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    Councilmembers Burgess’ and González’s Statements on the Seattle Police Monitor’s Assessment of Use of Force

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) and Councilmember Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statements following the Seattle Police Monitor’s assessment that Seattle Police Department (SPD) has achieved initial compliance with the provisions of the Consent Decree between the Department of Justice and City of Seattle: “The Monitor’s assessment is great news for […]

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    Council and Mayor Murray Seek Volunteers to Serve on New Seattle Renters’ Commission

    Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council are seeking community members to serve on the Seattle Renters’ Commission (SRC). Established by ordinance in March, the SRC will advise the City on policies and issues of interest to renters citywide. The Commission is composed of 15 members – six are appointed by City Council, six […]

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    Councilmember Tim Burgess’ Statement on the U.S. Senate Repeal of Worker Savings Rule

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement following the United States Senate’s vote today (50-49) to repeal a new federal rule that would have allowed cities like Seattle to establish automatic retirement savings accounts for people who work in the city: “This is a profound disappointment. We have been working on creating […]

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    Councilmembers González and Burgess, Mayor Murray Announce $1 Million for Immigrant Legal Defense Fund

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Councilmember Tim Burgess and Mayor Ed Murray today announced their intention to dedicate $1 million to establish a “Legal Defense Fund” (LDF) to aid Seattle immigrants and refugees.  Following expanded federal enforcement targeting all immigrants, the officials announced the creation of the LDF to support Seattle residents and workers with limited […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement Following Shooting of Deep Rai, Sikh Kent Resident

    SEATTLE – All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after India-born Kent resident, Deep Rai, was attacked in his driveway in Kent on Friday, allegedly being told “go back to your own country” before being shot: “Seattle is home to thousands of South Asian community members.  We began last week by condemning anti-Semitic […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement of Support Following Threat to Jewish Community Center

    All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island: “We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer […]

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    Councilmembers’ Bill to Create a ‘Seattle Renters’ Commission’

    Three City Council members—Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien—announced today they will introduce legislation creating the Seattle Renters’ Commission. The Commission is designed to give renters—approximately half of Seattle residents—a stronger voice at City Hall. If the proposed legislation is approved by the Council, the 15-person volunteer commission would address topics ranging from housing […]

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    Council Budget Committee Approves 2017 Annual Budget Package – Investments in Homeless Response, Early Learning

    SEATTLE – Council’s nine member Select Budget Committee voted to approve a 2017-2018 City budget package today, which will enhance investments in homelessness prevention and response, early learning and education, and neighborhood public safety.  Budget Committee Chair Tim Burgess developed the approved budget package through consultation with his Council colleagues and soliciting feedback from the […]

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    Council to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed 2017 Budget, Free Childcare Provided

    The City Council will host its first public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 City budget Wednesday evening in Seattle City Council Chambers. The public will have the opportunity to address Councilmembers regarding their priorities as it relates to the 2017-18 operating budget.  To make the Council’s budget process more accessible, complimentary childcare will be provided […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on Homeless Encampment Ordinance

    Councilmember Tim Burgess issued the following statement regarding today’s Council decision on the Homeless Encampment Ordinance: “I agree that the City can do a better job of how we respond to homelessness in Seattle. But, the legislation introduced today is not the answer. “The proposed ordinance is not the balanced approach the people of Seattle […]

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