Seattle Sexism: It’s Real and It Has To Stop

May 12th, 2016

We women have made great strides toward equality in many ways, but this past week we learned a sad lesson: Scratch the surface in Seattle and some serious anti-women sentiment begins brewing. For those who haven’t followed the local story, the Seattle City Council denied a public street vacation in SODO to support a developer’s […]

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Sound Transit Needs Your Input!

April 29th, 2016

Seattle voters will soon have an exciting opportunity to consider a ballot measure asking whether we will support a regional light rail system, including a light rail line connecting Downtown to Ballard, with stops at South Lake Union, Seattle Center, and Interbay. The most recent openings of the Capitol Hill and University District light rail […]

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Office Hours in District 7

April 25th, 2016

Last Wednesday, I hosted District 7 Office Hours in the Belltown Community Center. I was pleased to hear from community members on topics ranging from housing, transit, HALA, recreational marijuana licenses and homelessness. Each person brought a unique perspective, and I truly appreciate the opportunity to speak informally and in depth about their issues. Specifically, […]

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The Occidental Street Vacation is a Seriously Bad Idea

April 19th, 2016

I recognize the time and money that has gone into this street vacation proposal and I very much appreciate my council colleagues and applaud our sport fans and supporters who have come to dozens of meetings and events since 2012, making their wishes and recommendations known loud and clear. That said, I cannot fathom why […]

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Street Beans and New Horizons: A Cup of Coffee Overflowing with Compassion

April 19th, 2016

Friday night basketball games, high school proms, college applications, Monday morning math tests, and drama performances–these should be the biggest worries for youth and young adults in King County, not where they are going to sleep tonight. Sadly, hundreds of youth and young adults are simply trying to survive in our region. During this year’s […]

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Checkin’ out the Streets with the MID Outreach Team

April 15th, 2016

I met Jackie St. Louis and Judy Parker at 7:30 a.m. this past Thursday morning at the Metropolitan Improvement District’s (MID) Offices Downtown. Jackie and Judy are incredibly talented outreach workers. Those of us who live and work Downtown know the MID Ambassadors – the 90 women and men who wear bright yellow jackets — […]

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The If Project

April 14th, 2016

Eight years ago Seattle Police Detective Kim Bogucki received a stack of essays from Renata, an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW at Purdy). With these essays as a foundation, Kim and Renata created the If Project, a program with a mission of preventing future crime, supporting former inmates in re-entry, and […]

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A One Stop Shop for Coordinated Resources

April 5th, 2016

Every day I am learning a little bit more about the homelessness crisis and every day realizing that being homeless and working to become re-engaged with our community is harder than most of us can fathom. Over the past ten days I have met with judges from our King County Superior Court, District Court, and […]

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Safe & Connected: The Future of Bike Share in Seattle

March 18th, 2016

Over the past few weeks, my office has heard from a significant number of community members about Pronto and City acquisition of our bike share system. I have appreciated the rigorous analysis taking place on all sides of this issue and want to share my rationale for supporting the legislation to move forward with bike share. After countless conversations with […]

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My Day Walking in the (Muddy) Shoes of One Young Woman

February 13th, 2016

My day started early Saturday morning; the first meeting was 6:00 a.m. in Uptown with a group called Heroes for the Homeless.   Thirty of us re-packed donated oranges, sandwiches, cheese sticks and Fran’s chocolates into zip lock bags; we separated dry socks, clothes and hygiene items into other bags, and prepared gallons of hot chocolate […]

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