Posts for 'Councilmember Pedersen'

Kshama Sawant’s bill to create 40 tent encampments in Seattle passed, despite attempts for sensible amendments

February 18th, 2020

Today the City Council approved Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s bill to expand the number of tent encampments authorized by our city government from three to 40. Hoping to make her encampment legislation stronger, I offered amendments to preserve, expand, and extend the successful version of the “Tiny Home Village” model that lifts up those experiencing homelessness […]


National Archives building update: disappointed by the federal agencies

February 11th, 2020

CONVEYING OUR DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THE FEDERAL AGENCIES: Federal agencies involved in pushing the sale of the national archives building at 6125 Sand Point Way NE in our District 4 finally met with me today (February 11, 2020). Specifically, I met with officials from the Public Buildings Reform Board (the agency that officially recommended the sale), […]


My vote to limit winter evictions during our homelessness crisis.

February 10th, 2020

In a surprising 7-0 vote this afternoon, the City Council passed an audacious ordinance prohibiting larger landlords from evicting low and moderate income tenants in Seattle during the 3 coldest months of December, January, and February, with exceptions for criminal and unsafe activities and other just causes for eviction. The vote was surprising because I […]


Follow-up from our Town Hall: Where to Comment on the “J Line” Bus Rapid Ride (Eastlake Ave) Proposal and How to Connect to the Eastlake Community Council

January 31st, 2020

Thanks to those who attended the Town Hall for District 4 residents, hosted last night by the Eastlake Community Council. If we did not answer a question you might have had or you did not get a chance to state your views on an issue important to you, please e-mail us at At the […]


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 […]


Letter to Lyft and Uber Following the January 22nd Mass Shooting

January 27th, 2020

In the wake of last week’s shooting, I heard disturbing reports of extraneous “surge” pricing of ride share companies that occurred during the chaos and confusion of the incident. Attached is a link to the letter I sent to Lyft and Uber today, as the Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee, inquiring about the […]


Statements on federal agencies proposing to sell archives property in NE Seattle

January 25th, 2020

1/25/2020 Statement: “I am very frustrated and disappointed with the federal agencies advancing the sale of this important historical asset here in Northeast Seattle. As someone who taught history, majored in history, and worked for the Clinton Administration, I recognize the value of these historic archives being located nearby. I will continue to support the […]


Statement on downtown shooting

January 23rd, 2020

I am saddened, horrified, and fed up with the senseless violence we saw in Wednesday’s shooting, and I echo the statement made by Councilmembers Lewis and Herbold today:…/councilmembers-herbold-lewi…/… “This morning our hearts are filled with grief for the loss of life that occurred as a result of last night’s shootings.  We are deeply saddened […]


Statement on Committee Assignments

January 6th, 2020

I am excited to announce that I will Chair the City Council’s Transportation, Utilities (and Technology) Committee. This is an enormous responsibility and a vote of confidence in my fiscal accountability experience as these departments comprise more than half ($3.8 billion) of our city government’s budget of $6.5 billion. This Committee impacts everyone as we […]


News Release: Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Analysis of Climate Impacts with New Legislation

January 2nd, 2020

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, NE Seattle) today announced he is introducing a resolution in the coming weeks to include climate change and carbon footprint considerations as part of an expanded “Fiscal Note” the City Council uses to review legislation. “Over the past year, I heard from residents all over District 4 who […]


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