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Councilmember González’s Statement on AG Sessions’ Threat to Subpoena King County’s Records

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to subpoena King County’s records relating to immigration status: “As the Chair of the Seattle City Council’s committee responsible for public safety and immigration policy, […]

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City Council’s Statement on ICE Targeting Immigrant Rights Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando

New Americans Committee Chair M. Lorena Gonzalez and Vice Chair Teresa Mosqueda issued the following statement jointly with all nine members of the Seattle City Council in response to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s initiation of deportation proceedings against immigrant rights activist, Maru Mora-Villalpando: “We, members of the Seattle City Council, are angered that Seattle’s office of Immigration […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on ICE Raids at 7-Elevens in L.A., Wash.: Deportation can mean a death sentence

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in response to reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) have raided various 7-Eleven retail stores targeting undocumented immigrants and checking employees’ immigration status: “It is incredibly frustrating our federal Administration chooses to create political theater through enforcement actions of I.C.E. that threaten the […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda Respond to AG’s Motel 6 Suit

Councilmembers M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9) and Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide, Pos. 8) issued the following joint-statement in response to Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court suing Motel 6 for sharing guest information with the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security for over 9,000 Motel 6 guests. As a result […]

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Council Announces Progressive Revenue Task Force Co-Chairs, Members

Councilmember M. Lorena González Councilmember Lisa Herbold FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE – Following Council’s budget deliberations in November 2017, Council committed to convene an ad hoc Progressive Revenue Task Force (PRT) to identify and recommend progressive revenue options that can be dedicated toward addressing Seattle’s homelessness and affordability crisis.   Today, the Council is announcing […]

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Council Sets 2018-19 Committee Assignments

The Seattle City Council today adopted Resolution 31789 establishing committee assignments for 2018 and 2019. Each Councilmember is responsible for chairing a Council committee and managing legislation related to the committee’s respective subjects. In addition, each Councilmember serves as vice chair, member and alternate on three additional committees. Councilmembers elected Council President Harrell to continue […]

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Council Votes to Approve Gonzalez’s, O’Brien’s Resolution Supporting ‘Ongoing Progressive Revenues’ in Homelessness Investments

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement following the Full Council vote in support of Resolution 31782, which was co-sponsored by Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle).  The resolution is intended to establish a process to identify new and ongoing progressive revenues, including an Employee Hours Tax, with […]

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Councilmember González’s Reaction to Force Review Board Investigation of Lyles’ Death

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement in reaction to the Force Review Board’s preliminary results in the pending investigation of the death of Charleena Lyles: “The preliminary results of the Force Review Board’s (FRB) pending investigation into the tragic death of Ms. Charleena Lyles were reported on Tuesday […]

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Councilmembers González’s, Herbold’s Response to Account of Immigration & Enforcement Agents in South Park

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement in response to an account earlier today of a South Park incident during which U.S. Immigration and Enforcement (I.C.E.) agents attempted to enter the apartment building at the intersection of 14th and […]

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Councilmember González, Mayor Burgess Reaffirm Support of Immigrant Communities, DACA Program with Unanimous Passage of Two Resolutions

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and her colleagues reaffirmed Seattle’s support for immigrant communities and DACA program recipients with passage today of two related resolutions.  Resolution 31779, affirms the City’s support of immigrant communities; and, Resolution 31775, strengthens public safety by affirming the City’s support for immigrant and refugee witnesses, survivors, […]

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