Posts for 'Councilmember Strauss'

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 […]


Walking Tour of PhinneyWood / Tree Protection Ordinance Update / In-District Office Hours / Neighborhood Street Fund / International Clash Day

February 11th, 2020

It has been a very full first month as your District 6 representative. I have spent considerable time throughout the District, attending community meetings, participating in walking tours of Phinneywood and Ballard and going on a ride-along with Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct Officers. I also began my tenure as one of Seattle’s representatives on […]


Hitting the Ground Running

January 10th, 2020

Dear friends and neighbors, I am honored to be your District 6 Councilmember, representing the neighborhoods that shaped me and made me the person I am today. My top priority as your Councilmember is to steward our growth to be a sustainable, equitable, and affordable city that provides a high quality of life for everyone. […]


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