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Councilmember Sawant’s Statement Regarding ‘No’ Vote on City Council Budget

Celebrates Victories of the People’s Budget Movement   Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on the budget passed by the City Council, while also celebrating the victories of the People’s Budget movement and committing to keep fighting to fund high quality permanently affordable social housing: “Every year, […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Highlights Key Investments Made in 2019-2020 Budget

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, joined with her City Council colleagues to pass the 2019-2020 Budget by a vote of 8-1 today. “I want to thank Budget Chair Bagshaw for her leadership during this process and juggling nine different Council priorities. Our city’s needs […]

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Councilmember Herbold Celebrates District 1 Wins in 2019-2020 Budget

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park) released the following statement celebrating items secured in the budget that address District 1 needs: “I regularly hold office hours in West Seattle and South Park to hear directly from District 1 constituents. Leading up to this year’s budget, I heard the needs of D1 related […]

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Seattle Council Votes to Approve $5.9B City Budget

Targets Homelessness, Substance Use Treatment, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reforms   Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, issued the following statement at the conclusion of today’s Full Council meeting regarding Council Bill 119392 which passed by a vote of 8-1: “Today we have balanced […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on SPOG Agreement

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement following the passage of Council Bill 119368 by an 8-1 Council vote today. The ordinance authorizes the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild. “Before […]

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Council President Harrell’s Statement on SPOG Agreement

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), Chair of the Labor Relations and Policy Committee (LRPC), issued the following statement following the 8-1 passage of Council Bill 119368, an ordinance authorizing the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild: “This agreement allows us to […]

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Councilmember Sawant Announces She Will Vote Against Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement in opposition to the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) contract, saying it would roll back hard-won, and still all-too-limited, police accountability measures passed last year. The SPOG agreement is scheduled to come before the City Council for a vote this afternoon. In announcing her […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement Regarding Councilmember Johnson Not Seeking Re-Election

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in support of her colleague and friend, Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) not seeking re-election in 2019: “Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure and honor of serving the people of Seattle alongside Councilmember Rob Johnson on a variety […]

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Councilmember Johnson’s Statement Regarding Decision Against Seeking Re-Election

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement about his decision against seeking re-election in 2019: “With the goal of respectful transparency and a desire to hold the door open for those who might be interested in running for the District 4 seat, I have announced my decision to not seek re-election […]

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Budget Chair Releases ‘Balancing Package’

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Chair of the Select Budget Committee announced the details of the Council’s ‘balancing package’ and issued the following statement: “My top priority in this balancing package is to focus on a coordinated and effective system to address the needs of people who are experiencing […]

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