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COVID-19 Update; King County Metro Service; Census Day; West Seattle Bridge Update

COVID-19 Update Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order Extended The Governor has extended his Stay Home, Stay Healthy order until May 4. The order still allows you to get outside and take walks or enjoy your local neighborhood park, as long as you’re practicing proper social distancing.  That means staying at least 6 feet […]

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City Council Audit Completed to Resolve Billing Problems at Seattle City Light

A performance audit initiated by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda was published today by the City Auditor to investigate and resolve extreme problems with extremely high bills customers throughout Seattle suddenly received from Seattle City Light when the City-owned utility was implementing major changes to its meter and billing systems. According to the audit report, “City Light […]

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Staying Safe & Accessing Worker, Student & Community Resources During the Coronavirus Covid-19 Crisis

Dear friends, neighbors, fellow activists, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this extremely difficult and frightening time. The world has been turned upside down, with untold loss of life expected, mainly because of the failures of healthcare and basic needs under global capitalism. Additionally, millions of working people in the […]

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Mortgage Relief: Imploring Governor to Prevent Banks from Foreclosing

My City Council colleagues and I hear you — the people, small businesses, and nonprofits of Seattle are stressed and struggling financially, especially as the coronavirus pandemic and our public health response stretches on. The Governor, our Mayor, the Seattle City Council, and now our congressional delegation have taken major steps to protect safety and […]

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Councilmembers Sawant, Morales Announce Acceleration of Tax on Amazon, Big Business to Fund Emergency COVID19 Relief

Tax will provide $200M in relief for up to 100K households this year, subsequently fund social housing and Green New Deal Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3 – Central Seattle) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown/Int’l District) announced three pieces of legislation to accelerate taxation of Amazon and other big […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Capital Projects Watch List Resolution; SDOT Answers to Council Questions

West Seattle Bridge Update On Monday, March 30th, SDOT presented an update at the Seattle City Council’s Briefing meeting, one week after the closure of the West Seattle Bridge. Here’s a link to the SDOT Presentation; you can watch the meeting at the Seattle Channel meeting archive. I emphasized to SDOT Director Zimbabwe the shock […]

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Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling For Immediate Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Rent, Mortgage Payments

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) and her Council colleagues passed her resolution calling on Gov. Inslee, federal legislators, and the Trump administration to use emergency powers to place a moratorium on commercial and residential rent and mortgage payments, providing necessary relief to thousands of Seattle residents and business owners […]

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Council Passes $5 Million in Food Vouchers to Address Coronavirus Crisis

Legislation provides $800 vouchers to Seattle families enrolled in City programs The Seattle City Council unanimously passed Mayor Jenny Durkan’s legislation today that transfers $5 million from Seattle’s budget resources to a new food voucher program, which would provide grocery money to thousands of families across Seattle.  Council Bill 119764, sponsored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, […]

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Additional Parking Created to Enable Hospital Workers to Stay Healthy While Reaching Patients

I was proud to announce with Mayor Jenny Durkan a new Hospital Staff Parking Permit program  which will allow access to free on-street parking around hospitals and testing sites for health care workers. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Seattle Police Department (SPD), and Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) worked urgently to meet the increased […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Seattle Clerk Archives re: 1918-19 Influenza Epidemic

West Seattle Bridge Update Here are a few updates on the West Seattle Bridge, which SDOT closed on the evening of Monday, March 23rd. Council Briefings update: SDOT’s briefing to the at the City Council’s Monday morning Council Briefing meeting is confirmed. The agenda is linked here. You can access the meeting on the Seattle […]

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