YOU’RE INVITED! Join an the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Online Meeting April 20th

April 16th, 2015

You’re invited to join an online meeting about the draft Transportation Levy to Move Seattle proposal introduced by Mayor Murray last month. The meeting will be hosted by Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly and staff on Monday, April 20, from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. The online format will allow you to learn about […]

 [More]


Update on the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project

February 4th, 2015

Over the course of the last year, my office has received a great deal of correspondence regarding the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project proposed for the Cheasty Greenspace.  This project first came before the Council as part of its approval of a Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) grant that would support the construction of a […]

 [More]


Let’s get Seattle Walking! The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is Accepting Applications for New Members!

December 11th, 2014

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project […]

 [More]


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 truck did not arrive for nearly ninety minutes, resulting in major delays across West Seattle […]

 [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 that encourages young people, particularly from diverse lower-income families, to embrace bicycling as a form […]

 [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 a plot at one of Seattle’s 89 P-Patch gardens.  Over 1,000 more people are on […]

 [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 influential role in implementing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and […]

 [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 traffic safety for all of Seattle’s school children, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s […]

 [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 stickers or used as trash bins. In some cases a dozen or more are lined […]

 [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 using the placards to get free street parking, thus taking up spaces for those who […]

 [More]