On Tuesday April 11th, Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis is our guest for The Urbanist monthly speaker series. Lewis won election in District 7 in 2019 and is up for reelection this year. We’ll discuss his work on Council and his legislative priorities.
As chair of the select committee on homelessness, Lewis has been an advocate for increasing permanent supportive housing and building out tiny house villages. He’s also pushed the City to establish a program to provide civilian emergency response, citing the success of a pilot program in Denver. On transportation, he’s pushed for safe streets investments like a redesign of Thomas Street and called for the pedestrianization of Pike Place — after a stakeholder process of course.
Watch the video below from our talk with Andrew Lewis.
Doug Trumm is publisher of The Urbanist. An Urbanist writer since 2015, he dreams of pedestrianizing streets, blanketing the city in bus lanes, and unleashing a mass timber building spree to end the affordable housing shortage and avert our coming climate catastrophe. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington in 2019. He lives in East Fremont and loves to explore the city on his bike.