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Councilmember Morales’ Additions to Seattle Rescue Plan Prioritize Neighborhood Business Districts, Equitable Economic Recovery, Youth Employment

— Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously passed the $128 million Seattle Rescue Plan, with amendments sponsored by Morales that prioritize an equitable economic recovery strategy.  Morales authored an amendment that earmarks the $22 million for economic recovery toward grants for neighborhoods, business and nonprofits […]

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Councilmember Herbold Applauds Seattle Rescue Plan’s Assistance for Arts and Culture

Relief package includes aid for individual artists, BIPOC arts organizations Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) applauded the Council’s passage of the $128.4 million Seattle Rescue Plan, which adds critical new investments in Seattle’s recovery, including assistance to arts organizations and businesses, as well as direct aid to individual artists.  The […]

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Seattle City Council, Mayor Durkan Jointly Applaud Successful Passage of ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

Plan invests $128.4 million of federal dollars into direct aid through housing, childcare, cash assistance, small business grants, and investments in an equitable economic recovery Budget Chair Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, Council President M. Lorena González, and Mayor Jenny Durkan celebrated the successful passage of the Seattle Rescue Plan, which was drafted collaboratively over the past […]

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Councilmember Lewis Shows JustCARE Model Successful in Moving Homeless Neighbors into Shelter

A Coalition of Businesses, Service Providers, and Academia Acclaim the Shelter and Services Provided to 33 People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness on 3rd Ave, Tout the Now Clear & Safe Street Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia), service providers and members from the business community announced the publication […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Eviction Moratorium Extension is a Victory Won by Renters and Activists, and Needs to be Extended Through 2021

“Durkan’s announcement comes under pressure from the unanimously-passed June 7 City Council resolution from our socialist Council office, to extend the moratorium to the end of this year.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan extending the […]

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Juneteenth is Today, June 19; Good District 1 Food News; COVID-19 Updates; Federal Relief Legislation Advances; ST3 Realignment; West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force; Expanding Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion; Pre-Filing Diversion Report; Independent Contractor Protections; Colman Pool Re-Opens;

Juneteenth is Today, June 19 Juneteenth is today,  Saturday, June 19.  Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On that date in 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform the last remaining enslaved persons that they were free, over two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and two […]

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Council Committee Passes ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

Bills that fund assistance to homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity will go to Full Council for final vote  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Council President M. Lorena González, alongside their Council colleagues serving on the Finance and Housing Committee, passed the “Seattle Rescue Plan” out of committee, a […]

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Councilmember Sawant, Community Groups Unite to Call on Mayor Durkan to Extend Eviction Moratorium Through 2021

Urging rank-and-file renters to join the June 24 rally at 6 PM at Cal Anderson Park, Sawant says, ‘Mayor Durkan has a choice: She can stand with struggling renters and extend the eviction moratorium through this year, or represent corporate landlords’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ […]

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Council President González’s Fair Food Delivery Bill Passes, Supporting Restaurants’ Self Determination on Delivery Apps

 Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, alongside her Council Colleagues passed the Fair Food Delivery Bill in a unanimous vote on Monday. The legislation supports restaurants by making sure food delivery apps seek consent from the business before listing them on the platform. “During COVID, our […]

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Council Passes Legislation Establishing Labor Standards for Independent Contractors

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), issued the following statement in response to the unanimous vote on CB 120069:  “Misclassified workers are among the most vulnerable workers and independent contractors are a quickly growing segment of our workforce. We don’t know how many workers are misclassified, but US Labor Secretary Marty […]

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