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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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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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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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Council President González’s Statement on FEMA Reimbursement to Address COVID-19’s Impacts on Homelessness

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after meeting with FEMA administrators on potential reimbursement of standing up essential shelter services during COVID-19 pandemic: “I will not accept any more excuses. We must do everything in our power, and use every available tool, to address the dual emergencies of COVID-19 […]

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Council President González’s Statement on Congress Passing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) released the following statement after Congress passed the American Rescue Plan: “The final passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is tremendous news for the people of Seattle.  This bold legislation will provide the City of Seattle with at least $239 million in robust local funding.  […]

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Council President González: City Accepting Applications for First-Ever Seattle Districting Commission

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced the beginning of the application process for Seattle’s first-ever Districting Commission appointments. The City is obligated by the City Charter and Washington State law to develop new City Council district boundaries in response to the population data generated from […]

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Council President González Celebrates Court Decision Upholding Eviction Protections During Pandemic

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, released the following statement after a King County Superior Court judge upheld two eviction protection ordinances González sponsored — the six-month eviction defense after the COVID-19 eviction moratorium ends and the ordinance allowing repayment plans of overdue rent after the […]

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Strauss, González Introduce “Bringing Business Home” Bill To 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 Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Pos. 9 – Citywide), introduced C.B. 120001 on Monday, titled “Bringing Business Home, a Small Business Flexibility Bill,” in an effort to provide additional support and a means towards economic recovery […]

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Council President González’s Statement on new Regional Homelessness Authority CEO

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the King County Regional Homelessness Authority hiring a new CEO: “As a member of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s Governing Committee, I was proud to support the selection of Regina Cannon as […]

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