Posts for 'Councilmember Pedersen'

Opening Light Rail Stations, Tiny Homes, Tree Legislation, and City Budgets

September 24th, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, Next week our new light rail stations open in Roosevelt and the U District! Whether or not you’re preparing to wake up at 4 AM on Saturday, October 2 to ride one of the first trains at the new stations, I hope you will check them out soon and help our region […]

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Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

September 24th, 2021

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, large conifer trees that city law defines as “Exceptional.”  Trees provide numerous benefits including carbon sequestration, absorption of rainwater to reduce harmful runoff into Puget […]

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New Tiny Home Village to Help People Experiencing Homelessness in our District 4

September 23rd, 2021

Here are updates on the new Tiny Home Village to help people experiencing homelessness in our District 4. Located at NE 45th Street and Roosevelt Way NE, thanks to the City of Seattle, Sound Transit, and the Low Income Housing Institute, the Tiny Home Village will have up to 36 tiny homes and be in […]

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Rebuilding Bridges, Appreciating Officers, and More in D4

August 23rd, 2021

August 2021 Friends and Neighbors, As we approach the end of summer and look forward to the fall season, we’ll strive to beat back the COVID resurgence, help children return to school, diplomatically debate our city’s $6.5 billion annual budget, and recommit ourselves to solving the Seattle challenges intensified by the pandemic. While the City […]

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Bridges, Tree Infrastructure, Tiny Homes, Murals and More in D4

July 22nd, 2021

July 2021 Friends and Neighbors, As the summer advances, we continue to emerge from the pandemic together. Despite all the struggles, it’s great to see some smiles again. Please read on for bridges, tree infrastructure, tiny homes, murals and more in District 4!  Thank you. IN DISTRICT 4 Future of U District Brightens Councilmember Pedersen […]

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West Seattle Bridge Updates

July 14th, 2021

The sudden safety closure of the West Seattle “High-Rise” Bridge in March 2020 has been a major challenge for Seattle and Washington State. Even though the West Seattle Bridge is not in Seattle’s District 4, Councilmember Alex Pedersen provides periodic updates on the closure, stabilization, repairs, and other issues impacting the bridge because he was […]

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Conquering COVID, Financial Relief, and District 4 updates

June 24th, 2021

June 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; and […]

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Updates for King County Metro Bus and Sound Transit Riders

June 15th, 2021

OCTOBER 1, 2021 UPDATE: New bus routes starting October 2, 2021 The “North Link Mobility Project” is one of the largest service changes King County Metro has planned to date, helping connect bus service with the three new Light Rail stations coming online this month in the University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate neighborhoods. In crafting […]

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Seattle Policy Changes Impacting Residential Tenants and Housing Providers (Landlords): 2020 and 2021

June 7th, 2021

Introduction: During the past two years, the Seattle City Council has passed several new policies and funding to benefit residential tenants. Some of this legislation I supported and some I did not, depending on the specifics of each proposal. In general, if the proposal was targeted to serve those in financial need during the COVID […]

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Honoring George Floyd, Conquering COVID, and more for D4

May 27th, 2021

May 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 […]

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