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]

Join Seattle Me for “little City Hall”

April 9th, 2014
Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen At the SW Branch of Seattle Public Library 9010 35th Avenue SW 2:00pm-4:00pm Thursday, April 10, 2014 Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to [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]