Clearing a Path: Improving Seattle Police’s Towing Practices

November 21st, 2014
On November 12 a crash occurred on the West Seattle Bridge during morning rush hour. Our Fire and Police Departments immediately responded to the scene. There were no injuries, but the disabled vehicle blocked the eastbound left lane. A tow [More]

Encouraging More Young People to Ride Bicycles

October 9th, 2014
Several weeks ago my legislative aide and I joined students at Global Connections High School on their ride with the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project.  I encourage you to check out their website to learn about this great program [More]

Planting the Seeds for Sharing

October 2nd, 2014
Seattle has many talented and would-be gardeners.  The local food movement has grown rapidly. It is not unusual to find flourishing gardens in planting strips, on the roofs of restaurants, apartments and even on garages. Nearly 7,000 people are tending [More]

First Look at the West Seattle Route of the Seattle Bicycle Plan

August 19th, 2014
Often I meet with people to learn more about their traffic and transportation concerns.  For example, I have ridden in a large oil tanker truck to experience the challenges of freight from Ballard to Harbor Island.  I have gone [More]

Taking Action on Oil Trains

August 11th, 2014
Several weeks ago an oil train derailed in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.  The derailment happened under the Magnolia bridge and alongside a bike path. The outcome truly could have been a disaster but the incident occurred without injury or destruction of [More]

Heads up – Distracted Pedestrians May Spell Danger

June 18th, 2014
PEMCO Insurance will issue a news release tomorrow, June 18, based on the latest results from the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll. We learned that 88% of Northwest drivers say they see pedestrians who are distracted while crossing streets or walking on [More]

Why I Support Increasing the Minimum Wage

June 3rd, 2014
Below are my remarks from Monday’s Council meeting regarding the Mayor’s minimum wage ordinance:   Thank you very much colleagues, for all of your work on this issue, and everyone here in the audience who followed and worked on this [More]

Help get Seattle moving–Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Seeks New Members

May 19th, 2014
The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an [More]

More Opportunities to Serve Seattle!

May 2nd, 2014
Did you know that the City of Seattle has over 50 advisory boards and commissions? Over 300 citizen volunteers are appointed by the Mayor and Council to help shape policy and provide input to City leaders on important issues within [More]

Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee Seeks New Members

April 16th, 2014
The Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee is accepting applications for new members to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by the Seattle City Council in 1975 to improve [More]