Visit with Councilmember Rasmussen to Discuss Topics of Interest to You & Your Neighborhood

July 7th, 2014
Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen At the Queen Anne Community Center 1901 1st Ave W 6pm—8pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to you   [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]


Improving the Look and Placement of Newspaper and Periodical Vending Boxes

March 26th, 2014
One challenge of keeping our sidewalks downtown and in our neighborhoods reasonably safe and attractive is managing the use and appearance of newspaper and periodical vending boxes.   It is not unusual to see them damaged or covered with graffiti and [More]


Finally! Good News Out of Olympia!

March 21st, 2014
I’m proud to report that this year’s state legislative session in Olympia included passage of an important  bill that will help curb the rampant unauthorized use of disabled parking placards within Seattle. For years, people without disability have been illegally [More]


Is the Playing Field Even Now?

March 19th, 2014
On Monday, the City Council passed Council Bill 118036, the rideshare ordinance that you very likely have read about. I have received over 12,000 messages from Seattle residents on this issue, mostly urging the Council to oppose caps on the [More]


Why I Support Innovation in Transportation Services

February 28th, 2014
From Tom Rasmussen | February 28, 2014 During the last year, three new popular transportation service companies began operating in Seattle: UberX, Sidecar, and Lyft (pink mustache).  These new services called “transportation network companies” (TNCs) appear to be successful in [More]