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Mosqueda Statement of Support for Striking EMTs

‘It takes tremendous courage…We stand with you’ Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by members of Teamsters Local 763 who voted to approve a strike: “It takes tremendous courage, dedication and solidarity to go out […]

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Council Votes To Protect Workers from Harassment, Intimidation

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), together with her colleagues passed C.B. 119374 to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO) during the Full Council meeting earlier today.  The measure passed by a vote of 6-0 and Mosqueda issued the following statement in […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Overdose Prevention Sites Ruling

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Initiative 27, which attempted to ban public funding of overdose prevention sites in King County, was outside the scope of local initiative power: “I celebrate today’s decision […]

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Advancing the City’s Commitment to Protecting Workers from Harassment and Intimidation

Mosqueda:  With new office ‘…we have the momentum to create impactful, lasting change’   Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), hosted a committee briefing earlier today and voted legislation out of committee to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO), a key recommendation […]

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Mosqueda: Regional, Statewide Changes Needed to Promote Affordable Housing

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Seattle Planning Commission’s report, titled “Neighborhoods for All: Expanding housing opportunity in Seattle’s single-family zones” which was released to the public earlier today: “With a significant amount of our City being […]

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Mosqueda Selected to Serve on National Task Force to Address Housing Crisis Across America

Coinciding with her one-year anniversary, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) National Affordable Housing Task Force. This national body, made up of elected officials from around the country, will explore how communities can better respond  to the housing affordability crisis felt across the country. The task […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Highlights Key Investments Made in 2019-2020 Budget

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, joined with her City Council colleagues to pass the 2019-2020 Budget by a vote of 8-1 today. “I want to thank Budget Chair Bagshaw for her leadership during this process and juggling nine different Council priorities. Our city’s needs […]

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Council Vote Prioritizes City-owned Properties for Affordable Housing

The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to adopt updated policies that set affordable housing as a priority for City surplus and underutilized property. Resolution 31837, sponsored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, updates policies and procedures related to City surplus property. “This policy […]

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Mosqueda Orders Audit of Seattle City Light Billing Practices

Audit will cover how department responds to customers who appeal ‘catch up’ bills   SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, has requested the Seattle City Auditor’s Office to look into billing practices at Seattle City Light over “catch up” bills caused by […]

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Council to Begin Confirmation Process for City Light CEO Nominee

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, will oversee the confirmation process for the appointment of Debra Smith as Seattle City Light’s next Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the nomination of Smith earlier today. Smith has worked in the public utility […]

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