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    Councilmembers’ Bill to Create a ‘Seattle Renters’ Commission’

    Three City Council members—Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien—announced today they will introduce legislation creating the Seattle Renters’ Commission. The Commission is designed to give renters—approximately half of Seattle residents—a stronger voice at City Hall. If the proposed legislation is approved by the Council, the 15-person volunteer commission would address topics ranging from housing […]

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    Council Budget Committee Approves 2017 Annual Budget Package – Investments in Homeless Response, Early Learning

    SEATTLE – Council’s nine member Select Budget Committee voted to approve a 2017-2018 City budget package today, which will enhance investments in homelessness prevention and response, early learning and education, and neighborhood public safety.  Budget Committee Chair Tim Burgess developed the approved budget package through consultation with his Council colleagues and soliciting feedback from the […]

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    Council to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed 2017 Budget, Free Childcare Provided

    The City Council will host its first public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 City budget Wednesday evening in Seattle City Council Chambers. The public will have the opportunity to address Councilmembers regarding their priorities as it relates to the 2017-18 operating budget.  To make the Council’s budget process more accessible, complimentary childcare will be provided […]

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    Mayor Murray, Councilmembers Announce Update to North Precinct Plan

    Today, Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Debora Juarez and Lorena González announced that the City will review the proposed new North Precinct facility, citing concerns around equity, cost and community needs. The City will follow a recently-passed Council resolution and conduct a Racial Equity Toolkit review of the proposed precinct, and review key […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on Homeless Encampment Ordinance

    Councilmember Tim Burgess issued the following statement regarding today’s Council decision on the Homeless Encampment Ordinance: “I agree that the City can do a better job of how we respond to homelessness in Seattle. But, the legislation introduced today is not the answer. “The proposed ordinance is not the balanced approach the people of Seattle […]

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    RELEASE: Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on Passage of Housing Levy

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Citywide) released the following statement on the passage of the Seattle Housing Levy (Proposition 1): “Seattle voters today put their money where their hearts are, compassionately investing their hard-earned money to help our most vulnerable neighbors. The Seattle Housing Levy is an essential part of a holistic response to addressing the affordability […]

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    Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on SPOG Rejecting City’s Contract Offer

    Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8 – Citywide), chair of the City’s Labor Relations Policy Committee, issued the following statement regarding the reported vote by the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) to reject the City’s contract offer: “The City negotiated with SPOG in good faith. We attempted to accommodate many of the union’s requests without weakening […]

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    Councilmember Tim Burgess’ Statement on Proposed Sale of Pacific Place Garage

    SEATTLE – Councilmember Tim Burgess issued the following statement supporting Mayor Ed Murray’s recommendation that the City-owned Pacific Place parking garage be sold: “The $87 million sale price validates the Council’s decision to put the brakes on the $55 million offer in 2013. By waiting just three more years, the City will receive $32 million […]

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    Arena proponents, neighboring teams reach scheduling and access agreement

    The Council received language today from representatives of ArenaCo, the Seattle Seahawks/First & Goal, Inc., and the Seattle Mariners that places conditions on the scheduling of events if a new arena is built in Sodo. At the Council’s request, the parties came together to draft the mutually agreeable language regarding scheduling and access. “At the […]

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    Council Endorses Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

    City Council unanimously approved legislation today sponsored by Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Lorena González encouraging local pharmacies and police precincts to set up drop-boxes for unused, surplus prescription medicines, including controlled opioid drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium and Ritalin. “Prescription drug abuse is a serious threat to our community and often leads to addiction […]

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