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Council finalizes amendments to Seattle’s 2023-2024 budget 

Despite a historically difficult budget year, this anti-austerity budget invests in key services for our City’s working families and small businesses  SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) released the following statement following a day of voting on final amendments to the balancing package:  “This is a […]

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Budget Update // Public Safety: The Budget Reality vs. Rhetoric // Ingraham Students Rally // Public Safety Civil Service Commission Adopts Community Service Preference Points // Redistricting Commission Adopts New Council District Boundaries

Budget Update On Monday, the Budget Chair presented her initial Balancing Package for the 2023/24 budget. The Budget Chair’s balancing package incorporates some of the amendments Councilmembers proposed to amend the Mayor’s proposed budget discussed during the last several weeks. Now that the Chair’s balancing package is out, the next step is for City Councilmembers […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s statement in response to Ingraham High School Shooting 

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee) released the following statement in response to the shooting at Ingraham High School this morning:   “This is devastating. My heart goes out to the victim, their loved ones, and the students, staff, families, and neighbors of Ingraham High School. No student should […]

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Council President Debora Juarez’s statement on shooting at Ingraham High School 

Council President Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) released the following statement about the shooting at Ingraham High School:   “I’m heartbroken this morning. My thoughts are with the hospitalized student, their loved ones, and with all Ingraham students, teachers, staff, and families affected by this senseless act of gun violence. As a mother, I know […]

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City Council now accepting applications to join Community Police Commission 

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee) announced the Seattle City Council is now accepting applications from community members interested in joining the Community Police Commission (CPC).   About the CPC  The CPC is one of Seattle’s three civilian-led police accountability agencies. Often called the ‘community’s voice’ in the […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates Seattle’s Award from C40/Bloomberg Philanthropies for Green New Deal Investments 

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after it was announced Seattle won the C40/Bloomberg Philanthropies “United in Building a Movement” award for the work the City is doing to advance the Green New Deal, funded by the JumpStart Seattle progressive payroll tax prime sponsored by Councilmember Mosqueda:  “Cities are positioned to experience […]

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Councilmember Strauss, Taproot Theatre Company clarify events from public safety forum Monday

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Taproot Theatre Company released a statement today clarifying the events from the public safety forum hosted earlier this week: Councilmember Strauss: “Upon arrival, I said to the organizers they might be able to create a safer, more candid space if they ask people not to record. I […]

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Introducing All Policy is Local, a new podcast from Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis

Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis is launching a new podcast called All Policy is Local to take community members beyond the headlines and give them a seat at the table for some of the most important public policy conversations facing Seattle and local governments across the nation today.  Subscribe now You can find All […]

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Councilmember Sawant Urges Solidarity with Seattle Public School Educators on Strike for Living Wages and Full Staffing for Special Education, Multilingual Classrooms

“If teachers are going to win their demands, they cannot put any faith in the school district or corporate politicians. They will need an all-out fight with solidarity from students, parents, socialists, and the wider labor movement…. I will donate $5,000 from my solidarity fund to the educators’ strike fund.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, […]

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Seattle City Council passes legislation to prohibit deceptive practices of ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ 

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), to prohibit false and misleading advertising by crisis pregnancy centers.   What are crisis pregnancy centers? Crisis Pregnancy Centers are clinics that often look like real […]

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