I have lived in West Seattle for the past two decades and I love it here. From Admiral to Alki and Delridge to South Park, and all neighborhoods in between, this is my home. I ran for City Council in 2015 when the City shifted back to Districted Elections for the first time in 100 years. This shift provided an opportunity for Districts to be represented by someone who is actually a part of their community and most importantly, someone who would listen to the needs of the neighborhoods.
Phil Tavel's Approach
The City of Seattle must be more accountable and transparent to the public it serves. Programs and services must be more efficiently and equitably delivered to District 1 and across Seattle. The public should have more opportunities to be involved with the City’s budget process. The City Budget Office has provided more information and updates online, however, the people of Seattle still feel left out of the discussion. We must work harder to educate the people of Seattle on the City Budget Process and rationale for City budget decisions. The public must be more involved with how public dollars are being spent.
We must further improve working relationships with members of City Council, the Mayor’s office and City Departments. My professional background has given me the knowledge and training to open doors within City, County and State Government to deliver better results to the public.
Trust & Respect
I will solicit input and listen to your concerns to ensure a more authentic outreach and engagement process. The people of District 1 and across Seattle deserve to be respected and must be able to trust their elected representatives.