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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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Councilmember Morales Resolution Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Rent, Mortgage Payments

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), put forth a 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 struggling with the […]

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Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Provide Utilities Relief

As part of a Special meeting of the City Council, members voted unanimously to approve two amended pieces of emergency legislation intended to help provide relief for small business and utility customers. The focus of the meeting was on two pieces of legislation related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis: Council Bill 119757, sponsored by Councilmember […]

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Morales Victorious After City ‘Pauses’ Removal of Property During COVID-19 Emergency

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle and C/ID) issued the following statement in reaction to an announcement on Tuesday by the City’s Human Services Department signaling their intention to stop all removals of any personal property during the COVID-19 public health emergency: “After years of advocating for an end to sweeps, the […]

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Seattle Councilmember Morales, KC Councilmember Zahilay, Applaud Olympia Efforts to Stem Gun Violence

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and Chinatown/International District) and King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay (District 2) applaud Olympia lawmakers’ efforts to address gun violence by creating the Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention.  Senate Bill 6288 was passed by the State Senate and House, creating the nation’s first […]

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Councilmembers Sawant, Morales Co-Sponsor ‘Amazon Tax’ Legislation

Will raise $300M/year from biggest corporations, fund social housing, services, Green New Deal Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle and the C/ID) and Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), backed by community supporters, today unveiled the text of draft legislation (a revenue ordinance and a funding plan) to tax Amazon and […]

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