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MHA Process and Schedule; Eviction Reform; Seattle Squeeze Resources; Community Involvement Commission; Planning Commission; Office Hours

MHA Process and Schedule The Council has begun developing and considering amendments to the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) bill which is currently being heard in the Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability.  On January 22, 2018 Council President Bruce Harrell established the 2018 Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA).  The committee was formed to consider […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Microsoft Pledge for Affordable Housing

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Microsoft’s announcement about their pledge to invest $500 million to help develop affordable housing in Seattle and on the eastside: “I commend Microsoft for their leadership and recognizing the region’s urgent need […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Judge Blocking Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, and co-chair of the City’s Census Task Force issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census: “Today’s ruling sends a message to our immigrant communities […]

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City Council Honors 100 years of Labor History in Seattle

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), sponsored a proclamation read in Council Chambers today honoring the importance of labor unions and Seattle’s organized labor history. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, when more than 65,000 general workers stopped working for […]

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Johnson To Join NHL Seattle After Completing City Council Tenure

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today to announce that he has accepted a position with NHL Seattle: “Today I’m announcing that I’ve accepted a job with NHL Seattle to work on transportation planning. “I was approached by NHL Seattle in November of 2018 after I announced that I wasn’t running for […]

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Holding Elected Officials Accountable to Working People

I was elected and then reelected to the Seattle City Council on the basis of my pledge to unwaveringly use my office to help build movements to win victories for ordinary working people. A recent article from SCC Insight, now happily picked up by the corporate conservative media, argues that pledge is somehow at odds […]

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Livable Community Series – Mobility and Transportation

As we kick off 2019, I am doubling down my commitment to making Seattle an Age Friendly City that is safe and livable for everyone in our community, young and old, for all ages and abilities. Seattle’s Age Friendly Seattle program is already making progress. We are focusing on improving the lives of Seattle residents […]

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Livable Community Series – Transportation

As we kick off 2019, I am doubling down my commitment to making Seattle an Age Friendly City that is safe and livable for everyone in our community, young and old, for all ages and abilities.  Seattle’s Age Friendly Seattle program is already making progress. We are focusing on improving the lives of Seattle residents […]

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Happy 2019! And a Look Back on 2018 Accomplishments

  CONTENTS PART 1: ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNMENT Capital Project Oversight SPU/SCL Call Center Improvements Making Sure Growth Pays for Growth – Developer Impact Fees New Green Electric Trucks Save Tax Payer Money PART 2: D1 SPOTLIGHT Schmitz Park Property Acquisition Crescent-Hamm Building Historic Preservation Alki Vehicle Noise Enforcement – Relief for Alki Coming Soon South […]

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Council President Bruce Harrell Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) issued the following statement regarding his re-election decision: “Today I am announcing my intent not to seek re-election to the Seattle City Council for a fourth term because of my belief that three terms is sufficient in this role at this time. “I have been honored to […]

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