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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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Council Votes To Protect Workers from Harassment, Intimidation

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), together with her colleagues passed C.B. 119374 to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO) during the Full Council meeting earlier today.  The measure passed by a vote of 6-0 and Mosqueda issued the following statement in […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Overdose Prevention Sites Ruling

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Initiative 27, which attempted to ban public funding of overdose prevention sites in King County, was outside the scope of local initiative power: “I celebrate today’s decision […]

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Advancing the City’s Commitment to Protecting Workers from Harassment and Intimidation

Mosqueda:  With new office ‘…we have the momentum to create impactful, lasting change’   Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), hosted a committee briefing earlier today and voted legislation out of committee to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO), a key recommendation […]

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Councilmember Juarez, President Harrell Celebrate Approval of NHL Expansion Team in Seattle

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2 South Seattle), Co-Chairs of the Select Committee on Civic Arenas, issued the following statements after the NHL Board of Governors approved an expansion in Seattle, which will bring a hockey team in 2021. The team will play in the soon-to-be renovated […]

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Mosqueda: Regional, Statewide Changes Needed to Promote Affordable Housing

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Seattle Planning Commission’s report, titled “Neighborhoods for All: Expanding housing opportunity in Seattle’s single-family zones” which was released to the public earlier today: “With a significant amount of our City being […]

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City Council Meetings to Include Closed Captioning

Councilmember Herbold championed increased accessibility to public meetings   Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park), who has led efforts related to disabilities-related issues since first being elected in 2015, is pleased to announce the addition of real-time captioning by Seattle Channel to its live cable TV broadcasts of City Council meetings, including […]

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Mosqueda Selected to Serve on National Task Force to Address Housing Crisis Across America

Coinciding with her one-year anniversary, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) National Affordable Housing Task Force. This national body, made up of elected officials from around the country, will explore how communities can better respond  to the housing affordability crisis felt across the country. The task […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding Ruling on Mandatory Housing Affordability Decision

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement today after the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner, Ryan P. Vancil, ruled on an appeal to the adequacy of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) proposal. His decision requires the City to conduct additional analysis of historic […]

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