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González’s Statement on Trump’s Proposed Executive Order on Birthright Citizenship

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9), Chair of the City Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement about President Trump’s proposed Executive Order on Birthright Citizenship: “In this Washington, the rule of law is still respected.  This President’s intent to unilaterally run […]

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Budgeting with Lorena // Tunnel 99 // Booktoberfest is here!

Budgeting with Lorena The Seattle City Council’s budget deliberations are in full swing! Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her 2019-2020 proposed budget to the Seattle City Council on September 24, 2018. I remain committed to sharing with my constituents accessible information about the City Council’s budget deliberations and my budget priorities. To that end, we […]

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Budgeting with Lorena

Today is the start of the budget season. The City Council is required by law to pass a balanced budget, which is how we outline city priorities and show you, the taxpayers, how we are spending your tax dollars on city services. Each week, I’ll be sharing with you an inside look at how the […]

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Back to School; Free ORCA Cards for Students; Free Health Care Clinic; Budgeting with Lorena

September Means #BackToSchool! Congratulations to all of the students who returned to school this month!  And a mighty congratulations to Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association on reaching an agreement on a new teachers’ contract. To celebrate the kick off of another school year, my office delivered more than 20 backpacks and #BackToSchool […]

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Seattle City Council Confirms Carmen Best as Seattle Police Chief

Today the Seattle City Council – by a unanimous vote – confirmed Carmen Best as Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department during its regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, oversaw the confirmation process during the course […]

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González’s Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on Pregnancy Crisis Centers’ Free Speech Case

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9), Chair of the City Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, which overturned a state law that required those centers to post notices that free or low-cost abortion, contraception and prenatal […]

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González’s Statement on SCOTUS Ruling to Uphold Travel Ban

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9), Chair of the City Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold Trump’s travel ban: “Seattle was ground zero when the first travel ban went into effect, being the second city […]

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Councilmember González’s Resolution ‘Affirming the Human Right to Family Unity’ Passes Council Unanimously

SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 31822, Affirming the Human Right to Family Unity, today during a meeting of the Full Council. The Resolution, sponsored by Councilmember M. Lorena González  (Pos. 9 – Citywide), who chairs the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, states clear […]

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Education Levy, Summer Lunch Program, and Goodbye to a Member of our Team

Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy Ordinance On Monday, June 11, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed revised CB 119258 out of the Select Committee for Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy. The revised package proposed by my committee co-chair, Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and I, reflects a proposal that investment in preschool, K-12, and […]

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Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Move $637.8 Million Education Levy to Full Council

The Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy unanimously voted to advance to Full Council a proposed ordinance to continue the City of Seattle’s investments across the education spectrum. If approved, the levy will expand quality preschool classrooms, continue investments in K-12, and establish tuition subsidies and support for college or post-secondary job […]

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