Posts for 'Councilmember Strauss'

Ballard Commons Update

December 7th, 2022

December 2021   Ballard Commons Park was addressed after over sixty people were brought inside into shelter by using a new model that featured a people-centric approach to addressing homelessness. This work was possible only because of the partnership between Deputy Mayor Tiffany Washington, Evergreen Treatment Services – REACH, the Vehicle Residency Outreach Team, the Ballard […]


Woodland Park Encampment Drawdown

October 31st, 2022

In the spring of 2022, four months of work at Woodland Park culminated in the highest number of homeless residents moving out of an encampment and into shelter in the City’s history. Throughout the process, my office gave updates on the homeless encampment draw down at Woodland Park. It’s important to note that at Woodland […]


Historic Ballard

June 28th, 2022

May 29, 2022, was the 115th anniversary of Ballard being annexed to the City of Seattle. The reason for annexing has a complicated history, which I will outline below. To celebrate Ballard’s history prior to annexation, and how far we have come in the last 115 years, I wanted to share some fun, historic facts […]


Café Streets

June 8th, 2022

Café Streets in Seattle have proven their popularity through this pandemic – even with our region’s unpredictable weather. Currently, we are on the pathway to permanency, and plans to regulate the Café Street program are being formalized. Businesses need certainty and flexibility, and we are keeping this in mind as plans are being formed. The […]


Our Small Business Work

June 29th, 2020

Small businesses are the foundation of our community and what make our neighborhoods unique and vibrant.  When the COVID-19 pandemic began, there was no playbook to guide our small businesses on how to remain open or survive. Nor was there a guide for how government could provide the necessary help to keep our small businesses afloat.  […]


Land Use Legislation // Ballard Commons Update // Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade Postponed // “Drive-Thru” Farmers Market // COVID-19 Updates and Resources

May 1st, 2020

Neighbors, As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic I would like to update you on emerging issues, update you on how we’re addressing the pandemic, how we can support each other and our small businesses, and how I can help you. In this week’s newsletter we begin with information from City Council, district updates, […]


Ballard Commons Park; COVID-19 Updates; Success Stories

April 13th, 2020

Neighbors, As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic I would like to update you on emerging issues, updates on addressing the pandemic, how we can support each other and our small businesses, and how I can help you. At the bottom of this newsletter are success stories of how my office is assisting the […]


Ballard Commons Park Update

April 10th, 2020

May 4, 2020 Since my first days in office, and long before the COVID-19 pandemic or the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, I have been working to address the situation in and around Ballard Commons Park. I was heartened to learn that as of last week the Navigation Team had moved 17 people out of […]


COVID-19 Update // Fremont Walking Tour

March 24th, 2020

Neighbors, So much has changed in the weeks since I emailed you last. In this newsletter we have updates from before the COVID-19 State of Emergency, resources for you to use during this emergency, and a reminder to use our office to help you navigate access to these resources. Our office is already assisting D6 […]


Walking Tour: Green Lake / Community Council Meetings / Office Hours / Testifying in Olympia / Supporting the Ballard P-Patch / Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool Renovation / Your Voice, Your Choice / Jacob A. Riis at the Nordic Museum

March 3rd, 2020

We just wrapped up week eight of my time serving you on the City Council. My team has hit the ground running, attending events and meetings across the district, and preparing to introduce my first legislation. In these eight weeks we have held 26 in-district constituent meetings, attended 9 community group meetings, met with 24 small […]


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