The Omicron variant is here. Staying vigilant will help keep you and your loved ones safe.
📍Get tested (FYI: City Hall has a walk-up testing site on the 4th Ave side.)
💉- get vaccinated and/or boosted:
😷- wear a mask
I'm thrilled Seattle is accepting proposals for the City's Participatory Budgeting process! Thank you to all the Black and Brown organizers who dedicated so much of their energy to create this community victory. This will be a huge shift from the status quo.
Now open! We are accepting applications for requests for proposals in the City’s Participatory Budgeting Process. With $28 million in funding available, this is the largest PB undertaking in the nation. Learn more!
The Council's $7.1 billion budget was signed today, creating an historic $194 million for housing and supportive services. All these investments are possible because of the progressive revenue from Council's JumpStart Seattle. Thank you to everyone who engaged in the process!
Today SDOT announced the start of construction of repairs to the West Seattle Bridge, with the issuance of the formal “Notice to Proceed” to Kraemer North America. This is great news for our District 1 communities and the entire region.
This week’s newsletter is posted! 💫 Read it to find out more about the adopted 2022 budget, my recent tour of the community safety and communications center, updates on the West Seattle bridge and more.
🛍️🎵 Shop to the Beat is accepting applications! The @SeattleEconomy program matches small retail businesses with local musicians for live and free performances at their stores. Apply by 12/17: #ShopToTheBeat#ShopSmall
Have you gotten your #COVID19#booster? Everyone 18+ is now eligible. It’s especially important for older adults (50 and older) and other high-risk populations to get the extra protection from a booster shot.
Visit to schedule an appointment.
UPDATE: Everyone ages 18 years and older is eligible for a #COVID19 booster shot.
You may get your booster 6 months after you’re fully vaccinated with a 2-dose vaccine & 2 months after you’re fully vaccinated with a 1-dose vaccine.
In honor of #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, this month's virtual display highlights books about Native Americans. Most titles are written and/or illustrated by Native peoples. You'll find both stories & nonfiction, historical & contemporary. Explore at:
Today we passed the #2022Budget! Despite facing a $15M revenue shortfall, this budget adds to our fiscal reserves and protects us against future economic volatility while investing millions in community and Council priorities (1/2)
Exciting news! I am honored to join @NLCitySolutions Board of Directors.
Some of the most innovative and exciting policies in the country are happening in cities. The NLC is an incredible organization that allows elected officials to learn and grow from one another.
Our Interactive Budget Tool is now live! It allows you to view the amendments that comprise the draft Council budget. You can filter the the amendments to view them by sponsor/Councilmember or voting groups.
Use it ➡️
Our final public hearing starts at 9:30a.m. today and Council will spend the rest of this week deliberating on the final round of amendments.
Watch: via @SeattleChannel
Register for public comment:
Big news, Washington families! After rigorous testing and months of clinical trials, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for children ages 5–11.
Read more about what your family needs to know in our latest blog.
Today we will be discussing the revised balancing package. Our initial package prioritized the city’s limited revenue in investments that help house Seattleites, serve our homeless neighbors, invest in a thriving local economy, and create safer communities for all.
Be sure to join us tomorrow morning for our final dedicated public hearing at 9:30 a.m.
Let us know what aspects of the budget you support and what investments should be added before our final Council vote!