Posts for 'Councilmember Pedersen'

Budget Amendments Brainstorm

October 27th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, We’re in the heat of the budget amendment process, so it would be cool to hear about your budget priorities. This budget bonanza is the bulk of this month’s newsletter, along with more civic treats: District 4: Wallingford Volunteer Cleanup, Your District 4 Team Finding and Fixing, Climate Resiliency Upgrade at NE Seattle […]


Budgets, Safe Streets, Trees, and More

September 28th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, Falling into the Fall, the big issue is the big budget proposed by Mayor Harrell. Your City Council enters its 2-month process to review, amend, and adopt a balanced budget as required by State law. Here is the entire pile of topics you can peek into this month: District 4: 50th Anniversary […]


Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinances

September 20th, 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, […]


Active August: still working hard for you ✅

August 29th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, I’m working for you throughout August, despite the City Council being on what we call a “recess” for the last two weeks of this month. The recess is not a vacation, but rather a time free from formal committee meetings and City Council meetings. This time enables our offices to catch up […]


Tiny Home Village Helping People Experiencing Homelessness in our District 4 Will Transform to More Permanent Low-Income Housing in Future

August 15th, 2023

Here are updates on the new Tiny Home Village helping people experiencing homelessness in our District 4. Located in the heart of the U District at NE 45th Street and Roosevelt Way NE, Rosie’s Village has 35 temporary tiny homes in place for at least 2 1/2 years, thanks to the City of Seattle, Sound […]


Summarizing July, Saving Luma, Saving $ on Your Water Bill

July 27th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, Let’s jump into our July newsletter where there’s something for everyone. Thank you for reading and caring! District 4: Community Center Ribbon-Cutting in Magnuson Park; Save Luma the Cedar Tree in Wedgwood; Getting Your Goat; Exploring the Troll’s Knoll in East Fremont; and Traffic Challenges near Montlake Bridge. Public Safety and Homelessness: […]


June Updates – Urging City Hall to Stop Taxing Your Drinking Water 💸

June 29th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, As we enter the warmer summer months, I answer questions on hot local government issues for the Seattle Channel – including why it’s time for City Hall to stop taxing your drinking water. That and much more in our June newsletter! Seattle Channel Interviews Alex Pedersen Seattle Channel journalist Brian Callanan asked me to provide […]


Time for Tax Fairness in Seattle – Time to Repeal the Tax on Your Drinking Water

June 7th, 2023

Recent History (in reverse chronological order):   August 18, 2023: Seattle Times Editorial Board Calls Pedersen’s Tax Reform “a solid idea.” The Seattle Times editorial board called Pedersen’s tax reform proposal “a solid idea.” Here’s the excerpt: “Big picture, I don’t believe City Hall has a revenue problem. It has a spending problem,” said Councilmember Alex […]


May Survey Listens to Seattle

May 31st, 2023

Friends and Neighbors, In this month’s newsletter from City Hall and Northeast Seattle, we unveil new citywide survey results along with our regular riveting topics. Please click on the links below to zip to the sections that interest you the most: District 4:  Eastlake Finishes Pedestrian Path; Hawthorne Hills / View Ridge Crime Prevention Meeting; […]


Plan to Phase-Out Harmful Gasoline-Fueled Leaf Blowers in Seattle

May 26th, 2023

After conducting research and conferring with constituents, I have concluded that gasoline-fueled leaf blowers should be phased out in Seattle because they harm public health and the environment. Leaf blowers powered by clean electricity and batteries have become more powerful and effective. Our city government should lead by example in converting to cleaner, less noisy […]


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