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    Council President Harrell’s Statement on Mayor’s Resignation

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), issued the following statement after Ed Murray’s announcement that he will resign as Mayor effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5 p.m.: “First and foremost, my heart goes out to survivors and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse and the re-traumatization these allegations have caused. […]

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    Council President Harrell’s Statement on Jaywalking Tickets Disparity

    Council President Bruce A. Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) issued the following statement in response to the Seattle Times report about the disproportionately high rate of jaywalking tickets issued to African American pedestrians in Seattle: “The recent report showing a disproportionate percentage of jaywalking tickets issued to African Americans reinforces the importance of the bias-free […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement In Response to Allegations Against Mayor

    SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell and Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Lisa Herbold and Debora Juarez issued the following statement in response to allegations of abuse in the Seattle Times against Mayor Ed Murray: “Allegations of abuse must be taken seriously at all times. Despite serious allegations that Mayor Ed Murray committed acts of misconduct, there […]

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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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    Council President Harrell’s Statement on Body Camera Executive Order

    SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell issued the following statement following the announcement of the Mayor’s Executive Order on Body Cameras: “I support the Mayor’s decision today to use his executive order authority to immediately begin equipping police officers with body cameras. While we respect the collective bargaining process and have been very patiently working […]

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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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    City Adopts Education Action Plan

    Council unanimously adopted the Seattle Education Action Plan today, which will guide City investments toward eliminating opportunity gaps in Seattle’s education system. The Education Action Plan is the culmination of a citywide community effort to end the disparities in school achievement between white students and African-American/Black and other students of color who have traditionally been […]

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    Councilmember Harrell’s, Burgess’ Statement on SPS Bell Time Funding

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, Southeast Seattle) and Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after the Full Council moved to hold legislation which would have repurposed $2.3 million in Families & Education Levy dollars to pay for school bus transportation services: “When Seattleites approved the Families and Education Levy, they […]

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    Council President Bruce Harrell’s Statement

    Council President Bruce Harrell issued the following statement: “My Council colleagues and I have no intention of commenting on matters of pending or potential litigation. We believe that it is critically important that, together, we remain committed to the business of governing. “All City employees and City departments are focused on our core responsibilities of […]

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    Council Urges Congress to Approve the ‘Equality Act’ for LGBTQ Rights

    Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution today urging Congress to introduce and adopt “The Equality Act,” which would grant equal protection to LGBTQ residents across the United States.  Currently, individual states are able to deny access to housing, employment, education, public accommodations, and more because of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. […]

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