your city government operating in 2022 — to deliver clean water and electricity, upgrade Seattle’s infrastructure, […]

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Budget Amendments Unleashed

October 29th, 2021

October 2021 newsletter Friends and Neighbors, City Hall is knee-deep in our process of analyzing Seattle’s budget proposals for 2022. We received Mayor Durkan’s balanced budget proposal on September 27 and, after feedback from constituents and careful review, my team and I put forward several initial amendments to address priorities. Read on for my work so […]

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Opening Light Rail Stations, Tiny Homes, Tree Legislation, and City Budgets

September 24th, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, Next week our new light rail stations open in Roosevelt and the U District! Whether or not you’re preparing to wake up at 4 AM on Saturday, October 2 to ride one of the first trains at the new stations, I hope you will check them out soon and help our region […]

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Rebuilding Bridges, Appreciating Officers, and More in D4

August 23rd, 2021

August 2021 Friends and Neighbors, As we approach the end of summer and look forward to the fall season, we’ll strive to beat back the COVID resurgence, help children return to school, diplomatically debate our city’s $6.5 billion annual budget, and recommit ourselves to solving the Seattle challenges intensified by the pandemic. While the City […]

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Bridges, Tree Infrastructure, Tiny Homes, Murals and More in D4

July 22nd, 2021

July 2021 Friends and Neighbors, As the summer advances, we continue to emerge from the pandemic together. Despite all the struggles, it’s great to see some smiles again. Please read on for bridges, tree infrastructure, tiny homes, murals and more in District 4!  Thank you. IN DISTRICT 4 Future of U District Brightens Councilmember Pedersen […]

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