Documentary filmmaker Chris Rufo to challenge Councilman Mike O’Brien in 2019

Longstanding City Councilman Mike O’Brien will have a challenger in next year’s election. His name is Chris Rufo, and he’s looking to take O’Brien’s seat in Seattle City Council’s District 6, which includes Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Rufo, originally from California, is a documentary filmmaker, and spent 10 years directing documentaries […]

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Councilmember O’Brien to attend Phinney Ridge Council meeting

District 6 City Council Representative Mike O’Brien will be the special guest at Phinney Ridge Community Council’s next meeting next Tuesday, June 6, to discuss policies that he and the Council are proposing that could affect our neighborhood. Questions for Councilmember O’Brien will be taken in advance. The Community Council’s Board is also developing topics of interest that they […]

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Councilmember O’Brien to host Health and Public Safety Forum at Nordic Heritage Museum

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) will host a community forum this Thursday evening, September 29, at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Councilmember O’Brien will reconvene neighbors and community members to discuss how the City can move forward to implement solutions to public health and safety concerns in District 6 […]

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Councilmember O’Brien to host Health and Public Safety forum tonight

Our local Councilmember Mike O’Brien will host a community forum this evening (Wednesday, July 27) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. to engage, educate, and activate residents of Northwest Seattle relating to neighborhood public safety and public health issues. The forum will highlight different approaches to address Seattle’s homelessness crisis and give community members a chance to share their […]

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Proposed bill released to encourage construction of Backyard Cottages

Last week, Councilmember Mike O’Brien released a proposal that would make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units in Seattle. According to O’Brien, as of December 2015, 221 backyard cottages had been constructed or permitted in Seattle since Council authorized their use in 2009, despite approximately 75,000 single-family lots that are […]

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City to proceed with homeless encampment on Market St

After months of deliberation and contentious meetings with various neighborhood stakeholders Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien announced on Wednesday that the City is going ahead with the temporary homeless encampment at 2826 NW Market St. After consulting with a number of local stakeholders, City staff spent the last three months evaluating the viability of six alternative sites, […]

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