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Shhh! Don’t tell the billionaires and corporate developers: Our rent control movement has early momentum!

Take action below – join us at Northwest Folklife Festival in collecting petition signatures for rent control! Our rent control movement is about taking back our city from the billionaires and corporate developers, and fighting for a city that is affordable for all. Thank you to the dozens of activists who attended our meeting at […]

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Accountability on Spending and Oversight of Ship Canal Water Quality Project; South Park Community Safety Walk & Reflections on our Multi-departmental Programs; In-District Office Hours

Accountability on Spending and Oversight of Ship Canal Water Quality Project In my Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts committee (CRUEDA) on Tuesday we received another update from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) on the Ship Canal Water Quality (SCWQP) project. As I’ve written about previously, the SCWQP is a joint project with King County […]

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Hearing Examiner Clears Way for Backyard Cottage Legislation

Hello, I am excited to share with you some updates about a longtime legislative priority of mine: making it easier to build backyard cottages and basement units. I believe ADUs have the potential to provide new housing opportunities in neighborhoods where single family homes are unaffordable to many. ADU’s would also allow homeowners to generate […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Judge Robart’s Consent Decree Oral Ruling

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Robart ruled the City of Seattle is out of compliance with the consent decree: “I appreciate Judge Robart recognizing and thanking the rank and file men and women and […]

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Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement Regarding Favorable Ruling on Accessory Dwelling Units: ‘I am thrilled’

Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement Regarding Favorable Ruling on Accessory Dwelling Units: ‘I am thrilled’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (Dist. 6, Northwest Seattle), chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today after the City of Seattle Deputy Hearing Examiner, Barbara Dykes Ehrlichman, ruled in favor of the City on an appeal of […]

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Fire Fighters Propose Health Help Changes for Homeless People; Addressing Hate Crimes in Seattle; Count Us In and HSD Updates on Homelessness Intervention System

Fire Fighters Propose Health Help Changes for Homeless People This week, in Councilmember González’s committee, the Council received a report and an update from the Seattle Fire Department on the Mobile Integrated Health Response Team pilot program. Under Councilmember Bagshaw’s leadership, the Council passed funding during the last budget to provide services to individuals, primarily […]

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Herbold: Legislative Action on Increased Hate Crimes Coming

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park), Chair of the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts (CRUEDA) committee, announced the release of a report generated at her request by the Office of City Auditor David Jones, titled “Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle: Phase 2 Report.” In 2016 […]

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Seattle Needs Rent Control Proposal Summary

Despite being the construction crane capital of the nation four years running, Seattle is reeling under an unprecedented affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Rents in Seattle have soared 69% since 2010, and 155% since 1998. With renters accounting for nearly half of Seattleites, the sky-high rents have meant thousands of working families have been pushed […]

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Take action to win a new Central District Post Office!

Congratulations to the more than 600 community members who’ve signed our petition to bring back the Central District US Post Office. And also congratulations to the 80+ people who attended Thursday night’s community meeting with US Postal Service officials – retirees, working people from our African-American, Asian and LGBTQ communities, postal workers union members, young […]

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Elected Leadership Group Recommendations for Light Rail EIS Alternatives in West Seattle; JuNO Community Planning Meeting with OPCD; April Constituent Email Report

Elected Leadership Group Recommendations for Light Rail EIS Alternatives in West Seattle Last Friday the Sound Transit Elected Leadership Group (ELG) made recommendations for what options to study in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for ST3 light rail to West Seattle and Ballard. The recommendations go to the Sound Transit Board, which is scheduled to […]

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