Posts for November, 2014

Mary’s Place and Crowdfunding Toward Solutions for Homelessness

November 14th, 2014

We are about to pass a budget in the City of Seattle that truly puts people first. I am proud of the additional $1+ million my colleagues and I added to help people who are homeless get safe housing, to clean their clothes and shower, to charge their phones, to move off our city streets […]

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Green Seattle Day 2014

November 10th, 2014

  Thank you, everyone who volunteered during the 9th Annual Green Seattle Day this past Saturday! I joined almost 200 people to plant nearly 1000 native trees and shrubs in our Cheasty Forest. The Cheasty volunteers had  removed mountains of ivy and other invasives over the past year and Saturday was the fun part — planting […]

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The Westlake Cycle Track: A way we all can get where we need to go

November 5th, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend the third open house hosted by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to discuss a multi-model transportation project happening in our Westlake Community: the new Westlake Cycle Track. The implementation of the Cycle Track will be an important step forward to make our streets bike-able, walk-able, drivable and safe […]

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Thank You Seattle Voters!

November 5th, 2014

I woke up this morning proud that I live in Seattle. Thank you Seattle voters for voting to protect public safety by requiring criminal background checks on gun transactions, to invest in transit, and to improve access to quality preschool for the children in our city.  Thanks especially to all who worked on these successful campaigns […]

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2015-2016 Budget Update

November 3rd, 2014

My colleagues on City Council and I are working together to review Mayor Murray’s budget for 2015-2016. We’ve heard from hundreds of people at the two Public Hearings and many more people have written to suggest investments in programs we want to support—thank you for your active participation in the process! My primary budget priorities for this year […]

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