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 […]


“Puget Sounders Who Brighten Our Community”

December 23rd, 2022


Highlights from 2022

December 15th, 2022

Dear Friends & Neighbors, We’re using this month’s newsletter to provide you with highlights from 2022. After emerging from the COVID pandemic, Seattle residents, schools, and store owners have made it clear they expect their government to make progress reducing crime and homelessness. As the elected City Councilmember for Northeast Seattle, I strive to provide sensible […]


Standing Up for Public Safety in the City Budget

November 29th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Our November newsletter focuses on the final decisions allocating Seattle’s $7.4 billion budget to address the issues that concern you the most. As I mentioned in my October newsletter, I realize that reducing homelessness and increasing safety remain the top concerns across Seattle and so my efforts during the budget review process […]


Increasing Safety and Reducing Homelessness with City’s Budget

October 27th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Our October newsletter focuses on City Hall discussions on allocating Seattle’s $7.4 billion budget to address the issues that concern you the most. Reducing homelessness and increasing safety remain the top concerns across Seattle and so I’m likely to support Mayor Harrell’s budget proposals on those two important challenges. Please click on the […]


$7 billion City budget under review — and more

September 29th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, September is back to school for our kids and back to budget for our policymakers. In this newsletter, we celebrate our District 4, I discuss why I voted against doubling the property tax for parks, I provide initial thoughts on the Mayor’s proposal to spend $7.4 billion for the City budget, and more. […]


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 […]


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