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    Creating a Community of Care for Tent City 5

    We have come a long way since Tent City Five (TC5) first came to Interbay two years ago. I am deeply grateful to the compassionate Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Interbay residents and businesses who have built this caring community together. On Wednesday, September 6, I attended a meeting at the Magnolia Community Center hosted jointly by […]

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    Thanking Emergency Responders; Public Safety Meeting; Safety and Health Survey; Tragic Homicide; Street Vacation; Office Hours

    Thanking Seattle’s Emergency Responders Seattle’s first responders have been active in responding to the Hurricane Harvey response efforts in Texas, and the wildfires in Washington State, and in preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Georgia and Florida. Firefighters Chris Lombard, Jon Olson, Chuck Boehmer, Darrin Quaschnik, and Greg Sobole deployed as part of […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant responds to Amazon’s announcement it will build 2nd headquarters

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement after Amazon announced its intention to develop a second headquarters location outside Seattle: “Amazon’s quest for a second massive corporate base is reminiscent of Boeing’s ongoing efforts to ship jobs out of the Seattle area and hold us hostage. For decades, Boeing […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant responds to Amazon’s announcement it will build 2nd headquarters

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement after Amazon announced its intention to develop a second headquarters location outside Seattle: “Amazon’s quest for a second massive corporate base is reminiscent of Boeing’s ongoing efforts to ship jobs out of the Seattle area and hold us hostage. For decades, Boeing executives and […]

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    Our Moral Compass:  Responding to Charlottesville, DACA and Taking Regional Action  

    The visible hatred on display in Charlottesville in August was a shock felt around the world.  Journalists, academics, activists, engaged community members and many thoughtful politicians in our nation — as well as those of us who have learned from history — continue to think about the implications. Despite the ugliness, the response has been […]

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    Vacant Building Legislation

    Yesterday the Seattle City Council voted unanimously in favor of Council Bill 118971, legislation I was proud to co-sponsor in response to community requests to reform our city’s vacant building regulations. Seattle has seen a significant uptick in hazardous vacant buildings, which can pose serious risks to neighbors, transient occupants, and the first responders who […]

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    My Statement Regarding Trump’s Attack on DACA

    On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Trump announced an end to the DACA program. Below is my statement in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers: Donald Trump’s egregious attack on the lives of over 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients is part of his promised all-out right-wing assault on immigrants. As an immigrant […]

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    Councilmember Sawant Regarding Attack on DACA

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s attack Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “Donald Trump’s egregious attack on the lives of over 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients is part of his promised all-out right-wing assault on immigrants. As an immigrant myself, as […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on DACA Preservation

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) rescission: “Today’s announcement by President Trump’s administration demonstrates his premeditated effort to rescind protections and continue attacks […]

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    Labor Day Recognition; Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help; Apply for the Park District Oversight Committee

    Labor Day Recognition Keeping with Labor Day tradition, there’s lots to do to honor the contributions made by the labor movement and the individual workers in that movement to the laws protecting workers as well as the strength and prosperity of our nation.  Here’s what I’m up to on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.  I […]

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