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    Burgess Nominated as Mayor of Seattle

    The Seattle City Council elected Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) as the 55th Mayor of Seattle today.  Burgess will take the oath of office today at 5:00 p.m., which will be administered by City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons.  Burgess will serve as Mayor until King County certifies election results on November 28, 2018. Click […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on Supreme Court Upholding Seattle’s Gun Violence Tax

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Finance Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court upheld Seattle’s Gun Violence Tax.  Burgess introduced the legislation at Council in 2015: “I’m thrilled to see our Supreme Court so strongly uphold Seattle’s Gun Violence Tax. We knew from the start that […]

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    Council and Mayor Murray Nominate Appointees for the Seattle Renters’ Commission

    Today the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray announced their appointees to the new Seattle Renters’ Commission (SRC). Created by Ordinance 125280 in March 2017, the 15-member commission will advise the City on priorities, policies, and strategies related to all issues concerning renters across the City of Seattle. It will also monitor and provide […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on Committee Approval of a City Income Tax on High-Income Residents

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Finance Committee, issued the following statement following Committee approval of a city income tax on high-income residents: “This is a step toward a fairer tax system. We will use the tax proceeds to lower property taxes and to fund essential city services. In a state […]

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    Councilmember Harrell’s, Burgess’ Statement on SPS Bell Time Funding

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, Southeast Seattle) and Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after the Full Council moved to hold legislation which would have repurposed $2.3 million in Families & Education Levy dollars to pay for school bus transportation services: “When Seattleites approved the Families and Education Levy, they […]

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    Council Approves Funds for Firearm Surrender from Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

    Council unanimously approved legislation today dedicating funds to enforce the 2014 state law that enabled courts to require domestic violence abusers to surrender their firearms. The funding was sought because, in spite of the state law, enforcement of surrender orders has been weak. In 2016, 56% of orders in Seattle were completely ignored, while, for […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on $30M from Allen Foundation

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Allen Foundation’s $30M investment in housing for homeless families: “This strategic investment is a great example of what Seattle’s philanthropic and business community can accomplish when they creatively partner with city […]

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    Revised Short-Term Rental Legislation Advanced

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) announced revised short-term rental legislation today, which would address regulations for a growing industry that includes companies like Airbnb and VRBO.  Following Council consideration of an earlier draft in 2016, Councilmember Burgess worked with neighborhoods, renters, hosts, and affected companies to develop updated legislation to meet the underlying issues […]

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    Councilmembers Burgess’ and González’s Statements on the Seattle Police Monitor’s Assessment of Use of Force

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8, Citywide) and Councilmember Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statements following the Seattle Police Monitor’s assessment that Seattle Police Department (SPD) has achieved initial compliance with the provisions of the Consent Decree between the Department of Justice and City of Seattle: “The Monitor’s assessment is great news for […]

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    Council and Mayor Murray Seek Volunteers to Serve on New Seattle Renters’ Commission

    Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council are seeking community members to serve on the Seattle Renters’ Commission (SRC). Established by ordinance in March, the SRC will advise the City on policies and issues of interest to renters citywide. The Commission is composed of 15 members – six are appointed by City Council, six […]

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