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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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    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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    Herbold, Bagshaw Statement on Fatal U District Crash

    Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after this morning’s fatal crash at NE 50th St. and I-5 near the U District: “This morning a man sleeping in a tent near 50th NE off ramp from northbound I-5 […]

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    Councilmembers Herbold and O’Brien on U District Rezone

    Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Ballard) issued the following statement regarding Mayor Murray’s announcement of a proposed University District rezone and urban design framework: “The University District will be the first rezone since Council adopted the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA-R) legislation last month, requiring […]

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    Councilmembers Unveil Legislation: New Rules for Encampment Clear Outs

    Councilmembers Rob Johnson, Lisa Herbold, Mike O’Brien and Kshama Sawant unveiled legislation today that would revamp the City’s current practice of encampment sweeps, allowing for clear outs after the City fulfils certain conditions. The legislation was developed with the goal of protecting public safety and connecting the unhoused with permanent housing options. Councilmembers intend for […]

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    Councilmembers Call for Special Committee on City Capital Project Oversight

    Councilmembers Rob Johnson and Lisa Herbold called for creation of a special Council committee to oversee City-funded capital projects following recent capital expenditures that exceeded initial budgets, including the North Precinct Police Station, the downtown waterfront Seawall, and the New Customer Information System which handles billing issues at the City’s utility departments. Councilmember Lisa Herbold […]

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    University of Washington, Councilmembers Convene Paid Family Leave Symposium

    Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Lorena González and Lisa Herbold joined with the University of Washington to co-host a Paid Parental Leave Symposium at UW yesterday, where elected officials, business leaders, worker advocates, and researchers convened to discuss the scope and tools available to consider paid family leave policies for Seattle workers.  Over 60 people participated in […]

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