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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement Regarding Vaccine Milestone, Mitigating Impacts of Pandemic

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee,  issued the following statement today, which marks the deadline for city employees to submit their vaccine verification information in order to comply with the Mayor and Governor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. This is an important milestone in our city and state’s efforts […]

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Press Release: Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% Of Construction Worker Parking Costs, Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council

Wednesday, October 12th, 2021 NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% Of Construction Worker Parking Costs,  Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council  Sawant congratulates union carpenters for ‘raising the prominence of the […]

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Voices of Construction Workers Demanding Fully Paid Parking –

Logan Swan – Ironworkers Local 86 My union already has paid parking in our contract, but legislation like this takes it off the negotiating table so we can focus on improved pay and benefits. All unions should support initiatives like this, that benefit all workers, because a rising tide lifts all boats and this will […]

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Councilmember Sawant Unveils Legislation Requiring Contractors to Pay 100% of Construction Worker Parking Costs, Calls for Swift Adoption by City Council

 Sawant congratulates union carpenters for ‘raising the prominence of the fully-paid-parking demand through their brave, rank-and-file-led strike,’ vows to support all construction workers in the fight for paid parking SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today unveiled her legislation requiring contractors in Seattle to pay for […]

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Join the fight for a People’s Budget that funds working people, not big business and the billionaires!

Below is a list of proposed amendments to next year’s Seattle City budget from the People’s Budget 2021 campaign. Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s office sent this list to the Democratic Party Councilmembers on the City Council, urging them to join us and the People’s Budget 2021 campaign to push for the maximum possible progressive gains for […]

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Councilmember Lewis Unveils Report Explaining Why Homelessness Has Worsened During Pandemic

New Report Celebrates 2,000+ New Units of Housing for Homeless, Makes Recommendations to Guide Future Investments Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) released a report today compiled by Council Central Staff which analyzes Seattle’s homelessness system, and summarizes current demands for shelter, outreach and housing.  The report, […]

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This week in the budget//Share your vision for Seattle Parks by 10/13//Seattle Leading the Way in Spurring Economic Recovery//Behavioral Health Leaders’ Summit//West Seattle Bridge Tour//5 Year Anniversary of the Mobile Integrated Health Program//East Precinct OPA Report//Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Entheogens//Habitat for Humanity South Park Home Dedication//The 4th Annual Seattle/Pacific Northwest Black College Expo™//Virtual Office Hours

This week in the budget  This week there are no meetings of the Select Budget Committee, as Councilmembers while staff comb through and consider the Proposed 2022 Budget.  The first public hearing is Tuesday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m. Sign up begins at 3:30 p.m. at bit.ly/council-comment.    This is the first of three public hearings. The other two are on November […]

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Council Bill May Enable a State-of-the-Art Training Facility for Seattle Storm

Council Vote Gives ‘Green Light’ for Equity in Professional Sports SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) celebrated the passage of Council Bill 120149, which amends size limits and parking requirements for indoor sports and recreation uses in the Ballard-Interbay-Northend Manufacturing/Industrial Center (BINMIC). Alongside Mayor Jenny Durkan, Councilmembers Strauss […]

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Councilmembers Mosqueda, Strauss and Broad Coalition Applaud Passage of More Inclusive and Accurate “Neighborhood Residential Zoning” Name Change

The legislation is an important step to addressing exclusionary zoning policies SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) applauded the passage of Council Bill 120155, which renames Single-Family Zones to Neighborhood Residential Zones.  “The legislation passed today brings us one step closer to a more inclusive Seattle. Today, we recognize neighborhoods across our city are […]

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City Council Affirms Support for Decriminalization of Entheogens

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) expressed enthusiasm following the passage of Resolution 32021, declaring that the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of anyone engaging in entheogen-related activities should be among Seattle’s lowest law enforcement priorities. Entheogens, commonly known psychedelics, have been shown to benefit the well-being of individuals suffering from depression, […]

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