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Council Sponsors of Proposed Progressive Tax on Business Respond to Seattle “Construction Pause”

Councilmembers M. Lorena González, Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda and Mike O’Brien issued the following statement in response to the “construction pause” announced earlier today: “Collectively we – the primary sponsors of the business tax currently being discussed in Council –  represent 750,000 people who call Seattle home. “Under our plan, called the Progressive Tax on […]

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Seattle City Council Confirms Lisa A. Judge as Seattle’s First Inspector General for Public Safety

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), as Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education committee, together with her City Council colleagues, voted 7-to-1 today to approve the appointment of Lisa A. Judge as the City of Seattle’s first Inspector General for Public Safety (IG) during its regularly scheduled Full Council […]

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Seattle’s First Inspector General for Public Safety Confirmed

Monday’s Vote Will Formalize Nomination of Lisa A. Judge   Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), as Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education committee, together with her committee colleagues, voted unanimously in support of the nomination and appointment of Lisa A. Judge as the City of Seattle’s first Inspector […]

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Seattle City Council Proposes a Progressive Tax on Business

Task Force Co-Chairs González, Herbold Explain Details of Legislation Intended to Help Seattle Structurally Address Homelessness   Seattle, WA — Following more than four months of deliberation and stakeholder engagement, Council introduced legislation and a companion spending plan resolution today outlining the details of a progressive tax on business, which would generate additional revenue necessary […]

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Seattle Stands United

This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received citizenship assistance and 535 people received immigration legal consultations. The event brought together 800 volunteers to provide a meaningful service for many of our neighbors […]

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Councilmember González: City’s Free Immigration Workshop Promotes Inclusivity, Safety

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9), Chair of the City Council’s New Americans Committee, issued the following statement related to the Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs’ immigration “mega workshop” that the City of Seattle funds to provide free legal assistance to immigrants and refugees seeking to become U.S. Citizens as well as […]

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Councilmembers’ Statement on School Bus Strike Tomorrow

Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda, Rob Johnson and Lorena González issued the following statement regarding the school bus driver strike set to begin tomorrow: “The people who safely transport our kiddos in Seattle to public schools deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. This must begin with a decent contract with First Student. We stand in […]

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Council Announces Progressive Revenue Task Force Co-Chairs, Members

Councilmember M. Lorena González Councilmember Lisa Herbold FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE – Following Council’s budget deliberations in November 2017, Council committed to convene an ad hoc Progressive Revenue Task Force (PRT) to identify and recommend progressive revenue options that can be dedicated toward addressing Seattle’s homelessness and affordability crisis.   Today, the Council is announcing […]

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Council Votes to Approve Gonzalez’s, O’Brien’s Resolution Supporting ‘Ongoing Progressive Revenues’ in Homelessness Investments

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the Full Council vote in support of Resolution 31782, which was co-sponsored by Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle).  The resolution is intended to establish a process to identify new and ongoing progressive revenues, including an Employee Hours Tax, with […]

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Councilmember González’s Reaction to Force Review Board Investigation of Lyles’ Death

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in reaction to the Force Review Board’s preliminary results in the pending investigation of the death of Charleena Lyles: “The preliminary results of the Force Review Board’s (FRB) pending investigation into the tragic death of Ms. Charleena Lyles were reported on Tuesday […]

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