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Councilmember Rivera Brings New Amendment to Help EDI Projects Succeed

Updated legislation removes proviso, seeks OPCD report on getting promised projects to community faster SEATTLE – After engaging with members of the community and Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) stakeholders, Councilmember Maritza Rivera won’t ask for a funding proviso, but will continue to call for a detailed report on how to make sure the EDI program...

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Councilmember Rivera: Existing EDI Projects Would Remain Funded

Rivera responds to disinformation about legislation in full council meeting SEATTLE – “Today I moved to remove my amendment to Council Bill 120774 from the agenda in order to have time to correct disinformation that was irresponsibly given to community about the proposed amendment,” said Councilmember Rivera. The Council voted 6-3 to table the amendment until next week’s...

The Seattle City Council during its first meeting of 2024.
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New Seattle City Councilmembers sworn-in during inauguration ceremony at City Hall

The seven winning candidates from November’s General Election were just sworn-in as Seattle City Councilmembers. Five of the seven individuals are new councilmembers, the most in more than a century. Two others are returning for their second term in office. More information about each of them, including quotes can be found below. Rob Saka (District...