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Councilmember González, Mayor Burgess Reaffirm Support of Immigrant Communities, DACA Program with Unanimous Passage of Two Resolutions

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and her colleagues reaffirmed Seattle’s support for immigrant communities and DACA program recipients with passage today of two related resolutions.  Resolution 31779, affirms the City’s support of immigrant communities; and, Resolution 31775, strengthens public safety by affirming the City’s support for immigrant and refugee witnesses, survivors, […]

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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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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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Councilmember Gonzalez’s Statement on Legal Defense Fund Awards

Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 Vy Nguyen, Councilmember González Legislative Aide, 206-290-3455 SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee, issued the following statement after City of Seattle and King County awarded funds from the Legal Defense Fund to the […]

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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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