Tag: Neighborhoods Arts and Civil Rights

Urban Politics #163: SHA Changes Rules

September 11th, 2003

After nearly a year the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), working with the Seattle Senior Housing Program (SSHP) Advisory Committee, will adopt new policies aimed at cutting program costs and moving to a tiered rent structure in an effort to guarantee future access to the SSHP for low-income seniors. This is a victory for the seniors who live in this SHA program since 75% of them are at 30% or below of median income.

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Urban Politics #162: Monorail Update: Landmark Status & Code Changes

August 3rd, 2003

On July 22, the Neighborhoods, Arts & Civil Rights Committee of the Seattle City Council passed Council Bill 114629 an ordinance designating only the Alweg cars for landmarks protection. The ordinance, which I sponsored, does not grant landmarks protections (called “controls”) to the monorail guide ways and columns.

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Urban Politics #161: Monorail and City Codes

July 6th, 2003

The Department of Design, Construction and Land Use (DCLU) has proposed amendments to the Seattle Municipal Code to establish the permit approval process for monorail transit facilities that will be necessary to support the establishment and operation of a monorail transit system. The proposal allows heights of monorail stations to be up to 65 feet.

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Urban Politics #159: Monorail Station Areas Brown Bag

June 8th, 2003

On Tuesday, June 10, the City Neighborhood Council and I will co-host a “brown bag” on monorail station areas.

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Urban Politics #158: Monorail Landmark Designation

June 6th, 2003

The Landmarks Preservation Board voted on Wednesday, June 4, to approve an agreement designating the current 1962 monorail as a historic landmark. With this vote, the issue now moves to the City Council for final consideration.

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Urban Politics #151: Monorail Update

March 27th, 2003

At my Neighborhood, Arts & Civil Rights Committee, my proposed Resolution 30587 establishing a Monorail Technical Advisory Panel (MTAP) was passed and will now be voted on by the Full Council this Monday.

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Urban Politics #145: New INS Legislation Proposed

December 8th, 2002

On Tuesday, December 10 in my Neighborhood, Arts, and Civil Rights Committee I will be introducing legislation that codifies for the City of Seattle the historical relationship between city officials, namely law enforcement and social service providers, and the federal Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS). This is a long-standing relationship that although it isn’t codified in federal law is well established in legal precedent.

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Urban Politics #136: Viaduct Cost & Neighborhood Gathering

July 17th, 2002

The resolution, sponsored by Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck, lists the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Project as a high priority, and lays out a set of principles to guide City actions on the project, such as addressing safety risks, phasing of construction, to funding and design. The resolution prioritizes an underground tunnel “to the maximum extent practicable and feasible,” for the portion along the waterfront, and to a portal north of Roy Street in lower Queen Anne.

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Urban Politics #126: Neighborhood Advisory Gathering

February 26th, 2002

On Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, I will be convening the first of a tri-yearly Neighborhoods Advisory Gathering. The first one will be held at the Garfield Community Center (2323 East Cherry), so please mark your calendars.

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