Social Distancing Is Working

April 17th, 2020

City Hall and Coronavirus Updates Friends and Neighbors, It’s working. I’m so grateful for the sacrifices we have made collectively for each other and for Seattle. With both pain and purpose, we have canceled schools, sent workers home, closed businesses—because it saves lives. New evidence confirms it’s working and our progress is gaining national appreciation. As our […]

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City Hall and Coronavirus Updates

April 3rd, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, Hello again from our (virtual) District 4 office! As we enter into our office’s 4th week of working from home, I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to all the essential workers in our district who don’t have the ability to work from home during this difficult time. Thank you for risking […]

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Updates on Coronavirus: Stay Home, Stay Healthy

March 27th, 2020

Updates on Coronavirus Friends and Neighbors, With our Governor’s order this week to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” our response to the coronavirus pandemic enters a new hunkering-down phase.  These are trying times, but we are going to get through this together. I hear from many people who are worried about how this public health and economic emergency […]

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Updates on Coronavirus and Economic Relief

March 20th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, As our community intensifies its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want you to know that we are going to get through this together. Many people are worried about the impact this outbreak will have on their ability to work, eat, play, go to school, earn a living, and many other aspects […]

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Updates on Coronavirus and Support for Small Businesses and Workers

March 12th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, As Seattle continues to endure the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide a list of resources so you can more easily follow the regional response. This newsletter includes updates from the Governor, King County public health officials, and the Mayor as well as some relief regarding […]

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 27th, 2020

Although February is a short month, it was very busy and exciting for our team, both at City Hall, and in District 4!  This marks our first 90 days in office.  We have been continually working hard to represent you and all 20 neighborhoods of our district. Community Connections in District 4 SMALL BUSINESS: This […]

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January 2020 Newsletter – District 4

January 31st, 2020

January has been a busy month for our team, and we wanted to share what we have been working on to better represent you and the 20 neighborhoods of D-4 at City Hall. The new City Council was sworn in January 6th, and our D-4 team has been hard at work ever since. Committee Work […]

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Expanding Mass Transit Efficiently and Greenly

December 13th, 2019

I believe it’s vital to preserve and expand our public mass transit systems to move the most people in the most efficient and greenest ways possible. This past year, I heard this loud and clear from residents across District 4 who are eager to ride transit, but need help with that first/last mile or want […]

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Statement on Recent Events Impacting Homelessness

December 5th, 2019

Councilmember Pedersen issued the following statement on recent events impacting homelessness: “After conferring with stakeholders from all sides (the nonprofit LIHI, several neighbors living in the tiny home structures, the Mayor’s Office, our Human Services Department, the Wallingford Community Council, and nearby businesses), I’d like to convey relief that an agreement has been worked out […]

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Statement on Crash on Highway 99

December 5th, 2019

Councilmember Alex Pedersen released the following statement about the crash on State Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue N.) as reported in the Seattle Times, which killed a brother and sister and inflicted major injuries to their father: “This recent crash on State Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue N) is devastating and Seattle’s thoughts and prayers are with […]

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