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Mosqueda Releases Schedule for Council to Consider American Rescue Plan Act Funding, Promises Robust Community Engagement

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues serving in the Finance and Housing Committee will spend the next three months discussing a spending plan for an anticipated $239 million the City of Seattle expects to receive in federal COVID relief dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.   The […]

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Mosqueda, Council Passes Resolution to Begin Expedited and Transparent Investments to Seattle Families through American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues unanimously voted today to pass a resolution outlining spending priorities for an anticipated $239 million the City of Seattle expects to receive in federal COVID relief dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.   The resolution outlines Council’s priorities for the American […]

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CM Mosqueda, White House and PA Gov. Wolf Featured in Brookings Institute Panel on Essential Workers & Government Investments

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) will be a featured panelist in a Brookings Institute webinar on innovative ways essential workers are being supported at the federal, state, and local levels. The event, hosted by Brookings Metro, will take place Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7 a.m. PST. Mosqueda joins other featured speakers Pennsylvania Governor […]

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Seattle City Council Moves Forward on Alternatives to Policing, Allocates $10.4 Million for Community Safety Capacity Building

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, alongside her Council colleagues voted 8-0 to approve a $10.4 million spending plan for community safety, that will invest in the capacity of organizations building community safety from the ground up to end violence and […]

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Strauss’ “Bringing Business Home” Bill Passes Full Council

Amendments Create Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, together with a 8-1 vote of his Full Council colleagues, passed C.B. 120001 to provide additional economic support for small businesses adversely affected by current land use codes during the […]

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Mosqueda, Council Mark 500,000 COVID Deaths Nationwide, Honor Community Members Who Have Passed from COVID-19

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues passed a proclamation honoring COVID Memorial Day, marking the 500,000-plus people nationwide lost to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and remembering the local community members who passed away from, or battled and suffered from, COVID-19.  The Council recognized this grim milestone with a […]

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Expresses Dismay at Mayor’s Choice to Forgo FEMA Reimbursement For Hotel-Based Shelters

 Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after local media reported and earlier this week members of the Executive branch expressed that the Mayor will not seek FEMA reimbursement to fund hotel-based shelters for Seattle’s homeless neighbors:  “I am outraged at the choice to not pursue 100% FEMA reimbursement for our response […]

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Mosqueda Honored With Ruth Kagi Award for Early Learning Advocacy from Child Care Resources

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, was awarded the Ruth Kagi Award for Excellence in Early Learning Advocacy for her work in 2020. The award, given by Child Care Resources, honors elected officials who show a devotion of time, agenda, and effort to championing the educational needs of […]

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City Council Passes Mosqueda’s Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers Bill

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, and her Council colleagues voted 8-0 in favor of legislation that will provide hazard pay to grocery store workers, recognizing the risks essential grocery store workers face during the pandemic.  The Council passed Council Bill 119990, requiring grocery employees in Seattle to […]

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Mosqueda Introduces Legislation Establishing Hazard Pay for Essential Grocery Store Workers

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, introduced legislation this week that would provide hazard pay in recognition of the risks essential grocery store workers face during the pandemic.  Council Bill 119990 would require grocery employees in Seattle to receive hazard pay of $4 per hour during the COVID-19 […]

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