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Chair Lewis, Council Colleagues Vote to Fast-Track Permanent Supportive Housing

Goal to quickly and affordably scale housing with services inspires work of Committee Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia), Chair of the Select Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments, together with his colleagues, voted to amend the land use code and allow Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing […]

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Council President González Celebrates Court Decision Upholding Eviction Protections During Pandemic

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, released the following statement after a King County Superior Court judge upheld two eviction protection ordinances González sponsored — the six-month eviction defense after the COVID-19 eviction moratorium ends and the ordinance allowing repayment plans of overdue rent after the […]

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Strauss, González Introduce “Bringing Business Home” Bill To Create Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, together with Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Pos. 9 – Citywide), introduced C.B. 120001 on Monday, titled “Bringing Business Home, a Small Business Flexibility Bill,” in an effort to provide additional support and a means towards economic recovery […]

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COVID Vaccines – D1 Updates, Vaccine Equity; West Seattle Bridge Updates; SW Precinct Crime Rates; Consent Decree Update/Less Lethal Weapons; Property Tax Relief for Elders; South Park Community Center Redevelopment Open House; Virtual Office Hours

COVID Vaccines – D1 Updates, Vaccine Equity Between the West Seattle bridge closure, significant congestion on detour routes off the peninsula, and limited access to the lower bridge, District 1 residents are virtually cut off from vaccine and healthcare providers.  And District 1 residents – especially those 65 and older – are lagging behind other […]

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Council President González Responds to Kroger Announcement to Close Two Seattle-Area Stores

Kroger’s ‘bullying tactics will not work’, the people of Seattle stand in solidarity with our frontline workers SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Kroger’s announcement to close two Seattle-area stores: “Kroger has posted record earnings during this pandemic and has recorded more than $2.9 […]

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Council, Mayor Continue to Raise ‘Concerns’ Around Vaccine Equity

Resolution outlines guiding principles, strategies for more equitable distribution  SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, and Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) and Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8, Citywide), together with their colleagues, approved Resolution 31922, “identifying the principles and activities characterizing equitable distribution of […]

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Mosqueda Responds to Kroger’s Store Closure

Stands with Workers and 73% of Seattle Voters who support hazard pay for grocery workers SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement on her hazard pay legislation, in response to Kroger’s announcement of their intentions to close two stores in two months: “While many of us have been […]

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Press Release Expressing Solidarity With BAmazon Union

NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, February 16, 2021 Contact:Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 Councilmember Sawant Expresses Solidarity with BAmazon Union: “Victory in Bessemer could be historic turning point for workers across America” ‘They are afraid of the collective power you’ll have as a union. If workers organized in a union had no […]

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Council President González Response to Mayor Durkan’s State of the City

Cites Seattle as a ‘model for many other major cities’ for addressing massive impacts of the pandemic on our City SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response Mayor Durkan’s State of the City, as delivered, on Monday night: “Thank […]

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COVID Vaccination – D1 Updates, 3 Week Forecast, and More; Winter Weather Information; West Seattle Bridge Update February 12; 2021 Neighborhood Matching Fund Deadlines, Workshops; Fire Code Update; Virtual Office Hours

COVID Vaccination – D1 Updates, 3 Week Forecast, and More Public Health – Seattle & King County is tracking vaccine distribution by region, eligibility tier, and demographics, and sharing information via data dashboards – access them here.  The data shows that District 1 (included with South Seattle below) is doing relatively well in terms of […]

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