Posts for 'Councilmember Pedersen'

New Mayor, New Council, New Committees, New Hope

January 27th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Starting this January of 2022, Seattle has a new Mayor (Bruce Harrell), new City Councilmember (Sara Nelson), new City Council President (Debora Juarez), new assignments to City Council committees, and new City Attorney (Ann Davison). I am hopeful this resetting of the political climate at your City Hall will produce positive results […]

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Track Record: Councilmember Alex Pedersen

January 26th, 2022

Elected in November 2019 to serve the over 100,000 residents of Seattle’s District 4, City Councilmember Alex Pedersen has worked hard to honor and synthesize the diverse views of his constituents, to bring accountability to city government, and to improve the quality of life in all neighborhoods — despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, […]

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Winter Storms: Help from your Seattle Government

December 24th, 2021

A big storm is hitting Seattle again and your city government is working hard to keep you safe. For the latest info from the Mayor’s Office (Dec 2021), CLICK HERE. For a summary of advice and help, please keep also reading this blog post…Please be safe out there! COORDINATION and COMMUNICATION: City of Seattle Office […]

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Year-End Results & Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2021

Friends and Neighbors, As we all look forward to the new year of 2022, this December newsletter looks back at this past year of 2021. As the COVID pandemic persists, I will continue to communicate with my constituents to understand their priorities while hopefully navigating a less pisive political climate.  I will continue to offer […]

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Disappointing Decision by Kroger Company to Shut Down 2 of its 15 Seattle Stores

December 14th, 2021

JANUARY 25, 2022 UPDATE: Voting to Overturn Mayor’s veto The legislative journey of Seattle’s ordinance adopted a year ago (January 2021) to require owners of grocery stores in Seattle to pay their workers hazard pay of an additional $4 per hour continues:  just last month, the City Council voted 8 to 0 to sunset those additional payments, but former Mayor Durkan surprisingly vetoed Council’s reasonable sunset bill as she departed office. Then, this week, a majority of the Council reversed […]

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Budget Results and Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2021

November 24, 2021 Friends and Neighbors, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you can reconnect with loved ones during the holidays. I know most of City Hall is thankful for adopting another annual budget to keep your city government operating in 2022 — to deliver clean water and electricity, upgrade Seattle’s infrastructure, […]

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Budget Amendments Unleashed

October 29th, 2021

October 2021 newsletter Friends and Neighbors, City Hall is knee-deep in our process of analyzing Seattle’s budget proposals for 2022. We received Mayor Durkan’s balanced budget proposal on September 27 and, after feedback from constituents and careful review, my team and I put forward several initial amendments to address priorities. Read on for my work so […]

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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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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 35 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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