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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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Councilmember Bagshaw’s Statement on Voters’ Rejection of Initiative 123

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) released the following statement on Seattle voters’ decision to reject Initiative 123 (Viaduct Park): “We are in the midst of a once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape Seattle’s downtown waterfront, and with today’s vote, we can continue the inclusive community effort to create a welcoming […]

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Seattle Sound Transit Board Members Propose Improvements to ST3 Package

SEATTLE – Sound Transit Board members Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Rob Johnson introduced amendments to the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plan during today’s Board meeting in conjunction with other board members around the region.  The amendments effectively expand light rail and other transit services throughout the region. “These changes are big wins for […]

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Health Board Approves Coordination of Firearm Surrender in Domestic Violence Situations

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski introduced a resolution to the Seattle-King County Board of Health today to call for a coordinated local response to improve King County’s compliance with State law that requires domestic violence offenders surrender their firearms when they have protection orders […]

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