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Council Passes President González’s Legislation Creating Independent Economic and Revenue Forecasts Office

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and the City Council adopted legislation today to create the Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts (ERFO), moving the work into a more transparent and independent entity that will help level the playing field between both branches of government in the budgeting process.   In Fall 2020, González identified the need for an independent forecasting office. Each year, the City Budget Office safeguards the process that is economic and revenue forecasting […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Moves Forward with Transparency and Accountability Measures for JumpStart Seattle

Fund Created Focusing on Good Governance and Commitment to Investments Centered on BIPOC and Communities most in need of Recovery  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, alongside her Council colleagues with support from community stakeholders, passed legislation today that would create the JumpStart Payroll Expense Tax Fund […]

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Covid on the Rise Among Unvaccinated; West Seattle Bridge Repair meets 60% Design Threshold; New $150k Loans Available to Small Businesses and Nonprofits; South Park Affordable Housing; Public Safety & Human Services Committee; Police Accountability Reports; PayUp Policy ; Less Lethal Weapons Legislation; Virtual Office Hours

Covid on the Rise Among Unvaccinated Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting a rise in Covid cases and deaths: from 415 new cases and 6 deaths the week of July 1, to 870 new cases and 12 deaths this week.  Almost all new cases are now among those who have not yet […]

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SDOT West Seattle Bridge Virtual Public Meeting on July 21; Office of Police Accountability Findings on Officers’ Attendance of January 6 Insurrection; Federal Judge Upholds Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Law; Welcome Back Weeks July 12-26; Virtual Office Hours

SDOT West Seattle Bridge Virtual Public Meeting on July 21 On July 21 SDOT will hold a virtual public meeting on the West Seattle Bridge. Here’s SDOT’s announcement: On July 21 at 5:30 PM, the West Seattle Bridge Program will hold a virtual public meeting for you to hear more about the work we’re doing […]

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Councilmember Herbold on OPA Findings Surrounding SPD Officers’ Attendance of January 6 Insurrection

SEATTLE, WA – Seattle City Council Public Safety and Human Services Committee chair Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) made the following statement in receiving the recommendations of the Office of Police Accountability (OPA), resulting from the investigation of the Seattle Police Department officers in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021: “On January 6 in […]

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Council President González’s Statement on OPA Findings Related to SPD Officers’ Participation at Capitol Insurrection and Rally on January 6

M. Lorena González, Council President (Position 9, Citywide) and civil rights attorney, issued the following statement after the Office of Police Accountability released its findings regarding the six Seattle Police Department officers who were present at the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 insurrection:  “Like so many of you, I was deeply disturbed to learn […]

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Council President González and City Attorney Holmes Announce Legislation to Strengthen Public Trust and Protect Public Disclosure Employees

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, and City Attorney Pete Holmes unveiled legislation today to provide worker protections and job security to public disclosure officers (PDOs) who process public records on behalf of elected officials, an effort to ensure City of Seattle employees are shielded from […]

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$11 Million Federal Grant and Notice to Proceed for West Seattle Bridge Repair; 4th of July and Fire Danger; Safe Reopening King County; Catalytic Converters, SPD Blotter; Building Affordable Housing on Religious Organization Property

$11 Million Federal Grant and Notice to Proceed for West Seattle Bridge Repair The City of Seattle has received a $11.2 million federal grant from the US Department of Transportation to help pay for repairs for the West Seattle Bridge. The grant is from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program. Thanks to Representative Jayapal, who […]

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Join us Sept. 18 for the Rent Control Now! Rally to demand strong rent control without corporate loopholes!

Join us September 18th at 4:00PM at Cal Anderson Park to keep fighting to put working-class renters, who make up the majority in Seattle, before corporate landlord profits. It’s time to fight to win a universal rent control policy without corporate loopholes, and to cancel all rental, mortgage, and utility debt for ordinary people who […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda To Recognize Diversity of Seattle Neighborhoods With Zoning Name Change

Zoning name change would more accurately reflect Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods with new equitable and inclusive definition Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) announced legislation today that will change the name of single-family only zones, a recognition that the term “single family” as used in Seattle’s zoning code is a misnomer, inaccurately describes current uses, and […]

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