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Council President González, City Attorney Holmes Launch Initiative to ‘Strengthen Public Trust, Confidence’ Regarding Public Records Held By Mayor’s Office

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced her intention this morning to launch a new initiative with City Attorney Pete Holmes in an effort to strengthen public trust and confidence in Seattle’s government, and in response to the Mayor Office’s mishandling of public records: “Seattle’s strict […]

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COVID –19 Updates: No Vaccine Appointment Needed; South Park Plaza Redesign Survey; Immigrant Relief Fund Applications Open Until May 15; Apply for a Federal Restaurant Revitalization Award; Rental Assistance for Landlords; Public Hearing on Federal ARPA Funds; SPU Strategic Business Plan; Alki Point Stay Healthy Street; Reconnect West Seattle Quarterly Report

COVID –19 Updates: No Vaccine Appointment Needed; Vaccination Progress; Free Transportation for Vaccines No Appointment Needed:  It’s easier than ever to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Now you can just walk up – no appointment needed – at the West Seattle, Rainier Beach, or Lumen Field vaccination sites runs by the City.  The address and hours […]

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Councilmember Sawant and Community Activists Announce Major Push for Rent Control

With landlords shamefully raising rents 9% since January, Sawant declares ‘Our movement is fighting for residential rent control, and commercial rent control for small businesses, without corporate loopholes. We’re fighting to cancel COVID debt – big banks and corporate landlords should pay for the crisis, not renters and working people.’ Joined by 40 renters, homeowners, […]

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Council President González, Mayor Durkan, and Congresswoman Jayapal Urge Congress to Create Roadmap to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, and her Council colleagues, with the concurrence of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, passed a resolution today urging Congress to pass immigration reform and more federal support for immigrants and refugees.  The resolution encourages Congress to create a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, and […]

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Public Safety and Human Services Committee Updates; Lower Bridge: Applications Open for Approved New Users; Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funding is Coming – Public Hearing May 4th; Help Is Available for Sexual Assault Survivors; COVID-19 Updates; Vehicle Travel Times Update; Community Police Commission Dashboard; Riba-Free Financing Survey;

Public Safety and Human Services Committee Updates The Public Safety and Human Services Committee heard a number of updates earlier this week at the April 27 meeting. First of all, I invited the Executive to brief the committee about the progress of work to reimagine community safety, and the work of the Interdepartmental Team to […]

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Sawant Resolution Urging Biden to Lift COVID-19 Patent Restrictions Passes

“This resolution demonstrates our movement’s rejection of the status quo of profit-driven vaccine apartheid and vaccine nationalism, and our fight for vaccine internationalism, for a People’s Vaccine!” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, celebrated City Council’s approval today, by a 7 to 1 vote, of […]

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COVID-19 Updates; Southwest Library Reopening for Indoor Service; Utility EAP Expansion; West Seattle Bridge Rehabilitation: Post-Tensioning; Bridge/Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance Funding Proposal; City & County Repurpose $16 Million from Jail; Sound Transit Realignment Update; City Council Homepage Redesign

COVID-19 Updates:  New Vaccine Access Programs for 60+; What You Can Do Once You’re Vaccinated; Hospitalizations Rising At a Dangerous Rate The City has announced two new programs to ensure seniors can get vaccinated quickly at the West Seattle Vaccination Site at 2801 SW Thistle, and the Rainier Beach site. 60+ Just Show Up:  No […]

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Mayor Durkan, Council President González and Chair Mosqueda Propose $18 Million for Health, Food and Families

In advance of Federal American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan, Mayor, Council President, and Council Budget Chair propose additional community investments for remaining Federal CARES Act Funds — On Tuesday Mayor Jenny Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced a new $18 million COVID Relief package focusing on health, […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement in response to the verdict in Minneapolis: “As Non-Black people we don’t really get to say what justice for the Black community looks like. Like many of you, I’ll get to tuck my kid in tonight. As a […]

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Councilmember Morales’ Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), together with Community representatives, issued the following statement in response to Verdict in Minneapolis:  “While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges, one conviction does not change the 400 years of systemic racism in our country. This was still a needless loss […]

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