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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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Councilmember Herbold’s Statement on Protection of Transgender Students

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement upon learning of the Trump administration’s plans to rescind incentives that protect transgender students in schools: “It’s outrageous that the federal government won’t help protect students against discrimination based on their gender identity.  We’re one country, and protection from discrimination can’t […]

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Councilmember Herbold on University District Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Legislation

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued this statement after Council’s adoption of the University District MHA Rezone: “As I considered the U District Rezone and the new MHA requirements, my top priority was insuring that the new requirements to contribute to affordable housing were adequate to meet the need.  The […]

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Councilmember Herbold’s Statement on Bike Share Decision

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after Mayor Murray’s announcement that the City will not pursue a new bike share system following Pronto Cycle Share’s decommissioning later this winter: “This was absolutely the right call. With limited public dollars, these resources are better used to develop safe […]

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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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Herbold’s Statement on the Passage of $29M Housing Bond

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after the passage of legislation creating a $29M housing bond intended to expand financing for affordable housing in Seattle for 2017: “With a vote of 7-2 in favor of this proposal, my colleagues and I have signaled our common desire to […]

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Councilmember Herbold’s Statement on Election Night Wins for Workers

Councilmember Lisa Herbold issued the following statement after the passage of Initiative 124 (hotel workers), Sound Transit 3 (ST3/Light Rail), Initiative 1433 (statewide minimum wage, and paid sick & safe leave), and other electoral victories that serve to improve the quality of life for Seattle and Washington workers: “Affordability in Seattle has never been more […]

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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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RELEASE: Council Votes to Enhance Access to Green Careers for Young People of Color

Council unanimously adopted a resolution today to support the recruitment for and development of green careers for young people of color, both in City of Seattle government and in the Seattle economy as a whole.  Earlier this year the City, via the Workforce Equity Action Plan, committed to improve recruitment, support and advancement of entry-level […]

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Councilmember Herbold to Pursue Seattle Legacy Business Preservation

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) welcomed today’s announcement that Seattle Legacy Business Preservation was recommended by the Commercial Affordability Advisory Committee, and announced that she intends to pursue funding in the City budget to develop a small business preservation program in Seattle. “Independent small businesses often define a neighborhood, and […]

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