District 6 deserves a voice in City Hall. I am committed to working directly with the residents of District 6 on issues that impact our communities. To make sure that our government is working for you, I will have a District Office in Ballard and office hours across District 6.
Homelessness and Housing
Seattle is experiencing a housing, homelessness and chemical dependency crisis like never before in our lifetime. There is not a silver bullet to address this state of emergency but we need to implement the known solutions. Studies have provided the City and County with a roadmap to solving this crisis, but government isn’t working fast enough.
Better Transportation Planning
Sound Transit 3 is coming – but not soon enough. I will work with SDOT and Metro to bring fast and reliable transit options connecting District 6 today because we cannot wait 16 years for Sound Transit! I coordinated the regional workgroup to address transportation planning and funding in Interbay. This workgroup coordinates transportation planning to competitively seek funding as a package of projects.
Gun Violence Prevention
There are too many cases of gun violence- particularly mass shootings in our schools. I am the only candidate in this race to be a leader on gun violence prevention. I worked on Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation in Olympia, on the initiative campaign, and now have the opportunity to work closely with Seattle Police Department to ensure implementation at the City level is as effective as possible.
Protecting our Environment
Seattle is a beautiful place to live and we must continue to reduce greenhouse emissions and increase our community’s resilience to the likely impacts of climate change. We must make investments now to preserve open green space, improve our salmon habitat and reduce pollutants in our air and water.
A Great Education
A great city needs great schools. Too often the city and the school district act in silos. We have a unique opportunity to support Seattle schools and the School District through Our Department of Education and Early Learning. I’ll work to ensure the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy supports the students and families who need it most and puts our tax dollars to good use.