Posts for 'Councilmember Strauss'

Completing the ‘Missing Link’ of the Burke-Gilman Trail

March 10th, 2023

Today I am sharing an update in real-time about the next steps to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail ‘Missing Link’. Today I wrote Mayor Bruce Harrell and SDOT Director Greg Spotts requesting outreach and design of the ‘Missing Link’ to be completed along Market Street, Leary Avenue, and 17th Avenue. The most basic way to see […]


Ballard Commons Grand Reopening!

December 7th, 2022

Join us for the welcome back celebration of Ballard Commons on March 11th and 12th from noon to 6:00 pm both days. We will have games for kids and adults, food, music, and performances from local organizations. We’ll send out a full schedule of events in the coming weeks and we’re excited to see you […]


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 […]


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