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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 Tammy J. Morales Joins Community to Grieve and Plan Urgent Action with Mayor-Elect after Mount Baker Shooting

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement following last night’s shooting in Mount Baker: “My thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy, their loved ones, and the entire Mount Baker community that has seen a surge in shootings and crimes against small businesses and community spaces. When incidents of violence occur in any […]

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Council President González and Budget Chair Mosqueda concur with the appointment of Royal Alley-Barnes as Interim Director of the Office of Arts and Culture

Call on Mayor Durkan to Collaboratively Work with the Arts Commission on Priorities Council President M. Lorena  González (Pos. 9) and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8) concur with the short-term appointment of Royal Alley-Barnes as Interim Director of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, with the caveat that the Arts Commission be involved in the […]

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Councilmember Morales’ Additions to Seattle Rescue Plan Prioritize Neighborhood Business Districts, Equitable Economic Recovery, Youth Employment

— Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously passed the $128 million Seattle Rescue Plan, with amendments sponsored by Morales that prioritize an equitable economic recovery strategy.  Morales authored an amendment that earmarks the $22 million for economic recovery toward grants for neighborhoods, business and nonprofits […]

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City Council Passes Two Pieces of Morales’ Tenants’ Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

 Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, alongside her Council colleagues, passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Morales that protect renters from pandemic-related eviction, and no-fault evictions associated with end-of-lease terminations. “These two bills lay the groundwork for us to create more and better opportunities to democratize wealth, to combat gentrification, and to reverse displacement in our […]

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Committee Passes First Two Pieces in Councilmember Morales’ Tenant Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her colleagues serving on the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, chaired by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Morales that protect renters from pandemic-related eviction, and no-fault evictions associated with end-of-lease terminations. The two bills, part of Morales’ larger […]

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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 Morales Thanks Retiring Public Health Director Patty Hayes

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement after the retirement announcement of Seattle-King County Public Health Director Patty Hayes: “After serving as the Seattle area’s public health director for 30 years, I wish Patty Hayes a well-deserved retirement and thank her for her service. The important role of a public health director is made […]

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Councilmember Morales’ Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), together with Community representatives, issued the following statement in response to Verdict in Minneapolis:  “While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges, one conviction does not change the 400 years of systemic racism in our country. This was still a needless loss […]

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Councilmember Morales, Community Call for Close to ‘Lease Termination Loophole’

Protection for all tenants under ‘Just Cause’ Eviction Ordinance will help all renters in post-pandemic rental market Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), together with Community representatives, announced the first piece in a series of Tenants’ Bill of Rights legislation today at the Plaza Roberto Maestas on Beacon Hill. Morales’ […]

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