Omicron’s sub-variant, 80th anniversary of Exec. Order 9066, last night’s town hall, cold weather shelters, County vans available for non-profits, helmet law repeal, Legislative Session update, climate change in the news, Ukraine-Russia crisis panel...

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February 24, 2022

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I’d like to address the extreme cold we’ve been experiencing. Winter is bearable when you have a cozy, warm home. But for too many of our neighbors that is not the case. The Regional Homelessness Authority (RHA) has been working to open emergency cold-weather shelters. If you or someone you know is in need of shelter from the cold, see the RHA’s list of cold weather shelters throughout King County, including in Seattle. Families with children should call the King County Emergency Family Shelter intake line at 206-245-1026.

Second, I’d like to thank everyone who attended and participated in last night’s Town Hall – it was a great success, and I’m including more details below.

Also see below about concern over the Omicron sub-variant known as “BA.2” as well as information on upcoming events and grant deadlines, the helmet law repeal vote, climate change news, and much more. 

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.