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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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Morales: Progressive Revenue Bill Includes Provision for $215M in Additional Funds, Represents ‘Major Structural Change’

Morales’ $215M amendment serves to mitigate ‘overlapping crises’, address ‘devastating impact of layers of inequity’, and will help fund Community Wealth Building, Housing and GND Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) issued the following statement after she and her Council colleagues voted 7-2 to pass amended Council Bill 119810 during […]

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City Council Repeals Problematic Law to Reduce Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color

Follows Recommendation from Reentry Workgroup to Repeal Prostitution Loitering Ordinance City Council unanimously repealed from the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) the problematic ordinance regarding “prostitution loitering,” as requested by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2), and Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7).  The tragic killing by Minneapolis police of George […]

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Councilmember Lewis, City Attorney Holmes Introduce Legislation to Repeal Outdated Drug Traffic Loitering Law

Bill repeals ‘war on drugs’ policy disproportionately impacting communities of color SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes introduced legislation today to repeal a relic from the failed “War on Drugs,” Seattle’s Drug Traffic Loitering law. The Drug Traffic Loitering law was adopted in the […]

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Councilmember Morales, Council Passes Protections for Renters Evicted During COVID-19 Crisis

Legislation provides relief for renters by ensuring evictions during crisis are not counted against them Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown/Int’l District) and her Council colleagues passed legislation in an 8-1 vote to protect renters, ensuring evictions that occurred during and six months after the COVID-19 crisis aren’t used against […]

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Council Approves Herbold’s Rent Hike Moratorium for Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Requires Rent Payment Plans

Bill “gives beloved small businesses and essential nonprofits a fighting chance” Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park), Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) and their Council colleagues unanimously passed legislation that freezes storefront rent increases for some small businesses and nonprofits, and allows some small businesses […]

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Councilmembers Sawant, Morales Announce Acceleration of Tax on Amazon, Big Business to Fund Emergency COVID19 Relief

Tax will provide $200M in relief for up to 100K households this year, subsequently fund social housing and Green New Deal Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3 – Central Seattle) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown/Int’l District) announced three pieces of legislation to accelerate taxation of Amazon and other big […]

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Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling For Immediate Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Rent, Mortgage Payments

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) and her Council colleagues passed her resolution calling on Gov. Inslee, federal legislators, and the Trump administration to use emergency powers to place a moratorium on commercial and residential rent and mortgage payments, providing necessary relief to thousands of Seattle residents and business owners […]

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Council Passes $5 Million in Food Vouchers to Address Coronavirus Crisis

Legislation provides $800 vouchers to Seattle families enrolled in City programs The Seattle City Council unanimously passed Mayor Jenny Durkan’s legislation today that transfers $5 million from Seattle’s budget resources to a new food voucher program, which would provide grocery money to thousands of families across Seattle.  Council Bill 119764, sponsored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, […]

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