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Dancers celebrate Lunar New Year at Seattle City Hall.

Seattle City Council recognizes February 10 as Lunar New Year

Members of the Seattle City Council signed on to a proclamation recognizing February 10, 2024 as Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon. The proclamation was brought forward by Seattle City Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales (District 2) and Tanya Woo (Position 8). Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell also signed on to the proclamation. “As we say...

The Seattle City Council during its first meeting of 2024.

New Seattle City Councilmembers sworn-in during inauguration ceremony at City Hall

The seven winning candidates from November’s General Election were just sworn-in as Seattle City Councilmembers. Five of the seven individuals are new councilmembers, the most in more than a century. Two others are returning for their second term in office. More information about each of them, including quotes can be found below. Rob Saka (District...


Statement from Councilmember Morales in Response to Shooting at Rainier Beach Safeway

Seattle, WA – On Saturday morning, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) issued the following statement regarding the shooting at Rainier Beach Safeway last night:  “Last night, South end community leaders were hosting a beautiful community healing space in the Rainier Beach Safeway parking lot when dozens of shots were fired toward them. These...


Councilmember Morales and OPCD Launch Phase II of Equitable Development Zoning: the Connected Communities Development Pilot 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, International District and South Seattle) is working with a large coalition of community stakeholders and the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) to launch Phase II of Equitable Development Zoning.   How It Works  Equitable Development Zoning (EDZ) is the City’s effort to align land use policy more closely...


Councilmember Morales Hosts the First Gathering of the Seattle Social Housing Developer Board

Seattle, WA – On Friday morning, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and newly appointed members of the Seattle Social Housing Developer Board gathered for the first time at Councilmember Morales’ Neighborhoods Committee. Eight members joined both virtually and in person.   The new board is tasked with overseeing the social...


Councilmember Morales, Mayor Harrell, Office of Civil Rights Pass Historic Race & Social Justice Ordinance

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle & Chinatown-International District), Mayor Bruce Harrell, and Seattle Office for Civil Rights Director Derrick Wheeler-Smith celebrated the unanimous passage of an ordinance officially codifying the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) into law. This will permanently solidify the City of Seattle’s commitment to engaging in its work...


Councilmember Morales Declares Support for North & South CID Station Placement alongside Neighborhood Leaders

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle, Chinatown-International District, & Yesler Terrace) released the following statement this morning calling on the Sound Transit Board of Directors to preserve and protect the Chinatown-International District by moving forward with studying the North & South CID Station options as the preferred alternative in the West...


Councilmember Morales’ Statement on the Halted Expansion of the SODO Homelessness Shelter

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) issued the following statement after King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today that the County will not be moving forward with the expansion of the SODO Enhanced Shelter. The current site will continue to operate the 270-bed shelter, and the remainder of the site will...


Councilmember Morales, Director Mohamed, OneAmerica and NW Immigrant Rights Project Denounce Manipulation of Asylum Seekers by Governors DeSantis and Abbott 

SEATTLE, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) joins Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and community organizations in denouncing the recent political stunts manipulating asylum seekers by Texas, Florida, and Arizona’s Governors.   On September 15th, Florida Gov. DeSantis flew migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without alerting...


Council Passes Councilmembers Morales’ and Herbold’s Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle

Seattle, WA – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle.   The first, Council Bill (CB) 120374, is an...