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    Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on $30M from Allen Foundation

    Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement today after the Allen Foundation announced $30M to support homeless families: “It’s not every day our city receives word of a multi-million-dollar partnership that will help to alleviate a decade-old crisis.  But today, due to the Allen Foundation’s tremendous generosity, families and young children […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on $30M Investment from Allen Foundation

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement after the Paul G. Allen Foundation announced a $30 million investment and partnership with Mercy Housing to help house homeless families in Seattle: “I’m truly thankful to Paul Allen and his foundation for reinvesting $30 million in our community. When $5 million […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on $30M from Allen Foundation

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Allen Foundation’s $30M investment in housing for homeless families: “This strategic investment is a great example of what Seattle’s philanthropic and business community can accomplish when they creatively partner with city […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Federal Judge’s Block on Sanctuary City Order

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked the Trump administration’s order to withhold federal funds from so-called “sanctuary cities”: “Today’s victory in court proves once again that when cities stand with their immigrant and refugee communities, they win. Trump is not only on the […]

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    Revised Short-Term Rental Legislation Advanced

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) announced revised short-term rental legislation today, which would address regulations for a growing industry that includes companies like Airbnb and VRBO.  Following Council consideration of an earlier draft in 2016, Councilmember Burgess worked with neighborhoods, renters, hosts, and affected companies to develop updated legislation to meet the underlying issues […]

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    Councilmember O’Brien Responds to City Auditor’s Affordable Housing Program Review

    Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) received findings today from the City Auditor regarding the City’s decades-old Incentive Zoning program. Since 1985, Incentive Zoning in Seattle has allowed developers to gain extra floor area in exchange for providing affordable housing units or paying into a fund for affordable housing production. O’Brien requested that the […]

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    Councilmember Johnson’s Statement on Council’s South Lake Union, Downtown Rezone Vote

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), chair of the Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following Council’s adoption (9-0) of the Downtown and South Lake Union neighborhood-wide rezones: “I’m thankful to my colleagues today for approving the South Lake Union and Downtown rezone, which will result in more affordable […]

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    Councilmembers Burgess’ and González’s Statements on the Seattle Police Monitor’s Assessment of Use of Force

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) and Councilmember Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statements following the Seattle Police Monitor’s assessment that Seattle Police Department (SPD) has achieved initial compliance with the provisions of the Consent Decree between the Department of Justice and City of Seattle: “The Monitor’s assessment is great news for […]

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    Council President Bruce Harrell’s Statement

    Council President Bruce Harrell issued the following statement: “My Council colleagues and I have no intention of commenting on matters of pending or potential litigation. We believe that it is critically important that, together, we remain committed to the business of governing. “All City employees and City departments are focused on our core responsibilities of […]

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    Council and Mayor Murray Seek Volunteers to Serve on New Seattle Renters’ Commission

    Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council are seeking community members to serve on the Seattle Renters’ Commission (SRC). Established by ordinance in March, the SRC will advise the City on policies and issues of interest to renters citywide. The Commission is composed of 15 members – six are appointed by City Council, six […]

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