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González’s Legislation Spells Out Path Forward for Unpaid Rent Through Payment Plans Between Renters and Landlords

Council President M. Lorena González and her Council colleagues unanimously approved legislation May 11 that creates payment plans between residential renters and their landlords to pay back rent that became overdue during and six months after the COVID-19 crisis.  Council Bill 119788 creates rental payment plans on a specific installment schedule, setting tenants on a […]

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Council President González: Corporate Payroll Tax Proposal Does Not Comply With Gov’s Proclamation, Cancels Hearings On Legislation Not Deemed Related To COVID-19 Or ‘Routine and Necessary’

Limited by Gov’s Proclamation and citing OPMA ‘concerns,’ Select Budget Committee Meetings for May cancelled during coronavirus emergency Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement with regard to Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28 and the City Council’s consideration of Council Bills 119772, 119773 and 119774, regarding a tax on corporate payroll: “In recent […]

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Council Passes González’s Eviction Defense for Renters

Legislation adds eviction defense for tenants in court proceedings Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and her Council colleagues unanimously passed legislation that will create an additional defense for renters in eviction proceedings for six months following the end of the City’s moratorium on evictions and the immediate COVID-19 crisis.  Currently, the City […]

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Council President González: Relief for Restaurants On the Way with Cap on Delivery and Pick-up Fees

Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after Council passage of the Mayor’s Emergency Order (Resolution 31945), which places a 15 percent cap on app-based delivery and pick-up commission fees charged to restaurants. In an effort to aid restaurants, which are already struggling due to the COVID-19 economic crisis, the executive order aims […]

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Council President González Applauds Governor’s Eviction Moratorium Extension, Rent Payment Plans

Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee extended Washington state’s eviction moratorium through June 4, and added new protections for renters and the use of payment plans: “The Governor’s orders are welcome relief for hundreds of thousands of families in Seattle and across the state who are financially strained […]

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Councilmember González Reacts to Independent Auditor’s Report of City’s Investments in Homeless Services and Programs

Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after Seattle’s Office of City Auditor released a report which found that the City’s Human Services Department (HSD) “is sufficiently managing the homeless services programs, contracts, and the City’s investments in homeless services,” and “the service providers are generally meeting their contract terms.” González requested the […]

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Council President González Introduces Legislation to Provide Relief for Renters, Landlords During Coronavirus Crisis

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) announced two pieces of legislation today intended to provide relief for residential tenants during the coronavirus crisis.  González is sponsoring the two bills, which appear on today’s introduction & referral calendar:  The first bill, Council Bill 119761, extends protections for residential tenants, complementing Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 30-day […]

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City Council Leads By Example, Directs Employees to Telecommute, Ensures Pay for All Employees, Virtual Council Meetings in Effect for March

Commits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using appropriate technology to continue to the serve the city Updated 3/9/2020 at 12:30 p.m. Note: Seattle City Council meetings are accessible by listening live through the Council’s listen line at 206-684-8566.  Council President Pro Tem Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Council President M. Lorena […]

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Council President González’s Clean Campaigns Act Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a ban on most political spending by “foreign-influenced” corporations and increased election transparency today, voting in unanimous support of President M. Lorena González’s Clean Campaigns Act during its Full Council meeting. Seattle will become the largest and only the second city in the country to pass such legislation.  Following a […]

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Council President González Announces Birth of Her First Child

States plans to return after 12-weeks of parental leave SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced the birth of her first child, Nadia Luciana González-Williams, born on January 10, 2020.  González and baby Nadia are healthy and healing well, thanks to the support of […]

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