Posts for April, 2013

Opt out of yellow pages by May 6!

April 25th, 2013

The City of Seattle and yellow pages publishers recently reached an agreement to provide residents and businesses easy control of the delivery of yellow pages directories to their homes through www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. I encourage any Seattelites who are still receiving yellow pages directories to go to www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. May 6 is the deadline for opting out of […]

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My South Lake Union Proposal

April 19th, 2013

We are getting close to the final vote on the South Lake Union rezone. Here is the video from Monday of my presentation the affordable housing proposal I have been working on. In it, I lay out the case for why I think we need this amendment and why I think it is better for […]

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Community Cornerstones – advancing Equitable Transit Oriented Development

April 18th, 2013

Yesterday the Community Cornerstones program reported to the Council on progress for equitable transit oriented development in South Seattle. This simple chart highlights what we are talking about – placing the needs of low-income residents at the center of transit-oriented development. It was described as “TOD with social equity.” That is, developing the physical infrastructure […]

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April Inside/Out: Council Edition

April 9th, 2013

I was on this month’s Council Edition with colleagues Council President Sally Clark and Councilmember Nick Licata. We covered a wide range of topics, from the South Lake Union rezone to state transportation funding to pot to apodments. Whew!

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2013 1st Quarter Report

April 1st, 2013

With the first quarter of 2013 now in our rear-view, here is a report on some of the things I have been working on. City Light and Energy Efficiency: Our efforts to help the poorest Seattleites with their energy bills—through bill reduction, energy efficiency work in their homes, or both—have really ramped up. We have […]

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