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    Councilmember Johnson on University District Upzone Legislation

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following Council’s unanimous adoption of the University District upzone: “Today’s passage of the University District Upzone represents a huge step in living our values as a welcoming, sustainable, and inclusive city.  These zoning changes are […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Daniel Ramirez Medina Hearing

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following this morning’s status conference at the U.S. District Courthouse: “I’m disappointed that Daniel wasn’t released today. That was the hope. However, Judge Donohue’s comments indicate that he understands the gravity of the situation for both Daniel and DACA recipients across the nation. I’m […]

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    Councilmember Bagshaw on Navigation Center Siting

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement about the siting of a new Navigation Center in Seattle: “Everyone needs stable housing – including those who are struggling with mental illness or substance abuse or those who are camping out in this winter weather.  The new Navigation Center will provide […]

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    Councilmember Sawant’s Wells Fargo Speech (as prepared)

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant delivered the following remarks at the Seattle City Council’s Tuesday meeting regarding her legislation to lapse the City’s contract with Wells Fargo: “Thanks to all the Councilmembers for voting Yes on this legislation. As far as I know, Seattle is the first city to have divested from Wells Fargo. The example that […]

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    Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on Monday’s Wells Fargo Legislation

    Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement today about this Monday’s forthcoming 2 p.m. vote to lapse the City’s depository services contract with Wells Fargo: “Earlier this week my colleagues and I voted unanimously in favor of effectively removing more than $3B of the City’s funds from Wells Fargo Bank. We […]

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    Shattered Greenwood Businesses, Verging on Collapse Seek Support, Justice One Year Later from Puget Sound Energy (PSE)

    “Negligence blew a hole in our home. But it doesn’t have to kill our dream.” Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 Seattle, WA – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) joined Greenwood-area business owners nearly one year after the March 9 explosion which traumatized the neighborhood and decimated local businesses. While some attendees […]

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    Councilmember González Announces Path Forward for SPD Reform

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, announced today her intended path forward for consideration of legislation to reform the Seattle Police Department.  Following Federal Judge Robart’s initial approval of draft reform legislation, Councilmember González’s committee will soon begin a public process to […]

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    Councilmember Herbold’s Statement on Bike Share Decision

    Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after Mayor Murray’s announcement that the City will not pursue a new bike share system following Pronto Cycle Share’s decommissioning later this winter: “This was absolutely the right call. With limited public dollars, these resources are better used to develop safe […]

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    Councilmember González’ Statement of Support for State Paid Family Leave Bill

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity Committee, issued the following statement following Senator Karen Keiser’s (D – Des Moines) and Representative June Robinson’s (D – Everett) unveiling of State legislation to provide paid family and medical leave to support and strengthen Washington’s working families: “I am proud to stand in support […]

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    Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement on Youth Jail Decision

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) issued the following statement following the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection’s (SDCI) issuance of a land use decision relating to the King County Children and Family Justice Center: “Mounting evidence reinforces what communities of color have been telling us for years: jailing youth perpetuates a […]

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