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Councilmembers Debora Juarez, Alex Pedersen Celebrate Biden Administration Canceling Sale of Seattle’s National Archives Facility

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) applauded the Biden Administration for rejecting the pending sale by the U.S. government of the National Archives facility in Seattle. The two also thanked Attorney General Bob Ferguson, local tribal nations, and community activists for their support in bringing this […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez, Council, Honor Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her Council colleagues honored Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian and Executive Director Marcellus Turner with a proclamation today. Turner is leaving the City of Seattle after 10 years to return to the South. Turner led the Seattle Public Library during two successful levies in 2012 and 2019. […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez, Council, Tribal Community Members Honor Late Snoqualmie Chief Andy de los Angeles

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her Council colleagues honored late Snoqualmie Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles with a proclamation, recognizing the former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe for his civil and tribal rights contributions.  Chief Andy was an Indigenous civil rights leader, best known for leading a decades-long movement that […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez’s Statement on Lake City Business Center Fire

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) learned that Seattle Police with Seattle Fire responded on the evening of Dec. 28 to a possible burglary that turned into a large fire late Monday evening, destroying several businesses in the Lake City neighborhood. As a resident of the neighborhood, Councilmember Debora Juarez visited the site of […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez Celebrates Renaming of ‘Hayashi Avenue’ with Lake City Community

SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, joined with constituents and community members on Friday at the Lake City Library to celebrate the renaming of 28th Avenue NE to ‘Hayashi Avenue’. The community-led street renaming was memorialized with Resolution 31967 and honors the Hayashi family. The Hayashi Family […]

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Councilmember Juarez’s Statement Following Chief Best Retirement Announcement

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, issued the following statement after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced she is retiring: “I was disheartened to hear of Chief Best’s resignation. She has dedicated nearly thirty years of service to the people of Seattle, and for […]

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“Internet for All” Resolution Passage Renews Efforts to Expand Affordable Internet Access

COVID-19 crisis reinforces need for universal broadband access and adoption to address inequities Reinvigorating efforts to pursue universal access to the internet, the City Council approved today the “Internet for All” resolution introduced by Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5). The COVID-19 […]

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Councilmember Juarez’s Statement on Proposed Cuts to SPD: “We Need a Plan Not A Percentage”

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, issued the following statement in response to the community and Council’s ongoing conversations around defunding the Seattle Police Department by 50 percent: “We have this moment to harness real change, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild our police department. […]

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District 5 Budget Wins 2019

It is my pleasure to share our tremendous success as we worked to secure critical funding for both District 5 and citywide priorities. As your representative for District 5, I sponsored $3.1 million in priorities to be added to the budget. I am excited to share that I secured 89% of what I requested. We […]

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Juarez: ‘Obvious & Urgent Need’ To Close Gap on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Data Collection

Mayor, Chief herald UIHI Report findings as ‘stark’, ‘staggering’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee, convened today’s briefing on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) report today, which pointed to the ‘obvious and urgent need’ to close […]

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