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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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Councilmember Lewis Shows JustCARE Model Successful in Voluntarily Moving Homeless Neighbors to Appropriate Shelter

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) joined with representatives the Downtown Seattle Alliance (DSA), JustCARE, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and small business owners to provide an update about the team effort combining workers from REACH/Evergreen Treatment Services with representatives from JustCARE, about the ways in which they have – […]

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Councilmember Lewis Introduces Legislation to Expand Emergency Homelessness Shelter & JustCARE

A Coalition of Service Providers and Business Organizations Signal Strong Support for the Bill This morning Councilmember Andrew Lewis introduced legislation to broaden $12 million of Council spending authority authorized earlier this spring to expand emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. “When we originally passed this legislation there was no American Rescue Plan or updated […]

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Council Passes Herbold’s Legislation, Increasing Tenant Protections for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside her Council colleagues and co-sponsors Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales and Andrew J. Lewis, passed legislation today that increases tenant protections for small businesses and nonprofits.  The legislation ensures that rent installments paid according to a payment plan negotiated between a tenant and landlord cannot […]

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Councilmember Lewis Calls for Using Projected Revenue Increase to Address Homelessness Crisis

City Budget Office projects $20.3 million more in general fund revenue from the adopted 2021 budget  Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) celebrated Seattle’s increased revenue forecasts and emphasized the need to invest the additional funds on homelessness services. The increase is driven by substantial upward revisions in expected funds from […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, Lewis, Mosqueda Propose $100 Million in Bonds for Multimodal Bridges and Other Transportation Infrastructure Needs to Create Jobs Sooner by Leveraging the New $20 Vehicle License Fee

To boost jobs as Seattle emerges from the COVID pandemic’s economic recession, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, Andrew J. Lewis, and Teresa Mosqueda are proposing $100 million in bonds to fix our aging multimodal bridges and modernize transportation infrastructure in 2022, after implementing the Seattle Department of Transportation’s spending plan for the additional $20 Vehicle […]

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Councilmember Lewis’ Legislation to Leverage Federal Investments for Homelessness Shelter

The legislation will provide the City with more flexibility to stand up emergency shelter; a third hotel shelter is announced Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) introduced legislation to appropriate $12 million in spending authority for non-congregate shelter investments for people experiencing homelessness. It is Councilmember Lewis’ intent that to the […]

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Chair Lewis, Council Colleagues Vote to Fast-Track Permanent Supportive Housing

Goal to quickly and affordably scale housing with services inspires work of Committee Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia), Chair of the Select Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments, together with his colleagues, voted to amend the land use code and allow Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing […]

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City Council Passes Mosqueda’s Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers Bill

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, and her Council colleagues voted 8-0 in favor of legislation that will provide hazard pay to grocery store workers, recognizing the risks essential grocery store workers face during the pandemic.  The Council passed Council Bill 119990, requiring grocery employees in Seattle to […]

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Lewis Announces Proposal to Scale Emergency Shelter

‘It Takes A Village’ Approach Will Better Address the Needs of Nearly 4K People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness http://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/andrew-lewis/it-takes-a-village Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced his proposal for allowing Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing options for our homeless neighbors. Lewis’ launch of “It Takes A Village: A […]

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