Posts for 'Councilmember Johnson'

Shaping Growth in the University District

September 12th, 2016

Today the City of Seattle released a proposal to shape housing and job growth in the University District equitably and affordably. The proposal combines changes to land use regulations, like zoning and development standards, with City investments in open space, transportation, and social services to reflect the community’s priorities which have been expressed over five […]

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Here’s to the Start of a Successful School Year

September 7th, 2016

Many kids throughout Seattle woke up this morning welcoming their first day of school. And as I watched my daughters fill their backpacks and walk into their kindergarten classroom for the first time, I couldn’t help but reflect on this milestone in their lives and how they will be shaped by the Seattle Public School […]

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My Thoughts on the North Precinct

August 18th, 2016

On Monday, the Council took action on a resolution regarding the North Precinct, a proposed new facility that would serve most of the residents of District 4. Though much as been made of previous Council discussions on the project, I’ve heard from many constituents that they want to build the new precinct, but that the […]

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Affordable Housing for Every Neighborhood

August 2nd, 2016

Today is a very big day for the Planning, Land Use & Zoning committee, as we will vote to send our Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential (MHAR) framework to Full Council for consideration on Monday, August 15, 2016. As our city continues to grow I believe this framework will help make our city more affordable […]

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Reflections On the Tragic Events of Last Week

July 12th, 2016

After providing an initial statement to Seattle Weekly, and receiving many emails and phone calls regarding my thoughts on last week’s events, I felt compelled to provide a full, updated statement on last week’s events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas. Like many others in our community and around the country I have had difficulty sleeping […]

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#SeaHomeless

June 29th, 2016

Today, media outlets across our region are focusing on homelessness (explore #SeaHomeless). I wanted to highlight the significance of that coordination and add a bit about what our office is doing to help make homelessness rare, brief, and one time. Recently, I attended a walking tour in the Central District; what began as a discussion […]

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Improved ST3 Plan Announced

May 26th, 2016

As a daily transit rider I feel a strong responsibility to ensure that the decisions we make on the Sound Transit board will be in the best interests of our current and future riders. To that end, I am incredibly proud of the work that our staff and board have accomplished with our updated Sound […]

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Let’s Talk About Road Safety

May 16th, 2016

I was upset to learn about the two bicycle-car collisions in District 4 last week – one along NE 65th Street and the other along 20th Ave NE. First and foremost, I wish a quick and healthy recovery to the bike riders who were both transported to Harborview as a result of their respective accidents.  It is […]

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Why Investing in Bike-Share Matters

March 1st, 2016

I have received many messages from constituents both urging me to refrain from ‘bailing out’ Pronto, as well as to save our city’s bike-share program. And while I want to confirm that I take all communications I receive to heart, I also want to widen the narrow scope through which this issue is being viewed […]

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My personal and professional worlds collide

February 18th, 2016

My urban planning background means I end up having a lot of discussions and strategy sessions with friends and colleagues around built environment, transportation, and density. But it also inspires me to get involved with related considerations such as the recent issue around Seattle Public School capacity. The recent discussion by Seattle Public Schools to […]

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