Archive for 'Councilmember González'
Friends, It’s been almost two weeks since we found out who the 45th President of the United States will be. In the wake of the presidential election, many members of our community have expressed fear and concern with the uncertainty of how this new president will govern based on the divisive language he used and […][Full Post]
Posted: November 21st, 2016 under Councilmember González.
With the fall days getting darker and darker we’ve been burning the midnight oil at City Hill to craft a budget that is attuned to the needs of all Seattleites. As we head into another round of negotiations I want to give you a quick update of where we are in the process, and my […][Full Post]
Posted: November 7th, 2016 under Councilmember González.
I continue to believe that the existing North Precinct police station must be replaced to meet the needs of North Seattle residents and the operational needs of North Precinct officers. However, after reviewing hundreds of pages and hearing from a wide variety of community members, it is clear that we must take a step back […][Full Post]
Posted: September 15th, 2016 under Councilmember González.
Over the past several months, my committee has had three hearings regarding the design, operations and cost of a new police precinct that would serve all of North Seattle (Council Districts 4, 5 and 6). Today, the Safe Communities committee, which I chair, received an update on several issues related to this public safety capital […][Full Post]
Posted: August 10th, 2016 under Councilmember González.
SEATTLE – The Council committee handling civil rights affairs unanimously approved an ordinance today banning conversion therapy for minors in Seattle. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember M. Lorena González (City-wide), would add a new chapter to the City’s existing human rights code and would prohibit licensed mental health providers from practicing conversion therapy on minor […][Full Post]
En Español In English We are a nation of immigrants. Our greatest national monument, the Statue of Liberty, is etched with the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Today, those words are weighing heavily on my mind and heart. This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued a […][Full Post]
SEATTLE – Sound Transit Board members Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Rob Johnson introduced amendments to the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plan during today’s Board meeting in conjunction with other board members around the region. The amendments effectively expand light rail and other transit services throughout the region. “These changes are big wins for […][Full Post]
Posted: May 26th, 2016 under Bagshaw, Councilmember Bagshaw, Councilmember González, Councilmember Harrell, Councilmember Herbold, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember O'Brien, Gonzalez, Harrell, Herbold, Johnson, Obrien.
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Thank you for taking time to write in about Pronto Bike Share. Over the past several weeks, I have received hundreds of calls and e-mails both expressing support for and opposition against saving the existing bike share system. I will be frank: I struggled with this decision. That struggle was wedged between my belief that […][Full Post]
The growing crisis of homelessness in our region is larger than the reach of a single solution, implementation of a single strategy, or responsibility of a single elected official or human-services provider. It’s a shared crisis rooted in interrelated problems of poverty, addiction and mental illness. It is larger than a single city, region or […][Full Post]
One Night Count 2016 I never expected this job to be easy, I don’t think anyone does. This week has proven especially challenging as an elected official, as an advocate for the underrepresented and, frankly, as a fellow resident. Last night, I joined 1,000 volunteers in the Seattle-King County One Night Count organized by the […][Full Post]