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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s Domestic Workers Legislation Signed into Law by Mayor

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s legislation on domestic workers, known as the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, was signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan today during a bill signing event at Casa Latina. Seattle is the first city in the country to pass a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which guarantees workers earn minimum wage, rest and meal […]


Seattle First City to Pass Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda sponsored the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which the Seattle City Council passed unanimously this afternoon, making Seattle the first city in the country to create laws that specifically protect nannies, caretakers, house cleaners, gardeners, and other domestic workers. Council Bill 119286 establishes the following labor standards for domestic workers: Hiring entities […]


Council Honors Activist Alan Sugiyama through Street Naming

The City Council passed Resolution 31827 today to honor the legacy of community activist Alan “Al” Sugiyama. 15th Avenue South between South Nevada Street and South Columbian Way will have an honorary designation of “Alan Sugiyama Way.” Mr. Sugiyama, a life-long Seattle resident, community activist, and educator lived over 40 years in the Beacon Hill […]


Prepaid Postage for Returned Ballots; In-District Office Hours and Special Guest CM González!; Office of Planning and Community Development Growth Monitoring Report- D1 Highlights; Duwamish Valley Affordable Housing Coalition Wins Economic Development Initiative Award; Motor vehicle exhaust noise law goes into effect July 22; SW Precinct offering free use of engraver; Wrong Streetcars Purchased for Center City Streetcar

Prepaid Postage for Returned Ballots As you may have heard, last May the King County Council approved the King County Elections request for prepaid postage for every voter in the County so that they could return their ballot through the mail without a stamp. King County Elections conducted two prepaid postage pilots last year.  By […]


A Coordinated Response to Addressing Elder Abuse

Imagine you learn that a trusted relation has drained your grandfather’s bank account, leaving him without resources and his home mortgage about to be foreclosed. Or that a drug-addicted sister has moved back in with Mom and Dad and has insisted –repeatedly — that your parents withdraw money from their ATM.  She has invited her drug addicted […]


Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Advances Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Out of Committee

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) advanced the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights through her Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, legislation that requires domestic workers receive a minimum wage, rest and meal breaks and privacy protections. “Domestic workers are the backbone of our economy. They look after our children, assist our aging seniors, […]


Creating a Connected, Protected Bicycle Lane Network in Downtown

Riding a bike is proven to keep communities healthy, and to reduce climate pollution, and approximately 60% of Seattleites want to bike more than they do now.  But today we heard loud and clear that the lack of safe, connected routes is cited as the number one reason why they don’t. In recent years there […]


O’Brien Highlights Community Support For ‘Complete Streets’ Bike Network

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee, introduced Resolution #31826, which memorializes the Seattle Center City Bike Network and establishes an 18-month implementation schedule for creating a connected, protected bicycle lane network in downtown Seattle by 2020. The resolution was introduced to the Committee during a special hearing on Wednesday, […]


Electricity Rate Hikes on Working Families

Mere weeks after they repealed the Amazon Tax that would have funded affordable housing, the Seattle City Council voted on July 9th to approve a plan to increase electricity rates on working families by about 30% over the next 6 years. Unfortunately, I was the only NO vote. Below are my comments explaining why I […]


Small Business Survey; Results of Homeless Services; West Seattle Light Rail; SPU/SCL Call Center; Office Hours; Police Chief Confirmation

Seattle Small Business Survey In continuing its efforts to support Seattle small businesses the Office of Economic Development has designed a survey to ask small business owners across the city what the City can do to better support the success of Seattle small businesses.  This information will help OED to prioritize their programs and services, […]

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