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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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    Bagshaw to Pursue Extreme Risk Protection Implementation Funds for Firearms

    Fresh off the victory of Initiative 1491, allowing for court-approved Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Washington State, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw  unveiled a funding plan to implement the requirements locally. The Seattle City Attorney’s office will face an increased workload to implement the new requirements, along with current policies which require that domestic violence offenders surrender […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on Extreme Risk Protection Initiative’s Passage

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement following voters’ approval of Initiative 1491, which will allow family members and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to firearms if there is documented evidence that an individual is threatening harm to themselves or others: “I […]

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    Councilmembers Pursue New Plan to Build Affordable Housing, Utilize Bonds

    Six Councilmembers introduced a new proposal today intended to create up to 500 new units of affordable housing for Seattle residents. The housing production would be funded by newly utilizing the City’s existing bonding capacity and paid off over a 30 year term. Councilmembers Bagshaw, González, Herbold, Johnson, O’Brien, and Sawant have signed on to […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on Mayor’s Announcement Regarding Homeless Response

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia), Chair of the Council’s Human Services and Public Safety, issued the following statement following Mayor Murray’s announcement of forthcoming investments in human services: “Everyone deserves a stable place to call home. I am thrilled that the Mayor has announced today his decision to open four new […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement following the release of the Opiate Addiction Task Force’s recommendations: “Opiate addiction is a terrible reality, and it’s a problem that we have seen across the nation. Addiction clearly exacerbates the struggle for those seeking to overcome homelessness, which is why I’m […]

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    Herbold, Bagshaw Statement on Fatal U District Crash

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after this morning’s fatal crash at NE 50th St. and I-5 near the U District: “This morning a man sleeping in a tent near 50th NE off ramp from northbound I-5 […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on Homelessness Investments Report

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, chair of the Council’s Human Services & Public Health Committee, issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Recommendations for the City’s Homeless Investment Policy: “The crisis of homelessness demands our urgent action. I’m looking forward to hearing from Barb Poppe and Focus Strategies at my Council committee meeting at 2 […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on Introduction of Encampment Legislation

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw issued the following statement regarding today’s Council decision to introduce legislation which revises the City’s encampment clear out policy: “Councilmembers introduced legislation today designed to develop policies for how the City manages homeless encampments.  The legislation will be considered in my Human Services and Public Health Committee this month.   This legislation seeks […]

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    University of Washington, Councilmembers Convene Paid Family Leave Symposium

    Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Lorena González and Lisa Herbold joined with the University of Washington to co-host a Paid Parental Leave Symposium at UW yesterday, where elected officials, business leaders, worker advocates, and researchers convened to discuss the scope and tools available to consider paid family leave policies for Seattle workers.  Over 60 people participated in […]

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