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Council Votes to Approve OVG’s Plans to Renovate Arena

ArenaCo. arrangement ‘unprecedented’, uses no public funding   The Seattle City Council approved final transactions documents by a vote of 8-0 to fully renovate the Arena at Seattle Center and formally approve Oak View Group’s (OVG) plan to privately finance. Taken together, the two ordinances – CB 119344 which revises use of the admissions tax; […]

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Homeless Encampments Update

Hello D5, Over the last few weeks my office has received about thirty emails and calls regarding unauthorized homeless encampments at the Lake City Post Office/Grocery Outlet and the Kingfisher Natural Area along Thornton Creek. On behalf of my constituents I have reached out to the City’s Navigation Team, and they have responded to both […]

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Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness

Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness.  The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million  (about 3% of all businesses). The measure […]

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Councilmember Juarez Recognizes National Day of Awareness for Missing Native American Women and Girls

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Assets, Public Development and Native Communities Committee, and her Seattle City Council colleagues proclaim May 5 as the Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls in the City of Seattle. The council recognized the National Day of Awareness […]

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Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Medicaid Work Rules for Native Americans

‘Morally appalling, deliberately misleading’   Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Assets, Public Development and Native Communities Committee, issued the following statement after a story published by Politico April 22 said the Trump administration contends tribes are a “…race rather than separate governments,” and exempting them from Medicaid work […]

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Councilmember González, Search Committee Nominate Seattle’s First Inspector General for Public Safety

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with members of the Office of Inspector General Search Committee, announced the nomination of Lisa A. Judge to be the City of Seattle’s first Inspector General for Public Safety (IG). The Office of the Inspector General for Public Safety (OIG) was created by the full Council in […]

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Seattle Asian Art Museum Expansion is approved

I am pleased to announce that today, January 22nd, the Seattle City Council passed Council Bill 119150 and Council Bill 119146 to authorize the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. The beautifully designed Art Deco building in which the SAAM is housed has been a fixture of Volunteer Park and the SAM for […]

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Council Approves Unprecedented Agreement to Redevelop KeyArena

SEATTLE – Council today authorized Mayor Jenny A. Durkan to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oak View Group (OVG) to redevelop KeyArena into a world-class multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena. The legally binding agreement commits OVG to project costs, including all project overruns, $40 million in neighborhood transportation improvements, and a bevy of […]

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FINAL 2018 Budget Wins for D5

Hello District 5 Community, Monday, November 20th, the City Council voted to approve the 2018 City budget. I am excited to report the final 2018 City Budget and what it means for D5! Working with my colleagues, I was able to secure funding for District 5 priorities and citywide priorities. I have included a selection […]

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Round 1 in the 2018 Budget!

Thank you to those that have been writing in, calling our office and coming out to the budget public hearings. We have had great success in the first round of the budget review and I could not have done it without you! I have put together a list of all the budget actions that have been included […]

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