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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda Respond to AG’s Motel 6 Suit

Councilmembers M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9) and Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide, Pos. 8) issued the following joint-statement in response to Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court suing Motel 6 for sharing guest information with the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security for over 9,000 Motel 6 guests. As a result […]

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Council Announces Progressive Revenue Task Force Co-Chairs, Members

Councilmember M. Lorena González Councilmember Lisa Herbold FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE – Following Council’s budget deliberations in November 2017, Council committed to convene an ad hoc Progressive Revenue Task Force (PRT) to identify and recommend progressive revenue options that can be dedicated toward addressing Seattle’s homelessness and affordability crisis.   Today, the Council is announcing […]

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Council Sets 2018-19 Committee Assignments

The Seattle City Council today adopted Resolution 31789 establishing committee assignments for 2018 and 2019. Each Councilmember is responsible for chairing a Council committee and managing legislation related to the committee’s respective subjects. In addition, each Councilmember serves as vice chair, member and alternate on three additional committees. Councilmembers elected Council President Harrell to continue […]

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Mosqueda Casts First Vote as Councilmember in Support of Key Arena Redevelopment

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide, Pos 8) issued the following statement in response to the Council’s approval of C.B. 119088, an ordinance related to KeyArena, by a vote of 7-1: “Earlier today I cast my first vote as a Seattle City Councilmember in support of redeveloping Key Arena. We are experiencing a unique […]

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Council Approves Unprecedented Agreement to Redevelop KeyArena

SEATTLE – Council today authorized Mayor Jenny A. Durkan to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oak View Group (OVG) to redevelop KeyArena into a world-class multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena. The legally binding agreement commits OVG to project costs, including all project overruns, $40 million in neighborhood transportation improvements, and a bevy of […]

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Council To Form Progressive Revenue Task Force

Prospective Members Encouraged to Apply by Monday (Dec. 4) Seattle, WA — On November 20th, Council passed Resolution  31782 establishing a task force to explore potential new progressive revenue sources, including an Employee Hours Tax (EHT).  The task force will be charged with identifying investments to assist people who are homeless or at high risk […]

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Mosqueda Sworn-In As City Councilmember

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) received the Oath of Office earlier today in Council Chambers following the certification of the 2017 election results by King County Elections. Mosqueda joins the Council after more than a decade of effectively advocating for workers rights and immigrants and refugees. She is best known for the […]

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Councilmember Johnson Response to FEIS Appeal

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Chair of the Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee issued the following statement in response to an appeal of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS): “Two years ago, Seattle City Council committed to the implementation of a mandatory inclusionary zoning program to help […]

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Council Adopts 2018 City Budget

Council Adopts 2018 City Budget Chair Herbold: Budget will ‘meaningfully impact the lives of everyday people in Seattle’   Seattle – City Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), and chair of the Council’s Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after the Council voted to adopt the 2018 City budget: “Over […]

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Council Votes to Approve Gonzalez’s, O’Brien’s Resolution Supporting ‘Ongoing Progressive Revenues’ in Homelessness Investments

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the Full Council vote in support of Resolution 31782, which was co-sponsored by Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle).  The resolution is intended to establish a process to identify new and ongoing progressive revenues, including an Employee Hours Tax, with […]

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