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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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Councilmember Juarez’s Committee Advances Library Levy

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on the Library Levy, passed the library levy out of committee yesterday with her Council colleagues in a 7-0 vote. The library levy will go before the Full Council on Monday, April 22 during its regularly-scheduled meeting. “Since 1890, the Seattle Public Library […]

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Councilmember Juarez and Mayor Durkan Celebrate Formation of Waterfront LID

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, and the Seattle City Council approved by a 8-0 vote a package of legislation establishing the Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID). The package of legislation included an ordinance establishing the formation of the Waterfront LID, an operations […]

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Councilmember Juarez, President Harrell Celebrate Approval of NHL Expansion Team in Seattle

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2 South Seattle), Co-Chairs of the Select Committee on Civic Arenas, issued the following statements after the NHL Board of Governors approved an expansion in Seattle, which will bring a hockey team in 2021. The team will play in the soon-to-be renovated […]

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2019-2020 Budget Wins for D5!

In the nearly two months since Mayor Durkan delivered her proposed budget to the city council on September 24th, 2018, I have worked every day fighting for funding for crucial projects in District 5. As part of my commitment to bring City Hall to you, I worked with the D5 Community Network to put on […]

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“Stop the Bleed” Trainings and Stations Coming to D5!

Thank you to Sandy Motzer, Susanna Cunningham, Ann Forest for all of their hard work to share Stop the Bleed training and tools in North Seattle! They installed life-saving “Stop the Bleed” stations in the Lake City Community Center and the Meadowbrook Community Center, thanks to a $5,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award they applied for […]

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Mayor’s Budget Proposal and D5 Community Network Budget Discussion

Hello D5, Yesterday Mayor Durkan released her 2019-2020 Proposed Budget. While I am excited that many of the District 5 investments we have advocated for are included in this budget proposal, I will be working over the next few weeks to address a few crucial gaps in services and program funding for our neighborhoods. I […]

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