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The City of Seattle 2023-2024 Biennial Budget Passes

Despite a tough budget year, Council invests over half a billion dollars in affordable housing and other urgent needs SEATTLE – Budget Chair Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) and issued the following press release after the City Council’s final passage of the 2023-2024 budget. “The budget passed […]

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Council President Debora Juarez Denounces Behavior as “Unacceptable”

Seattle, WA – Council PresidentDebora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) issued the following statement in response to reports about the Seattle Police Department’s response to ‘disturbing incidents’ at her home: Today I spoke with Chief Adrian Diaz and discussed the patently unacceptable behavior directed towards Councilmember Kshama Sawant. I was assured that SPD is conducting an investigation […]

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Council President Juarez Celebrates Confirmation of First Appointees to Seattle’s Indigenous Advisory Council

SEATTLE (August 3, 2022) – Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of nine members to the City’s new Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Established by legislation, the IAC includes representation from the area’s diverse Indigenous communities and establishes a critical step forward in strengthening the City of Seattle’s relationship with American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. […]

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Council President Juarez Denounces Hate in the Wake of Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Seattle

Seattle, WA – Council President Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) issued the following statement after anti-Semitic graffiti was found across the street from Jewish Family Services: “We will not tolerate antisemitism or hate in Seattle. I join Mayor Harrell in speaking out against this act of vandalism. Seattleites are kind. We stand for inclusion. We welcome […]

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City Council Unanimously Elects Debora Juarez as Council President Making Her the First Indigenous Council President In City History

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Tuesday’s first council meeting of the New Year. The Council Presidency is a two-year term. The President serves as the presiding officer of the Council, sets the Council agenda, assigns legislation to committees, and […]

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City Council Passes Strauss’ and Juarez’ Legislation to Preserve Mobile Home Parks, Save Senior Housing

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to protect mobile home parks in Seattle and save this affordable housing option for our seniors.   In 2019, the City Council heard from residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park who were […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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City Council Passes Juarez’s Resolution Recognizing Historical Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

The resolution supports Sec. of the Interior Deb Haaland’s Truth and Healing Commission Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, sponsored Resolution 32018, supporting the U.S. Department of Interior’s Indian Boarding School Initiative and the Truth and Healing Commission, a resolution that the Council passed […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez Celebrates Naming of ‘John Lewis Bridge’

Northgate Pedestrian Bridge name recognition increases BIPOC representation in North Seattle  Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, joined with her colleagues today for an 8-0 vote in favor of Council Bill 120145 an ordinance naming the pedestrian and bicycle bridge across Interstate 5, connecting […]

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Council Approves Land Transfer to Expand Lake City Memorial Triangle

SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), together with her colleagues, approved legislation during today’s Full Council meeting that would transfer ownership of land located at the intersection of Bartlett Avenue Northeast and Sand Point Way Northeast to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). This land will expand the size of the Lake City Memorial Triangle, […]

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