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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Daniel Ramirez Medina Hearing

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following this morning’s status conference at the U.S. District Courthouse: “I’m disappointed that Daniel wasn’t released today. That was the hope. However, Judge Donohue’s comments indicate that he understands the gravity of the situation for both Daniel and DACA recipients across the nation. I’m […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw on Navigation Center Siting

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement about the siting of a new Navigation Center in Seattle: “Everyone needs stable housing – including those who are struggling with mental illness or substance abuse or those who are camping out in this winter weather.  The new Navigation Center will provide […]

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    Councilmember Sawant’s Wells Fargo Speech (as prepared)

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant delivered the following remarks at the Seattle City Council’s Tuesday meeting regarding her legislation to lapse the City’s contract with Wells Fargo: “Thanks to all the Councilmembers for voting Yes on this legislation. As far as I know, Seattle is the first city to have divested from Wells Fargo. The example that […]

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    Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on Monday’s Wells Fargo Legislation

    Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement today about this Monday’s forthcoming 2 p.m. vote to lapse the City’s depository services contract with Wells Fargo: “Earlier this week my colleagues and I voted unanimously in favor of effectively removing more than $3B of the City’s funds from Wells Fargo Bank. We […]

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    Councilmember González Announces Path Forward for SPD Reform

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, announced today her intended path forward for consideration of legislation to reform the Seattle Police Department.  Following Federal Judge Robart’s initial approval of draft reform legislation, Councilmember González’s committee will soon begin a public process to […]

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    Councilmember Herbold’s Statement on Bike Share Decision

    Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after Mayor Murray’s announcement that the City will not pursue a new bike share system following Pronto Cycle Share’s decommissioning later this winter: “This was absolutely the right call. With limited public dollars, these resources are better used to develop safe […]

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    Councilmember González’ Statement of Support for State Paid Family Leave Bill

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity Committee, issued the following statement following Senator Karen Keiser’s (D – Des Moines) and Representative June Robinson’s (D – Everett) unveiling of State legislation to provide paid family and medical leave to support and strengthen Washington’s working families: “I am proud to stand in support […]

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    Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement on Youth Jail Decision

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) issued the following statement following the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection’s (SDCI) issuance of a land use decision relating to the King County Children and Family Justice Center: “Mounting evidence reinforces what communities of color have been telling us for years: jailing youth perpetuates a […]

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    Council Adopts City’s First Anti-Hate Resolution

    Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), together with her colleagues, adopted the City’s first Anti-Hate resolution today, reaffirming Seattle’s values of inclusion, respect and justice.  The resolution passed Full Council by a unanimous vote of 8-0 and calls on the President-Elect to both condemn recent bias attacks and hate speech; and, […]

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    Kshama Sawant: Amazon Must Guarantee Safe Conditions, Strong Wages and Fair Contracts for All Contractors

    In the wake of the 250-person strong strike by pilots working for Amazon’s contractor, ABX Air, Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) is calling on Amazon to heed the demands of pilots from Atlas Air, Southern Air, and Airborne Air, all represented by Teamsters Local 1224. Pilots will picket today outside of Amazon’s headquarters […]

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