Budget is Coming

August 25th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Let’s dive in. To round out your summer reading list, here’s our August newsletter: District 4: Engaging in the U District, View Ridge, Wallingford, Wedgwood, and more. Public Safety: recruitment plan passes and “National Night Out” revives. Budgets and Taxes: Budget is coming! Affordability: City planning process must encourage more low-income housing […]


Safety and more in July

July 29th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Safety has been a theme for July. The need for safety in our communities and safety in our parks. Safety for women seeking health care. Safety from the heat waves of climate change. Safety for Seattle’s aging bridges and safety for neighbors simply trying to cross the street. Mayor Bruce Harrell on July […]


June busting out with pride and no budget deficit

June 30th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Pride was overflowing in Seattle this past weekend as thousands were reminded of how fantastic our city can be. People were happy to be outside in the sunshine during the Seattle Pride Parade, once again enjoying the heart of their city — from City Hall to the Space Needle. Even as a […]


Hope Springs Ahead with Day of Service

May 27th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, This past November delivered hope to many Seattleites by electing a new Mayor, a new citywide Councilmember, and a new City Attorney — followed in January by a new Council President. This past weekend, Mayor Harrell’s “Day of Service” transformed that hope into tangible action. Seahawks Football head coach Pete Carroll joins Mayor Harrell and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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