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City Council Unanimously Passes Crown Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the passage of the Crown Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines which was passed unanimously by the full City Council today. This bill establishes neighborhood-specific guidelines for the Crown Hill Urban Village Neighborhood for the first time. These guidelines were created […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda Launches Council budget process, focuses on investments for working families 

SEATTLE - Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide & Chair of the Select Budget Committee) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s budget proposal:   “As Budget Chair, I will be working with my Council colleagues to finalize the biennial budget that builds towards a Seattle where everyone is housed and cared for, […]

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Councilmember Nelson, Community Celebrate Passage of Legislation Creating Seattle Film Commission

Passage is a ’milestone’ in efforts to retain and attract film production in Seattle Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9, Citywide) was joined by dozens of film industry professionals, community members and special guests this morning at Seattle’s Ark Lodge Cinemas to celebrate the unanimous passage of her legislation to create the Seattle […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces His Funding Proposal for the Seattle Park District 

After extensive public outreach, this proposal will reflect Seattleites’ priorities for parks: making them clean, green, and accessible to all  Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced his proposed six-year funding plan for the Seattle Metropolitan Park […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen Laud the Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) celebrated the planned reopening of the West Seattle Bridge set for this Sunday, September 18th, 2022.  “At long last, the day we’ve been eagerly awaiting is almost here: the bridge is on the verge of reopening,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold. “I want to extend my […]

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Councilmember Sawant Urges Solidarity with Seattle Public School Educators on Strike for Living Wages and Full Staffing for Special Education, Multilingual Classrooms

“If teachers are going to win their demands, they cannot put any faith in the school district or corporate politicians. They will need an all-out fight with solidarity from students, parents, socialists, and the wider labor movement…. I will donate $5,000 from my solidarity fund to the educators’ strike fund.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, […]

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Seattle City Council passes legislation to prohibit deceptive practices of ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ 

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), to prohibit false and misleading advertising by crisis pregnancy centers.   What are crisis pregnancy centers? Crisis Pregnancy Centers are clinics that often look like real […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda, Mayor Harrell Proclaim Suite of Cannabis Legislation Passed by Council as ‘Historic’ 

New Laws Center Equity and Address Racial Inequities in the Cannabis Industry  SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Mayor Bruce Harrell proclaimed today’s unanimous vote by Council as “historic” in the fight to repair past harms in the war on drugs.  Beginning in 2021, Mosqueda and her Council colleagues began looking at cannabis policies with the […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Celebrates Passage of Resolution to Rid Seattle of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers to Protect Workers, Reduce Noise, and Improve Environment

The legislation forges the path to end harmful gasoline-fueled leaf blowers in city government by 2025 and the rest of Seattle by 2027 SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) heralded the passage of legislation by the Seattle City Council to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment. Specifically, Resolution […]

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Councilmember Herbold statement on passage of hiring incentives for police officers 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle) released the following statement following the Council passing CB 120389:  “Cities across the country face police officer attrition,” said Councilmember Herbold. “These hiring incentives will allow SPD to use funds already in its budget to compete for well-qualified officers and achieve our hiring goals. We […]

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