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Seattle’s Revenue Forecast Shows Improved Numbers, Although Budget Challenges Remain 

SEATTLE – Today the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts released its revenue forecast, projecting improved revenue since November. However, the City is still facing a budget deficit and increased uncertainty due to global events.  The newest forecast shows a modest increase in projected revenue, roughly a $32.5 million increase for the City’s General Fund resources, and an increase of $57.3 million to Non-General […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Joins President Joe Biden, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Other National Leaders to Discuss Impacts of American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. – Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) joined a gathering of national leaders today, including President Joe Biden, to discuss the impacts of the American Rescue Plan. The panel, part of the National League of Cities (NLC) annual conference, focused on the historic opportunities created by these national investments including housing, direct cash assistance, and the need for ongoing relief for those most adversely impacted by the pandemic.   In Seattle, Councilmember Mosqueda, along with the Mayor and the rest of the City […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates First Revenue Returns from Progressive JumpStart Seattle Tax

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) the architect and champion of JumpStart Seattle, reacted to the first revenue numbers from Seattle’s progressive payroll tax. To date, the City has collected $231 million from the JumpStart tax from taxpayers for their 2021 tax liabilities, about $31 million above the most recent revenue forecast issued in November […]

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Statement in Support of Continuing Grocery Store Worker Hazard Pay

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement today in support of continuing the Grocery Store Worker Hazard Pay unanimously passed by Council earlier this year:  “I am proud to have passed and led the first in the state Hazard Pay for Grocery workers in Seattle, and proud to have extended the Hazard […]

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Ben Noble appointed Director of the new Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts

SEATTLE – The City’s Economic and Revenue Forecasts Council has announced that Dr. Ben Noble has been appointed as the inaugural director of Seattle’s new Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts (OERF).  Noble has a proven track record of revenue forecasting and fiscal and policy analysis in the public sector. He has worked for the City of Seattle for more than 20 years, serving the last eight as Director of the City Budget Office and, before that, as Director of the City Council’s Central Staff.   The OERF was […]

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Chair Mosqueda and the Seattle City Council’s Final 2022 Budget Becomes Law

Historic investments into housing and supportive services made possible by JumpStart Progressive Revenue Council protected SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan signing the City of Seattle’s 2022 Budget into law today: “The final 2022 City Council Budget that Council passed goes into […]

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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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