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Mosqueda’s ‘JumpStart’ Revenue Package Endorsed by Nearly 60 Organizations Representing Housing, Food Access, Labor, Faith and Immigrant Rights

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s (Position 8, Citywide) JumpStart Seattle legislation received endorsements by nearly sixty organizations representing a broad coalition of labor, housing, faith, immigrant rights and community resiliency who are supportive of the progressive revenue proposal co-sponsored by Councilmembers González, Herbold, Strauss and Lewis. The letter of support stated, “We write to you today in […]

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Mosqueda Announces Council Support for JumpStart Seattle — González, Herbold, Strauss, Lewis Sign on as Co-Sponsors

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) described the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue proposal during last week’s Wednesday’s budget committee and invited any of her colleagues to sign-on as co-sponsors. Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Lisa Herbold announced during the meeting that they would co-sponsor. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Andrew J. Lewis have also […]

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Overwhelming Vote of Support from MLK Labor Delegates for CM Mosqueda’s JumpStart Revenue

With almost 80 percent of the vote, Labor endorses Mosqueda’s revenue proposal Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) debuted the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue proposal with a broad coalition of support on Tuesday during a press conference, and after a vote last night, the Martin Luther King Labor Council has overwhelmingly endorsed the proposal.  MLK […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda Commits to Defunding Police, Inquest into SPD’s Budget, Transparent Budget Process

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), and Chair of the Council’s Select Budget Committee, today announced the Council’s Summer 2020 Balancing Budget Committee schedule, a commitment to defund the police and an inquest into the Seattle Police Department’s annual budget. The Budget Committee will review the Mayor’s proposed 2020 rebalancing budget and any Council-initiated revenue/COVID-19 […]

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Council To Vote on Mosqueda’s Legislation Expanding Paid Sick and Safe Leave to Gig Workers during COVID-19

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council Colleagues will vote on legislation this afternoon expanding paid sick and safe time protections to gig workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Earned paid sick and safe time would cover app-based drivers (transportation network companies such as Uber, Lyft) and app-based food delivery network company workers (such […]

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Council President González: Corporate Payroll Tax Proposal Does Not Comply With Gov’s Proclamation, Cancels Hearings On Legislation Not Deemed Related To COVID-19 Or ‘Routine and Necessary’

Limited by Gov’s Proclamation and citing OPMA ‘concerns,’ Select Budget Committee Meetings for May cancelled during coronavirus emergency Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement with regard to Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28 and the City Council’s consideration of Council Bills 119772, 119773 and 119774, regarding a tax on corporate payroll: “In recent […]

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Mosqueda Announces Select Committee on Budget Schedule for Progressive Revenue Tax Proposals

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) announced the Select Committee on Budget schedule to consider Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Tammy J. Morales’ progressive revenue tax proposals, which would fund COVID-19 relief. Mosqueda created the committee schedule, which will start April 22, in consultation with the Office of the City Clerk, Council Central Staff, Council Communications, […]

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Council Passes Councilmember Mosqueda’s Expanded Sick and Safe Time Policy to Address Coronavirus Emergency

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues passed legislation on Monday that expands Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time policy to cover school, day care and adult day care closures, a policy that addresses working families who need to take time off work due to impacts from the coronavirus. Previously, Seattle’s Paid […]

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City Council Leads By Example, Directs Employees to Telecommute, Ensures Pay for All Employees, Virtual Council Meetings in Effect for March

Commits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using appropriate technology to continue to the serve the city Updated 3/9/2020 at 12:30 p.m. Note: Seattle City Council meetings are accessible by listening live through the Council’s listen line at 206-684-8566.  Council President Pro Tem Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Council President M. Lorena […]

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Pro-Tem Council President Mosqueda Schedules Special City Council Meeting to Consider Civil Emergency Proclamation

Pro-Tem Council President Teresa Mosqueda has scheduled a Special City Council meeting for Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m., when the Seattle City Council will consider, modify, and vote on the Mayor’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency.  Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency on March 3. The Proclamation of Civil Emergency grants the […]

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