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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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    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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