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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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Morales Co-Sponsoring Right to Counsel Legislation

Right to counsel goes a long way toward ‘putting tenants and landlords on equal footing’, gives folks a fighting chance to stay housed and stay healthy Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) issued the following the statement in support of the Right to Counsel legislation and resolution to extend the […]

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Mosqueda, Council Mark 500,000 COVID Deaths Nationwide, Honor Community Members Who Have Passed from COVID-19

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues passed a proclamation honoring COVID Memorial Day, marking the 500,000-plus people nationwide lost to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and remembering the local community members who passed away from, or battled and suffered from, COVID-19.  The Council recognized this grim milestone with a […]

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Councilmember Morales Urges Mayor to Reconsider Essential Hoteling Services for Homeless Neighbors and Seek FEMA Reimbursement

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement after Mayor Durkan and her administration declined to open additional hotel shelters for our homeless neighbors and seek FEMA reimbursement to offset the cost: “Homelessness is by far the biggest issue that my office responds to on a regular basis. Everyone is frustrated at what appears on […]

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Morales: Passage of Sex Ed Bill Helps Establish ‘Age-Appropriate, Accurate’, Comprehensive Sex Ed For All Students

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2) issued the following statement regarding Referendum 90: “The subject matter may be sensitive to some, but voters still clearly recognize that a comprehensive sex-education bill should be the law of the land.   “Thanks to an informed electorate, voters approved Referendum 90 and sent a clear message: sex ed in […]

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Morales, Community to Call For ‘Expert-Led’ Approach to Homelessness Outreach

Homelessness Outreach Provider Ecosystem (HOPE) model to progresses in City Council budget discussions on Friday during Committee meeting Following weeks of budget discussions, this Friday City Council will discuss the proposal made by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle and Chinatown/International District) to create a new 5-person team to replace the Mayor […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Morales Respond to Mayor’s Announcement Regarding Navigation Team

Call on the Mayor to ‘immediately move’ additional $1.4M Council provided for outreach, commit to ‘not destroying’ belongings  Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle) responded to Wednesday’s announcement by Mayor Durkan regarding the Navigation Teams: “The Council […]

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Council Passes MiChance Dunlap-Gittens’ Youth Rights Ordinance

Protects Children and Young People by Requiring Lawyer When Interacting with Law Enforcement Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside their Council colleagues, passed the MiChance Dunlap-Gittens’ Youth Rights Ordinance, which gives protections to children and young people by requiring […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda, and Morales Respond to Chief Best Announcement to Retire

Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement in response to Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announcing her plan to retire: “Together we want to thank Chief Carmen Best for her dedication to the people of Seattle during her twenty-eight years of public service. Throughout […]

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Council Unanimously Passes Resolution In Support of East African Immigrant Population’s Access to Money Transfer Operators

Morales’ resolution highlights cultural relevancy and positive economic impact of MTOs Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously passed a resolution on Monday in support of Seattle’s East African immigrant population and their ability to access reliable and culturally relevant “money transfer operators.”  The resolution, sponsored […]

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