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Councilmember González’s Statement on Microsoft Pledge for Affordable Housing

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Microsoft’s announcement about their pledge to invest $500 million to help develop affordable housing in Seattle and on the eastside: “I commend Microsoft for their leadership and recognizing the region’s urgent need […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Judge Blocking Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, and co-chair of the City’s Census Task Force issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census: “Today’s ruling sends a message to our immigrant communities […]

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City Council Honors 100 years of Labor History in Seattle

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), sponsored a proclamation read in Council Chambers today honoring the importance of labor unions and Seattle’s organized labor history. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, when more than 65,000 general workers stopped working for […]

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Johnson To Join NHL Seattle After Completing City Council Tenure

Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today to announce that he has accepted a position with NHL Seattle: “Today I’m announcing that I’ve accepted a job with NHL Seattle to work on transportation planning. “I was approached by NHL Seattle in November of 2018 after I announced that I wasn’t running for […]

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Council President Bruce Harrell Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) issued the following statement regarding his re-election decision: “Today I am announcing my intent not to seek re-election to the Seattle City Council for a fourth term because of my belief that three terms is sufficient in this role at this time. “I have been honored to […]

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Council to Adjust Meeting Start Times to Ease Traffic During Seattle Squeeze

SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) and the Seattle City Council adopted Resolution #31859 during its Jan. 7 meeting, which will temporarily change committee and council meeting times from Jan. 14 – Feb. 1 to accommodate anticipated Downtown traffic congestion due to the viaduct closure, commonly referred to as #SeattleSqueeze. “The […]

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As Strike Looms, Sawant Calls on Durkan to Bring All Emergency Medical Services In-House

Declares intent to join picket line Friday, demands end to ‘contracting out our safety net’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) shared excerpts from an open letter addressed to Mayor and Council underscoring her support of Seattle-area emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who plan to strike beginning December 21, and her intention to join their […]

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González Appointed to National Board of Local Progress

Organization committed to leading nationwide progressive change at the local level Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) has been appointed to serve on the Board of Local Progress, an organization comprised of a national network of progressive elected officials committed to reclaiming the power that cities and counties have, and to advancing a shared […]

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Mosqueda Statement of Support for Striking EMTs

‘It takes tremendous courage…We stand with you’ Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by members of Teamsters Local 763 who voted to approve a strike: “It takes tremendous courage, dedication and solidarity to go out […]

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Sawant Statement in Solidarity with Strike Call by ‘Talented, Self-sacrificing’ EMTs

Points Out ‘City Establishment’s ‘callous indifference’’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) shared an open letter addressed to Mayor Jenny Durkan following the announcement by Seattle-area emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who plan to strike beginning December 21. Excerpts from Sawant’s letter, directed to Mayor Jenny Durkan, include: “…Your administration recently granted a monopoly contract […]

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