Posts for 'Councilmember Pedersen'

Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinances

May 4th, 2023

“There is a magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very little, and builds itself. It’s called a tree.” – George Monbiot INTRODUCTION: We call ourselves the “Emerald City” within the “Evergreen State” and yet our City laws have many loopholes that enable the removal of scores of trees each year, including healthy, […]


Will April showers bring May tree protections?

April 26th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, I hope you are enjoying the warmer spring weather as we approach the end of April. In this month’s newsletter, please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: Please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: […]


Survey results: Is Seattle on the right track?

March 31st, 2023

Let’s leap into our March 2023 Newsletter! Please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: State of the City, Part 2: You. Two surveys reveal Wrong Track/Right Track results for Seattle. District 4:  Dangerous encampment closed under I-5; Cherry Blossom Festival; electric vehicle charging stations; Storefront Restoration grants […]


Malik Davis Day in Seattle

March 10th, 2023

WHEREAS,    Malik Nkrumah Davis made his hometown of Seattle a better place for all, serving the city with distinction, energy, and love throughout his life and career; and WHEREAS,    Malik Davis was first and foremost a family man — a devoted husband, father, brother, and son; and WHEREAS,   Malik Davis was born in Seattle on […]


Loss and Hope in Seattle

February 27th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, The Biggest Loss for Colleagues Family, Friends, Seattle We were all devastated by the passing of our esteemed colleague and dear friend Malik Davis. For those of us who knew Malik and his passion for public service, for Seattle, and for family, we are experiencing a deeply painful sadness with this sudden loss. […]


A Popular Revenue Source Available to Seattle: Impact Fees from Developers

February 11th, 2023

Summary & Introduction:  Problem: The Seattle city government continues to struggle to collect revenues sufficient to cover its costs, including for its infrastructure. This fiscal problem is caused by a combination of factors: some revenue sources declining, city government officials struggling to manage existing costs (such as personnel and pensions), and City Hall taking on […]


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 […]


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