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Councilmember Herbold Response to AG Sessions’ Marijuana Decision

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), as chair of the Council’s committee on issues related to economic development, issued the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his intent to change the federal government’s approach to legalized marijuana: “Seattle, with critical vision and leadership from the cannabis industry, has […]

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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 Adopts 2018 City Budget

Council Adopts 2018 City Budget Chair Herbold: Budget will ‘meaningfully impact the lives of everyday people in Seattle’   Seattle – City Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), and chair of the Council’s Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after the Council voted to adopt the 2018 City budget: “Over […]

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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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Budget Chair Herbold To Announce Initial Balancing Package

Council’s priorities to take shape through adds, cuts SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & Highland Park), and Chair of the Council’s Select Budget Committee will release an initial balancing package of amendments to the Mayor’s proposed budget on Tuesday, October 31 beginning at 9:30 a.m. “This initial proposed balancing package strives […]

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Herbold Voted by Council Colleagues to Serve as Budget Chair

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & Highland Park), released the following statement after today’s Full Council meeting, at which her colleagues voted in favor of her assuming the role as Chair of the Select Budget Committee, a position previously held by now-Mayor Tim Burgess during his time as Councilmember, Position 8: […]

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Councilmember Herbold Statement Regarding City Auditor’s Review of Hate Crimes in Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after the release of the City Auditor’s report on hate crimes in Seattle: “As chair of the Council committee with oversight of civil rights issues, I thank the City Auditor’s Office for their report released earlier today, Review of […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold: Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee, issued an open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos following this morning’s meeting of Whole Foods’ shareholders and subsequent vote to approve deal with Amazon.com asking that he convene a […]

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Council Approves Fair Chance Housing Legislation: Councilmember Herbold’s Remarks as Delivered

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) shared the following remarks as delivered today during deliberation by the Full Council of the Fair Chance Housing ordinance, which passed 8-0.  The legislation, co-sponsored by Council President Bruce Harrell, prohibits landlords from screening applicants based on past arrests or criminal convictions: “I first want […]

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