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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; […]


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 […]


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 […]


Standing Up for Public Safety in the City Budget

November 29th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, Our November newsletter focuses on the final decisions allocating Seattle’s $7.4 billion budget to address the issues that concern you the most. As I mentioned in my October newsletter, I realize that reducing homelessness and increasing safety remain the top concerns across Seattle and so my efforts during the budget review process […]


Hope Springs Ahead with Day of Service

May 27th, 2022

Friends and Neighbors, This past November delivered hope to many Seattleites by electing a new Mayor, a new citywide Councilmember, and a new City Attorney — followed in January by a new Council President. This past weekend, Mayor Harrell’s “Day of Service” transformed that hope into tangible action. Seahawks Football head coach Pete Carroll joins Mayor Harrell and […]


February Updates: District 4 Projects, Small Businesses, Safety, Homelessness, Vaccines, and More

February 25th, 2021

February 2021 Friends and Neighbors, In addition to advancing legislation in February, I toured our aging University Bridge that connects several District 4 neighborhoods to the rest of our city; visited with the owner of small businesses in Eastlake; participated in an online meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council; and appeared on the Seattle […]


Criteria for Deploying Your Tax Dollars Effectively:

December 13th, 2020

How More Accountability Can Ensure We Do the Most Good for the People Most in Need I believe our city government can and should be more transparent and thorough when allocating and tracking your tax dollars to ensure we do the most good for those most in need. I have devoted more than half of […]


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