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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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Councilmembers González’s, Herbold’s Response to Account of Immigration & Enforcement Agents in South Park

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement in response to an account earlier today of a South Park incident during which U.S. Immigration and Enforcement (I.C.E.) agents attempted to enter the apartment building at the intersection of 14th and […]

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Why I plan to support Kirsten Harris-Talley for Council Position 8

For almost 15 years, I have worked on championing civil rights for the people of Seattle and Washington State. That work has included advocating for an inclusive work force, suing large corporations and government when anti-discrimination laws were violated and mentoring young people of color, especially women of color. Indeed, in my office, three of […]

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Councilmember González, Mayor Burgess Reaffirm Support of Immigrant Communities, DACA Program with Unanimous Passage of Two Resolutions

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and her colleagues reaffirmed Seattle’s support for immigrant communities and DACA program recipients with passage today of two related resolutions.  Resolution 31779, affirms the City’s support of immigrant communities; and, Resolution 31775, strengthens public safety by affirming the City’s support for immigrant and refugee witnesses, survivors, […]

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Councilmember González Joins 1,860 Leaders Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, announced on Wednesday that she joined more than 1,860 leaders in signing onto a new “We Are With Dreamers” statement calling on President Trump to preserve the successful […]

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Councilmember Gonzalez’s Statement on Legal Defense Fund Awards

Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 Vy Nguyen, Councilmember González Legislative Aide, 206-290-3455 SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee, issued the following statement after City of Seattle and King County awarded funds from the Legal Defense Fund to the […]

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Council Approves Bias-Free Policing Law

SEATTLE – Council approved legislation today by a vote of 8-0 to codify the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) policies on bias-free policing, making it a permanent part of the City of Seattle’s Municipal Code. Seattle will be one of the first major cities to, and will for the first time, codify the SPD’s policy: Prohibiting […]

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Councilmember González Responds to Release Of Documents Related To Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Mayor Murray

Seattle,  WA – Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide) released the following statement in response to the release of documents related to sexual abuse allegations about Mayor Ed Murray: “Since April, our City has reeled in the aftermath of sexual abuse allegations made against Mayor Ed Murray.  I, like many in our community, take […]

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