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    Council Approves Strongest-in-Nation Surveillance Technology Transparency Ordinance

    Council unanimously approved Surveillance Technology Acquisition legislation today to enhance public awareness and involvement when the City considers implementing new surveillance technology or software. Currently, City departments are only required to obtain Council approval before acquiring and using surveillance hardware. The legislation approved by Council today, sponsored by Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), […]

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    Councilmember Gonzalez To Mayor Murray: ‘Cloud Of Serious Allegations’ Merits An Unprecedented Response

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Ed Murray’s letter stating his intent to fulfill his full term as Seattle’s Mayor: “Last Monday I expressed my concerns about Mayor Ed Murray’s ability to simultaneously defend himself from public allegations of sexual abuse and to effectively serve our […]

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    Councilmember González, Board Of Health Vote To Approve New Rule For County’s Limited Service Pregnancy Centers

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following a vote of 11-1 to approve BOH17-04 “relating to the disclosure of information by limited service pregnancy centers” in her capacity as a member of the King County Board of Health: “Limited service pregnancy centers’ aren’t health care clinics and anyone entering a […]

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    Council Approves Bias-Free Policing Law

    SEATTLE – Council approved legislation today by a vote of 8-0 to codify the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) policies on bias-free policing, making it a permanent part of the City of Seattle’s Municipal Code. Seattle will be one of the first major cities to, and will for the first time, codify the SPD’s policy: Prohibiting […]

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    Councilmember González Responds to Release Of Documents Related To Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Mayor Murray

    Seattle,  WA – Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide) released the following statement in response to the release of documents related to sexual abuse allegations about Mayor Ed Murray: “Since April, our City has reeled in the aftermath of sexual abuse allegations made against Mayor Ed Murray.  I, like many in our community, take […]

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    Harrell, González Statement on Committee Approval of Bias-Free Policing Law

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) and Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee’s approval of a bias-free policing law in Seattle: “This legislation sends a strong message that the City is committed to ensuring constitutional policing now and […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement Celebrating Passage of Statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide), Chair of the Seattle City Council’s Gender Equity Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Washington State Legislature’s passage of a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave bill: “The passage of a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave policy will create a best-in-nation program that will […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Rescinding of Immigrant Parent Policy

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the federal government’s announcement that it will rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) policy, which would have offered protection to undocumented parents of children who are lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens had it gone into effect: “Trump thinks that […]

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    Councilmembers González and Johnson’s Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting at Magnuson Park

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Safe Communities Committee, and Councilmember Rob Johnson, Council representative for District 4 (Northeast Seattle), issued the below statements following the fatal officer-involved shooting at Magnuson Park yesterday: Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) said, “I am incredibly saddened by the death of Charleena Lyles and my […]

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    Council Passes Historic Police Accountability and Reform Legislation

    Seattle, WA — By a vote of 8-0, Council unanimously approved Council Bill 118969, a measure related to Police Accountability.  The legislation, primarily sponsored by Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), is the first of its kind in the country and creates new, powerful, civilian- and community-led oversight systems that will effectively ensure constitutional […]

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