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    Council President Pro Tem González’s Statement on Council Vacancy, Mayoral Selection Process

    Councilmember and President Pro Tem M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after the announcement of Mayor Bruce A. Harrell, who stated earlier today that he is declining the role of Mayor of Seattle: “Following the resignation of our City’s Mayor this week, then-Council President Bruce A. Harrell received the Oath of […]

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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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    Councilmember González’s Statement on President Trump’s Proposed RAISE Act

    SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee, issued the following statement after the President expressed his support for the federal RAISE Act immigration legislation which would, according to the New York Times, “cut legal immigration to the United States in half within a decade by […]

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    Council Approves Strongest-in-Nation Surveillance Technology Transparency Ordinance

    Council unanimously approved Surveillance Technology Acquisition legislation today to enhance public awareness and involvement when the City considers implementing new surveillance technology or software. Currently, City departments are only required to obtain Council approval before acquiring and using surveillance hardware. The legislation approved by Council today, sponsored by Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), […]

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    Councilmember Gonzalez To Mayor Murray: ‘Cloud Of Serious Allegations’ Merits An Unprecedented Response

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Ed Murray’s letter stating his intent to fulfill his full term as Seattle’s Mayor: “Last Monday I expressed my concerns about Mayor Ed Murray’s ability to simultaneously defend himself from public allegations of sexual abuse and to effectively serve our […]

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    Councilmember González, Board Of Health Vote To Approve New Rule For County’s Limited Service Pregnancy Centers

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following a vote of 11-1 to approve BOH17-04 “relating to the disclosure of information by limited service pregnancy centers” in her capacity as a member of the King County Board of Health: “Limited service pregnancy centers’ aren’t health care clinics and anyone entering a […]

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    Harrell, González Statement on Committee Approval of Bias-Free Policing Law

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) and Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee’s approval of a bias-free policing law in Seattle: “This legislation sends a strong message that the City is committed to ensuring constitutional policing now and […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement Celebrating Passage of Statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide), Chair of the Seattle City Council’s Gender Equity Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Washington State Legislature’s passage of a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave bill: “The passage of a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave policy will create a best-in-nation program that will […]

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    Councilmembers González and Johnson’s Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting at Magnuson Park

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Safe Communities Committee, and Councilmember Rob Johnson, Council representative for District 4 (Northeast Seattle), issued the below statements following the fatal officer-involved shooting at Magnuson Park yesterday: Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) said, “I am incredibly saddened by the death of Charleena Lyles and my […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling Affecting Immigrants’ Legal Access

    Councilmember M. Lorena González  (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after Federal Judge Richard Jones issued a nationwide order that temporarily prevents the Department of Justice from issuing cease and desist orders to immigration lawyers: “Today’s ruling demonstrates that lawyers and advocates defending immigrants and refugees will not back down in the face of […]

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