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Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on $30M from Allen Foundation

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement today after the Allen Foundation announced $30M to support homeless families: “It’s not every day our city receives word of a multi-million-dollar partnership that will help to alleviate a decade-old crisis.  But today, due to the Allen Foundation’s tremendous generosity, families and young children […]

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Councilmembers González and Juarez’s Statement on Seattle’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Lawsuit

Councilmembers M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide) and Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement following the City’s announcement that it will sue the federal government over President Trump’s Executive Order targeting so-called, “Sanctuary Cities”: “We’re all-in on this lawsuit. Make no mistake, the City of Seattle will not be coerced into […]

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Councilmembers’ Statement Following Shooting of Deep Rai, Sikh Kent Resident

SEATTLE – All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after India-born Kent resident, Deep Rai, was attacked in his driveway in Kent on Friday, allegedly being told “go back to your own country” before being shot: “Seattle is home to thousands of South Asian community members.  We began last week by condemning anti-Semitic […]

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Councilmembers’ Statement of Support Following Threat to Jewish Community Center

All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island: “We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer […]

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Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on Monday’s Wells Fargo Legislation

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement today about this Monday’s forthcoming 2 p.m. vote to lapse the City’s depository services contract with Wells Fargo: “Earlier this week my colleagues and I voted unanimously in favor of effectively removing more than $3B of the City’s funds from Wells Fargo Bank. We […]

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Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on New Sanctioned Encampment Site in North Seattle

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement following the Human Services Department’s announcement that they have selected 3 new potential sites for sanctioned encampments in Seattle: “Today the Human Services Department announced that a new tiny house village will be located in North Seattle. This new site will be located south […]

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Councilmember Juarez’ Statement on Vote to Approve 2017-18 City Budget

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement after the passage of the 2017-18 City Budget earlier today: “Reviewing and approving the city budget is one of the most important responsibilities of the City Council. I am pleased to report that, due to strong community advocacy as well as my actions, I […]

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Councilmember Juarez’ Statement on Sound Transit 3 Campaign’s Declaration of Victory

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement after the Sound Transit 3 campaign declared victory today: “The passage of ST3 -– which will fully fund a light rail station at NE 130th Street & Interstate 5 — is due in large part to successful advocacy by North Seattleites. Our District 5 […]

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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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Councilmembers’ Statement on County Allocation of Affordable Housing, Transit-Oriented Development Dollars

Council President Bruce Harrell and Councilmembers M. Lorena González and Debora Juarez, issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s action by the King County Executive and County Council to issue revenue bonds totaling $87M, which will be backed by future hotel/motel revenues: Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) said, “I thank the King County […]

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