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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 Mosqueda Appointed to National League of Cities’ Board of Directors

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities (NLC), a national network of city leaders focused on improving the quality of life of their constituents.  “Some of the most innovative and exciting policies in the country are happening in cities – from reimagining land use policy to creating inclusionary zoning, to protecting workers, building affordable […]

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Mosqueda Corrects Inaccurate Information on SPD; Confirming Federal Monitor Briefed & Feedback Incorporated

Chair Committed to Transparent, Accountable Budget Process that includes correcting misinformation Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, spoke today during Council Briefing to clarify misinformation published by The Seattle Times editorial board about engagement with the Federal Court Monitor Central, following a Central Staff Presentation last Friday to correct misrepresentations of investments Seattle […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda Releases 2022 Draft Budget Package in the Wake of COVID-Induced Hardship, Decreased Revenue Forecast

Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, published the Council’s Balancing Package Tuesday afternoon. The package seeks to prioritize the city’s limited revenue in investments that help house more Seattleites, create safer communities for all, and invest in a thriving, diverse local economy.  “The past two years have created tremendous […]

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Mosqueda Commends Seattle City Light Customers for Raising Issue of Billing Practices, Resulting in $3.5 Million Settlement

Mosqueda raised issue and ordered audit of Seattle City Light after hearing from customers  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) applauded Seattle City Light customers who first raised the issue of the department’s practice of “catch up” billing, customer complaints that led Mosqueda to call for an audit, and a settlement of $3.5 million announced […]

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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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Seattle City Council Passes ‘Seattle Rescue Plan 2,’ With Investments in Transportation, Seniors, Rental Assistance

Plan invests $52.2 million of targeted federal dollars to continue City’s COVID recovery   Budget Chair Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda celebrated the successful passage of the Seattle Rescue Plan 2  by a unanimous 8-0 vote, which builds upon the original Seattle Rescue Plan by allocating an additional $52.2 million of federal funds towards rental assistance, senior support services, and transportation infrastructure.   […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Moves Forward with Transparency and Accountability Measures for JumpStart Seattle

Fund Created Focusing on Good Governance and Commitment to Investments Centered on BIPOC and Communities most in need of Recovery  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, alongside her Council colleagues with support from community stakeholders, passed legislation today that would create the JumpStart Payroll Expense Tax Fund […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda To Recognize Diversity of Seattle Neighborhoods With Zoning Name Change

Zoning name change would more accurately reflect Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods with new equitable and inclusive definition Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) announced legislation today that will change the name of single-family only zones, a recognition that the term “single family” as used in Seattle’s zoning code is a misnomer, inaccurately describes current uses, and […]

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Seattle City Council, Mayor Durkan Jointly Applaud Successful Passage of ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

Plan invests $128.4 million of federal dollars into direct aid through housing, childcare, cash assistance, small business grants, and investments in an equitable economic recovery Budget Chair Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, Council President M. Lorena González, and Mayor Jenny Durkan celebrated the successful passage of the Seattle Rescue Plan, which was drafted collaboratively over the past […]

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