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    Councilmember González’s Statement on New Executive Order

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the release of the latest Executive Order on immigration: “No one is fooled by this Executive Order.  It reiterates ill-conceived federal action based in xenophobia rather than fact. If anything, this repackaged order affirms that the Trump administration believes they can’t win against […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement Following Shooting of Deep Rai, Sikh Kent Resident

    SEATTLE – All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after India-born Kent resident, Deep Rai, was attacked in his driveway in Kent on Friday, allegedly being told “go back to your own country” before being shot: “Seattle is home to thousands of South Asian community members.  We began last week by condemning anti-Semitic […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement of Support Following Threat to Jewish Community Center

    All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island: “We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Daniel Ramirez Medina Hearing

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following this morning’s status conference at the U.S. District Courthouse: “I’m disappointed that Daniel wasn’t released today. That was the hope. However, Judge Donohue’s comments indicate that he understands the gravity of the situation for both Daniel and DACA recipients across the nation. I’m […]

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    Councilmember González Announces Path Forward for SPD Reform

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, announced today her intended path forward for consideration of legislation to reform the Seattle Police Department.  Following Federal Judge Robart’s initial approval of draft reform legislation, Councilmember González’s committee will soon begin a public process to […]

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    Councilmember González’ Statement of Support for State Paid Family Leave Bill

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity Committee, issued the following statement following Senator Karen Keiser’s (D – Des Moines) and Representative June Robinson’s (D – Everett) unveiling of State legislation to provide paid family and medical leave to support and strengthen Washington’s working families: “I am proud to stand in support […]

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    Council Adopts City’s First Anti-Hate Resolution

    Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), together with her colleagues, adopted the City’s first Anti-Hate resolution today, reaffirming Seattle’s values of inclusion, respect and justice.  The resolution passed Full Council by a unanimous vote of 8-0 and calls on the President-Elect to both condemn recent bias attacks and hate speech; and, […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on Hotel Worker Initiative’s Passage

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following voters’ approval of Initiative 124, which will improve working conditions for hotel workers in Seattle: “Whether to protect vulnerable hotel employees has always been a no-brainer choice for me, and apparently it was a no-brainer for Seattle voters too. I am so proud […]

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    Councilmembers Pursue New Plan to Build Affordable Housing, Utilize Bonds

    Six Councilmembers introduced a new proposal today intended to create up to 500 new units of affordable housing for Seattle residents. The housing production would be funded by newly utilizing the City’s existing bonding capacity and paid off over a 30 year term. Councilmembers Bagshaw, González, Herbold, Johnson, O’Brien, and Sawant have signed on to […]

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    Councilmember González’ Statement on Delivery of Draft Plan for SPD Reform

    Councilmember M. Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, issued the following statement after City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a draft police reform proposal with U.S. District Judge James Robart for his review: “After four years, it’s heartening to see that a draft police accountability plan, developed collaboratively […]

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