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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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    Councilmember González’ Statement on Investigation into SPD Digital Surveillance

    Councilmember Lorena González, Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, issued the following statement regarding Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) Director Pierce Murphy’s announced preliminary investigation into the Seattle Police Department’s acquisition and utilization of Geofeedia software, which is designed to monitor the public’s social media communications: “I am disappointed […]

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    Mayor Murray, Councilmembers applaud unanimous adoption of secure scheduling legislation

    Council unanimously (9-0) adopted Secure Scheduling legislation today, adding stability and predictability to Seattle shift workers’ hourly incomes and schedules. The legislation, developed collaboratively between Mayor Ed Murray, Councilmember Lorena González and Councilmember Lisa Herbold, is intended to address retail and food service employees’ unpredictable working conditions by requiring employers to provide workers with a […]

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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 González’ Statement on Introduction of Encampment Legislation

    Councilmember Lorena González issued the following statement regarding today’s upcoming decision to introduce legislation to revise the City’s encampment clear out policy: “In two months, the City of Seattle will be recognizing the one-year anniversary of the declaration of a State of Emergency on Homelessness.  Sadly, in the almost twelve months since that declaration, we […]

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