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Budget Chair Herbold To Announce Initial Balancing Package

Council’s priorities to take shape through adds, cuts SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & Highland Park), and Chair of the Council’s Select Budget Committee will release an initial balancing package of amendments to the Mayor’s proposed budget on Tuesday, October 31 beginning at 9:30 a.m. “This initial proposed balancing package strives […]

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Councilmembers O’Brien, Harris-Talley Announce ‘HOMES’ Proposal aimed at alleviating factors fueling homelessness

SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Councilmember Kirsten Harris-Talley (Pos. 8, Citywide) together announced a proposal intended to help meet the costs associated with alleviating the factors contributing to Seattle’s homelessness crisis – namely, places for people to live in the short- and long-term. Three critical changes to the City’s approach […]

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Council Selects Harris-Talley to Fill Pos. 8 Vacancy

SEATTLE – City Councilmembers selected and appointed Kirsten Harris-Talley this afternoon during a Special Meeting of the Full Council to fill the vacancy in Council Position 8. Harris-Talley brings more than fifteen years of experience in advocacy to her appointment on the City Council.  Most recently she served as Program Director for Progress Alliance of […]

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Council Votes Encourages Housing, Pedestrian-Friendly Development in North Seattle

Limits New Heavy Development in Urban Villages SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her colleagues voted unanimously in favor of passing Council Bill 119093, effectively placing a temporary limit on new heavy commercial development to encourage more housing and pedestrian friendly commercial development in the Aurora Licton Springs Urban Village. “I […]

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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 Receives Vacancy Process Update, Briefed on Applicants By City Clerk

SEATTLE – Councilmember and President Pro Tem Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and his colleagues received a briefing about the process to fill the vacancy for Position 8, and an update on the application period, which closed on Sunday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. Seattle City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons provided a memo to […]

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Herbold Voted by Council Colleagues to Serve as Budget Chair

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & Highland Park), released the following statement after today’s Full Council meeting, at which her colleagues voted in favor of her assuming the role as Chair of the Select Budget Committee, a position previously held by now-Mayor Tim Burgess during his time as Councilmember, Position 8: […]

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Harrell, O’Brien Announce Updates to Community-led Forum, Council Vacancy Schedule

SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) and Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) announced updated dates for the community forum as part of a process to fill the vacancy in Council Position 8. During today’s Full Council meeting, Council formally endorsed the 20-day vacancy process through Resolution 31778. At the […]

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Council President Harrell Proposes Process to Fill Vacancy

SEATTLE – Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) announced a proposed process to fill the vacancy in Council Position 8 last week caused by Tim Burgess being sworn-in as the Mayor of Seattle. The City Charter gives the City Council 20 days to fill a vacant Council position. The 20-day period is from […]

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Councilmember Herbold Statement Regarding City Auditor’s Review of Hate Crimes in Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after the release of the City Auditor’s report on hate crimes in Seattle: “As chair of the Council committee with oversight of civil rights issues, I thank the City Auditor’s Office for their report released earlier today, Review of […]

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