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Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness

Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness.  The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million  (about 3% of all businesses). The measure […]

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Council Sponsors of Proposed Progressive Tax on Business Respond to Seattle “Construction Pause”

Councilmembers M. Lorena González, Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda and Mike O’Brien issued the following statement in response to the “construction pause” announced earlier today: “Collectively we – the primary sponsors of the business tax currently being discussed in Council –  represent 750,000 people who call Seattle home. “Under our plan, called the Progressive Tax on […]

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Seattle City Council Proposes a Progressive Tax on Business

Task Force Co-Chairs González, Herbold Explain Details of Legislation Intended to Help Seattle Structurally Address Homelessness   Seattle, WA — Following more than four months of deliberation and stakeholder engagement, Council introduced legislation and a companion spending plan resolution today outlining the details of a progressive tax on business, which would generate additional revenue necessary […]

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Council Votes to Eliminate Subminimum Wage

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s (Citywide – Pos. 8) first piece of labor policy passed with a vote of 8-0 by the Seattle City Council, codifying the City’s commitment to eliminate a subminimum wage for workers with disabilities. C.B. 119220 ends the archaic practice of allowing people with disabilities to be paid a subminimum wage, and codifies […]

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Seattle City Council Opposes Federal Changes to 2020 Census

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) initiated a council letter signed by all members of Seattle City Council to Secretary Wilbur Ross at the U.S. Department of Commerce opposing the proposed changes to the 2020 census. “We have a duty to represent the over 700,000 people who live in Seattle, and without accurate data from […]

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Council Halts Rent Bidding Apps, City to Evaluate Impacts to Housing Access

Council adopted Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s first piece of Council-developed legislation by a vote of 8-0 today, putting a moratorium on “rent bidding” platforms in Seattle. This burgeoning new technology allows landlords to competitively auction rental housing units to the highest bidder via applications.  The “rent bidding” legislation gives Seattle the opportunity to understand the applications’ […]

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Councilmembers’ Statement on School Bus Strike Tomorrow

Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda, Rob Johnson and Lorena González issued the following statement regarding the school bus driver strike set to begin tomorrow: “The people who safely transport our kiddos in Seattle to public schools deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. This must begin with a decent contract with First Student. We stand in […]

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City Council’s Statement on ICE Targeting Immigrant Rights Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando

New Americans Committee Chair M. Lorena Gonzalez and Vice Chair Teresa Mosqueda issued the following statement jointly with all nine members of the Seattle City Council in response to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s initiation of deportation proceedings against immigrant rights activist, Maru Mora-Villalpando: “We, members of the Seattle City Council, are angered that Seattle’s office of Immigration […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda Respond to AG’s Motel 6 Suit

Councilmembers M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9) and Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide, Pos. 8) issued the following joint-statement in response to Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court suing Motel 6 for sharing guest information with the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security for over 9,000 Motel 6 guests. As a result […]

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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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