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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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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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Council President González’s Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the verdict issued in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin: “Seattle, like the rest of the country, has been anticipating the jury’s verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd. For weeks, we have […]

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Council President González Says SPD’s Inappropriate Communication Undermines LGBTQ Community, Public Trust

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after learning the Seattle Police Department shared with officers a communication promoting a free event hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a known anti-LGBTQ religious organization: “By promoting this anti-LGBTQ and far-right religious group’s invitation, […]

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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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