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Advisory: Mosqueda to Advance City’s Commitment to Protecting Workers from Harassment and Intimidation

PRESS ADVISORY   Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda EVENT DATE 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 6 Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, (206) 615-0061       Mosqueda to Advance City’s Commitment to Protecting Workers from Harassment and Intimidation Committee meeting participants will address need for new office ‘… to create impactful, lasting change’ SEATTLE – Today at 9:30 am, […]

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Mosqueda: Regional, Statewide Changes Needed to Promote Affordable Housing

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Seattle Planning Commission’s report, titled “Neighborhoods for All: Expanding housing opportunity in Seattle’s single-family zones” which was released to the public earlier today: “With a significant amount of our City being […]

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Mosqueda Selected to Serve on National Task Force to Address Housing Crisis Across America

Coinciding with her one-year anniversary, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) National Affordable Housing Task Force. This national body, made up of elected officials from around the country, will explore how communities can better respond  to the housing affordability crisis felt across the country. The task […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Highlights Key Investments Made in 2019-2020 Budget

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, joined with her City Council colleagues to pass the 2019-2020 Budget by a vote of 8-1 today. “I want to thank Budget Chair Bagshaw for her leadership during this process and juggling nine different Council priorities. Our city’s needs […]

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Council Vote Prioritizes City-owned Properties for Affordable Housing

The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to adopt updated policies that set affordable housing as a priority for City surplus and underutilized property. Resolution 31837, sponsored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, updates policies and procedures related to City surplus property. “This policy […]

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Council to Begin Confirmation Process for City Light CEO Nominee

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, will oversee the confirmation process for the appointment of Debra Smith as Seattle City Light’s next Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the nomination of Smith earlier today. Smith has worked in the public utility […]

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s Domestic Workers Legislation Signed into Law by Mayor

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s legislation on domestic workers, known as the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, was signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan today during a bill signing event at Casa Latina. Seattle is the first city in the country to pass a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which guarantees workers earn minimum wage, rest and meal […]

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Seattle First City to Pass Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda sponsored the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which the Seattle City Council passed unanimously this afternoon, making Seattle the first city in the country to create laws that specifically protect nannies, caretakers, house cleaners, gardeners, and other domestic workers. Council Bill 119286 establishes the following labor standards for domestic workers: Hiring entities […]

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Advances Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Out of Committee

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) advanced the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights through her Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, legislation that requires domestic workers receive a minimum wage, rest and meal breaks and privacy protections. “Domestic workers are the backbone of our economy. They look after our children, assist our aging seniors, […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Adoption of City Light Strategic Plan

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide) and Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Seattle City Council passage of Resolution 31819 adopting the 2019-2024 Seattle City Light Strategic Plan. “Today’s 8-1 vote adopted the Seattle City Light Strategic Plan and the rate path […]

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