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Lifting the Voices of Those Harmed by our History of Violence; Covid & Vaccine Updates; Expanded Homeless Outreach Coming to D1; West Seattle Bridge Update March 19; Support for Small Businesses and Nonprofits; Seeking Pedestrian Advisory Board Members; South Park Community Center; Eviction Moratorium Extended; Free Recycling Event; Office Hours

Lifting the Voices of Those Harmed by our History of Violence According to Stop AAPI Hate, from March 2020 to the end of February 2021, there have been at least 3,795 reported hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.  I am shocked, saddened, and angered by the murders in Atlanta but I am not surprised.  In Seattle, […]

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CM Mosqueda, White House and PA Gov. Wolf Featured in Brookings Institute Panel on Essential Workers & Government Investments

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) will be a featured panelist in a Brookings Institute webinar on innovative ways essential workers are being supported at the federal, state, and local levels. The event, hosted by Brookings Metro, will take place Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7 a.m. PST. Mosqueda joins other featured speakers Pennsylvania Governor […]

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Council President González Response to Shooting in Atlanta, Leaving Eight Victims

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after eight people were tragically killed by a white man in the Atlanta area.  According to the Associated Press, six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women: “My heart is heavy for […]

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Sawant: Renters and working people cannot rely on Democratic Party Politicians, we only win when we fight back

‘Our movement’s sustained pressure forced Mayor Durkan to extend the eviction moratorium for renters and struggling small businesses. Similarly, we will have to fight hard to force the City Council to pass Right to Counsel without loopholes.’  Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, released the […]

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Seattle City Council Moves Forward on Alternatives to Policing, Allocates $10.4 Million for Community Safety Capacity Building

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, alongside her Council colleagues voted 8-0 to approve a $10.4 million spending plan for community safety, that will invest in the capacity of organizations building community safety from the ground up to end violence and […]

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Strauss’ “Bringing Business Home” Bill Passes Full Council

Amendments 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 a 8-1 vote of his Full Council colleagues, passed C.B. 120001 to provide additional economic support for small businesses adversely affected by current land use codes during the […]

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Councilmember Lewis’ Legislation to Leverage Federal Investments for Homelessness Shelter

The legislation will provide the City with more flexibility to stand up emergency shelter; a third hotel shelter is announced Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) introduced legislation to appropriate $12 million in spending authority for non-congregate shelter investments for people experiencing homelessness. It is Councilmember Lewis’ intent that to the […]

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Council President González: Eviction Moratorium Extension Welcome Relief for Thousands of Seattle Families

Paving a Path to Recovery, Not Homelessness Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced an extension of the eviction moratorium to June 30, 2021: “Today, Seattle families worried about their housing stability at month’s end, can breathe […]

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Morales Co-Sponsoring Right to Counsel Legislation

Right to counsel goes a long way toward ‘putting tenants and landlords on equal footing’, gives folks a fighting chance to stay housed and stay healthy Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) issued the following the statement in support of the Right to Counsel legislation and resolution to extend the […]

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Covid Vaccine Updates // WSB: 30% Design Milestone Reached // Fauntleroy ferry dock replacement meetings // $10.4M for Community Safety Organizations

Covid Updates: Vaccine Available Now, Notification List for City Vaccines, Mass Vaccine Site Opens at Lumen Field, Volunteering Info, District 1 Vaccination Sites, Phase 3 Coming Soon  Vaccine appointments available now:  Hundreds of vaccine appointments are available in City–run vaccination sites in West Seattle (2801 SW Thistle) and Rainier Beach (8702 Seward Park Ave S) on March 12, 13, 15, and 16.   Open to […]

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