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    Council President Harrell Proposes Process to Fill Vacancy

    SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) announced a proposed process to fill the vacancy in Council Position 8 last week caused by Tim Burgess being sworn-in as the Mayor of Seattle. The City Charter gives the City Council 20 days to fill a vacant Council position. The 20-day period is from […]

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    Councilmember Herbold Statement Regarding City Auditor’s Review of Hate Crimes in Seattle

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after the release of the City Auditor’s report on hate crimes in Seattle: “As chair of the Council committee with oversight of civil rights issues, I thank the City Auditor’s Office for their report released earlier today, Review of […]

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    Burgess Nominated as Mayor of Seattle

    The Seattle City Council elected Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) as the 55th Mayor of Seattle today.  Burgess will take the oath of office today at 5:00 p.m., which will be administered by City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons.  Burgess will serve as Mayor until King County certifies election results on November 28, 2018. Click […]

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    Council President Pro Tem González’s Statement on Council Vacancy, Mayoral Selection Process

    Councilmember and President Pro Tem M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after the announcement of Mayor Bruce A. Harrell, who stated earlier today that he is declining the role of Mayor of Seattle: “Following the resignation of our City’s Mayor this week, then-Council President Bruce A. Harrell received the Oath of […]

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    Council President Harrell’s Statement on Mayor’s Resignation

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), issued the following statement after Ed Murray’s announcement that he will resign as Mayor effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5 p.m.: “First and foremost, my heart goes out to survivors and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse and the re-traumatization these allegations have caused. […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s Response to Mayor Murray’s Resignation

    I join the working people and community members of Seattle who are understandably relieved at Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation. I had made clear in my July 31 Editorial that while no one should be tried in the court of public opinion, Murray had failed as an elected leader by repeatedly attacking the character of his […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant responds to Amazon’s announcement it will build 2nd headquarters

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement after Amazon announced its intention to develop a second headquarters location outside Seattle: “Amazon’s quest for a second massive corporate base is reminiscent of Boeing’s ongoing efforts to ship jobs out of the Seattle area and hold us hostage. For decades, Boeing executives and […]

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    Councilmember Sawant Regarding Attack on DACA

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s attack Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “Donald Trump’s egregious attack on the lives of over 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients is part of his promised all-out right-wing assault on immigrants. As an immigrant myself, as […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on DACA Preservation

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) rescission: “Today’s announcement by President Trump’s administration demonstrates his premeditated effort to rescind protections and continue attacks […]

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    Councilmember González Joins 1,860 Leaders Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

    Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, announced on Wednesday that she joined more than 1,860 leaders in signing onto a new “We Are With Dreamers” statement calling on President Trump to preserve the successful […]

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