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    Hate & Bias Crimes Report; Bus Service Changes; City Hall Updates; Marra Farm Fall Fest; Legal Clinic Celebration; Diaper Need Awareness

    City Auditor Releases Hate and Bias Crimes Report As chair of the Council committee with oversight of civil rights issues, I thank the City Auditor’s Office for their report released earlier this week, Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle. Addressing hate and bias crimes is vitally important, especially given the national […]

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    Council President Harrell Proposes Process to Fill Vacancy

    SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) announced a proposed process to fill the vacancy in Council Position 8 last week caused by Tim Burgess being sworn-in as the Mayor of Seattle. The City Charter gives the City Council 20 days to fill a vacant Council position. The 20-day period is from […]

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    Councilmember Herbold Statement Regarding City Auditor’s Review of Hate Crimes in Seattle

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after the release of the City Auditor’s report on hate crimes in Seattle: “As chair of the Council committee with oversight of civil rights issues, I thank the City Auditor’s Office for their report released earlier today, Review of […]

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    New Heights and Celebration: Uptown Rezone, Welcoming Our 55th Mayor, Budget Season, International Peace Day

    This week has been a whirlwind—and it’s only Thursday! Here are a few reflections on the progress we made this week on issues important to District 7 and our entire City. Our New Mayor:   “What’s happening at City Hall?”   Oh my. It’s true we’ve had three Mayors in a week and the transition has been […]

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    Burgess Nominated as Mayor of Seattle

    The Seattle City Council elected Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) as the 55th Mayor of Seattle today.  Burgess will take the oath of office today at 5:00 p.m., which will be administered by City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons.  Burgess will serve as Mayor until King County certifies election results on November 28, 2018. Click […]

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    Council President Pro Tem González’s Statement on Council Vacancy, Mayoral Selection Process

    Councilmember and President Pro Tem M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after the announcement of Mayor Bruce A. Harrell, who stated earlier today that he is declining the role of Mayor of Seattle: “Following the resignation of our City’s Mayor this week, then-Council President Bruce A. Harrell received the Oath of […]

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    South Park Public Safety Task Force Report Released; SPU Strategic Plan – Final Update; Support for LGBTQ Seniors

    South Park Public Safety Task Force Report Released On Tuesday, the report and recommendations of the  South Park Public Safety Taskforce were presented in the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee chaired by Councilmember González. The task force was created during the Council’s budget process. The report makes recommendations for both short-term and […]

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    Council President Harrell’s Statement on Mayor’s Resignation

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), issued the following statement after Ed Murray’s announcement that he will resign as Mayor effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5 p.m.: “First and foremost, my heart goes out to survivors and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse and the re-traumatization these allegations have caused. […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s Response to Mayor Murray’s Resignation

    I join the working people and community members of Seattle who are understandably relieved at Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation. I had made clear in my July 31 Editorial that while no one should be tried in the court of public opinion, Murray had failed as an elected leader by repeatedly attacking the character of his […]

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    My Response to Mayor Murray’s Resignation

      I join the working people and community members of Seattle who are understandably relieved at Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation. I had made clear in my July 31 Editorial that while no one should be tried in the court of public opinion, Murray had failed as an elected leader by repeatedly attacking the character of […]

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