Posts for January, 2012

More public safety tips: How to make a good 911 call

January 27th, 2012

I was at the Thorton Creek Alliance (TCA) meeting for provocative community meeting last night, where neighbors had a productive conversation about public safety. Terrie Johnston, a neighborhood liaison from the Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct, spoke.  The neighbors in this area are concerned – as is everyone in our city – about how to […]

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Neighborhoods take action against crime

January 25th, 2012

On Monday night I joined a nighttime walk-about with the Southeast Seattle Crime Prevention Council (SSCPC), a nonprofit community group committed to addressing crime and public safety issues. Roughly 25 neighbors from the Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, and Othello neighborhoods joined security officers from Sound Transit and Seattle Police officers from the South […]

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Come visit us at City Hall this Saturday!

January 25th, 2012

We’re having an open house this weekend at your City Hall, and I would love to invite you to attend! City Hall will be open Saturday, January 28th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Please come on down and enjoy local music and food, learn about resources the City provides, meet me, my colleagues, and […]

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Parks and Neighborhoods Committee recap: Parks saves taxpayer money, Levy Oversight committee spends it wisely

January 20th, 2012

We held the first meeting of the new Parks and Neighborhoods committee Thursday, January 19, 2012. See the meeting agenda. Our committee attendance was VERY small, due to icy conditions on the roads.  I missed our usual crowd, but I’m glad people were wise and stayed warm and safe at home. One important note for […]

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Crossing the Cascade Curtain: Seattle for Washington

January 17th, 2012

Yesterday I went to Olympia with fellow Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen, Richard Conlin, and Sally Clark as part of our Seattle for Washington strategy. Being in Olympia yesterday was like being inside a snow globe. Outside, that is. Inside the Capitol Building, it was abnormally calm and quiet because of the weather forecast. We Councilmembers divided […]

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I support marriage equality

January 11th, 2012

I fully support marriage equality legislation and want it to pass in the Washington State Legislature this year. The reason?  I don’t think it’s fair to say to one group of people, “Yes, you can marry”, and to another, “No, you can’t”. People don’t choose who they love. Gay and lesbian couples should have the […]

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