Taking Action on Sexual Harassment; California and Orchard Drainage Issue; In-District Office Hours

Taking Action on Sexual Harassment On Friday January 12th, I wrote to Mayor Jenny A. Durkan thanking her for her leadership on sexual harassment issues and asking her to work with me to look at the impact of sexual harassment on our city and to work together to ensure that every person is free to […]

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City Council’s Statement on ICE Targeting Immigrant Rights Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando

New Americans Committee Chair M. Lorena Gonzalez and Vice Chair Teresa Mosqueda issued the following statement jointly with all nine members of the Seattle City Council in response to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s initiation of deportation proceedings against immigrant rights activist, Maru Mora-Villalpando: “We, members of the Seattle City Council, are angered that Seattle’s office of Immigration […]

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Progressive Revenue Task Force; Your Voice, Your Choice; Response to Marijuana Decision; Waste-Free Communities Grant Now Open

Progressive Revenue Task Force Thursday January 4, 2018 was the first meeting of the Progressive Revenue Task Force.  The task force was established by Resolution 31782, passed during the November Budget discussion soon after a narrow majority of Councilmembers voted against the progressive Employee Hours Tax (EHT) that would have funded $13 million in programs […]

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Kicking Off 2018!

We’ve Hit the Ground Running! This week, during my inauguration for my full-term as Council Member, I gave a glimpse into the work we will be doing in 2018. The challenges facing the people of our city are real, but I when we work together with solutions rooted in community needs, I know we can […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on ICE Raids at 7-Elevens in L.A., Wash.: Deportation can mean a death sentence

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in response to reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) have raided various 7-Eleven retail stores targeting undocumented immigrants and checking employees’ immigration status: “It is incredibly frustrating our federal Administration chooses to create political theater through enforcement actions of I.C.E. that threaten the […]

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Schmitz Park Property Acquisition; New Parking Regulations Coming; Delridge H Line public meetings; Apply for the Stakeholder Advisory Group; Sign Up for Alert Seattle; MHA District 1 Open House and Public Comment Opportunities; University District Small Business Impact Study

Schmitz Park Property Acquisition On Monday, years of work finally came to fruition. It was December 2015, just a week after my election was certified, and before I took office when I toured Bruce Stotler’s property on the southeast edge of Schmitz Park. I was joined by the Southwest Historical Society and Forterra (a land […]

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Councilmember Herbold Response to AG Sessions’ Marijuana Decision

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), as chair of the Council’s committee on issues related to economic development, issued the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his intent to change the federal government’s approach to legalized marijuana: “Seattle, with critical vision and leadership from the cannabis industry, has […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda Respond to AG’s Motel 6 Suit

Councilmembers M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9) and Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide, Pos. 8) issued the following joint-statement in response to Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court suing Motel 6 for sharing guest information with the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security for over 9,000 Motel 6 guests. As a result […]

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Happy 2018! And a Look Back on 2017 Accomplishments

Contents   PART 1 // D1 TRANSPORTATION UPDATES Sound Transit Light Rail Lander Street Overpass Funding Highland Park Roundabout Mudslides PART 2 // PUBLIC SAFETY IN D1 South Park Public Safety Task Force Alki Public Safety and Health Survey/Budget Action PART 3 // HOUSING HIGHLIGHTS Housing Bond Update Fair Chance Housing Short-Term Rental PART 4 // LAND USE LATEST […]

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Trumps Dangerous Attacks on Rule of Law

Donald Trump continues to attack the rule of law through his continuing comments degrading the FBI, the Justice Department, and federal judges and by recklessly branding his political opponents as criminals. I wrote about this last August in the Seattle…

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