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Councilmember Sawant Calls on Mayor Harrell to Extend COVID Emergency Eviction Moratorium

“Ending the moratorium now would send thousands to eviction court — disproportionately renters of color — and according to the Losing Home Report, almost 90% of them will become homeless.”  SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, sent the following letter to Mayor Bruce […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold calls for increased oversight of SPD use of ruses, deception

SEATTLE – Following revelations that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) faked radio calls claiming a hate group was marching through Seattle on June 8, 2020, Councilmember Lisa Herbold (Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Human Services) is calling for increased oversight of SPD’s use of deceptive tactics, or ruses.  Following a similar improper […]

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Statement in Support of Continuing Grocery Store Worker Hazard Pay

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement today in support of continuing the Grocery Store Worker Hazard Pay unanimously passed by Council earlier this year:  “I am proud to have passed and led the first in the state Hazard Pay for Grocery workers in Seattle, and proud to have extended the Hazard […]

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