Conquering COVID, Financial Relief, and District 4 updates

June 24th, 2021

June 24, 2021 Friends and Neighbors, Happy Pride Month and Happy Juneteenth! This month’s newsletter features a Seattle milestone to conquer COVID; financial relief for those who need it the most; updates on public safety; news from my Committee on Transportation, Utilities, and Technology; the re-opening of libraries, farmers markets, and small businesses in District 4; […]

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Honoring George Floyd, Conquering COVID, and more for D4

May 27th, 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 Town Hall […]

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Town Hall, Homelessness, Transportation, and More

April 27th, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, I am excited to invite you to our next District 4 Town Hall on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.! To RSVP, please see below. This month’s newsletter also updates you about opening the new light rail stations in our District, saving the national archives facility, encouraging safety at Magnuson Park, leveraging dollars […]

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Marching Forward: March update on COVID relief $, small biz, homelessness, safety, transportation, and more

March 25th, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, It’s natural to want to vote Yes! While it’s uplifting to vote Yes and, more often than not, I’m joining my colleagues to vote Yes on new legislation, some situations call for a vote of “Nay” to encourage amendments or to register objections to some City Council legislation.  With the diverse opinions […]

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

February 25th, 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 Channel’s “Council […]

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Let’s row together for economic recovery

January 28th, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021! As we continue to tackle the COVID crisis, I believe Seattle can emerge from this pandemic stronger — if we all row together. I outlined what our city can do to achieve an inclusive economic recovery in the Seattle Times last week. Below you can read my […]

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First Year Highlights for Our District 4

December 18th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, I hope this final newsletter for 2020 finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy during the winter holidays — and hanging on — as we finally see the light at the end of the long tunnel with the COVID pandemic.  It’s hard to believe we’ve already finished my first year […]

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Final Budget – Positives and Negatives 💵

November 23rd, 2020

[NOTE: More on the Budget: The blog post below discusses the final results of the Fall 2020 budget process (for 2021). For the separate blog post that details the beginning and middle of the process, CLICK HERE. Public Safety: While public safety is a key component of our city budget and is discussed below, you […]

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Budgets, Public Safety, Bridge Maintenance, and More

October 26th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, October has been bursting with work on Seattle’s $6.5 billion budget for 2021. I’ve spent the last few weeks working with the Durkan Administration, my Council colleagues, and constituents to consider how best to finalize a budget that works for all of us in the face of the economic and public health […]

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Results and Budgets during challenging times

September 24th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, I hope this newsletter finds you looking forward to the season of Fall — here at City Hall that means budget season. Despite sometimes expressing policy perspectives different from several of my City Council colleagues, I have enjoyed crafting important measures to benefit our district and our city–and then working with those […]

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