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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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Mosqueda Agrees: Now is the Time for City’s Retirement Board to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement after writing a letter to the  Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System Board agreeing with Mayor Jenny Durkan’s request for the SCERS board to begin the process of divesting from fossil fuels: “Today, I add my voice to Mayor […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Attempted Cal Anderson Park Encampment Removal

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement in response to the City of Seattle attempting to clear a homeless encampment at Cal Anderson Park: “I remain concerned with the planned removal and urge first placement in non-congregate shelter options in order to be in compliance […]

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Seattle City Council Passes 2021 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Health, Safety, Environment and Economic Recovery

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final full Council vote on the 2021 Budget: “My colleagues and I have this year — not once, but twice — reviewed, evaluated and adjusted the City’s Budget to reflect this city’s needs and values.  Working with Seattle […]

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Chair Mosqueda: Budget Package Reflects ‘Shared Priorities’, Vows to Continue to Lead Response

‘We brought forward fresh ideas, informed by our communication with residents, to ensure health, safety, and housing in the midst of pandemic’ Following nearly eight weeks of discussions in the Council’s Budget Committee Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, and her colleagues reviewed more than 169 amendments to the Mayor’s […]

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