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Lewis Introduces Legislation for a New City Approach to Encampment Outreach

New model empowers service providers to conduct encampment outreach while maintaining a team of City staff to coordinate efforts SEATTLE – During Monday’s Seattle City Council Briefing, Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) announced his intention to introduce legislation during the afternoon’s City Council meeting that will significantly change the way Seattle engages with […]

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Council President González’s Statement After State Supreme Court Overturned I-976

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court overturned I-976: “Today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling that Initiative 976 is unconstitutional, is a win for Seattle voters, who in 2019 overwhelmingly voted to reject Tim Eyman’s I-976. Everyone benefits from our transportation and transit infrastructure, which […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez Celebrates Renaming of ‘Hayashi Avenue’ with Lake City Community

SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, joined with constituents and community members on Friday at the Lake City Library to celebrate the renaming of 28th Avenue NE to ‘Hayashi Avenue’. The community-led street renaming was memorialized with Resolution 31967 and honors the Hayashi family. The Hayashi Family […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Morales Respond to Mayor’s Announcement Regarding Navigation Team

Call on the Mayor to ‘immediately move’ additional $1.4M Council provided for outreach, commit to ‘not destroying’ belongings  Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle) responded to Wednesday’s announcement by Mayor Durkan regarding the Navigation Teams: “The Council […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Mayor Durkan’s Austerity Budget Fails Working People and Black and Brown Communities, Fails to Defund Police

‘It should surprise no one that the Mayor who has overseen police indiscriminately tear gas protest movements is now trying to gaslight an entire city into thinking she believes that Black Lives Matter’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued the following statement on Sept. […]

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Mosqueda’s Committee Passes “Fare Share” Legislation Supporting Basic Standards for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Substitute bill increases pay, adds rest breaks and consumer transparency and accountability SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council Colleagues who sit on the Finance and Housing Committee passed a substitute version of Mayor Durkan’s “Fare Share” legislation, increasing the minimum compensation, adding rest breaks and allotted cleaning time for drivers, and increasing consumer transparency.  […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold Issues Statement Following Council’s Veto Override

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), issued the following statement after the City Council voted to overturn the Mayor’s veto of the 2020 budget rebalancing package:  “My vote today to override the Mayor’s veto of the 2020 rebalancing budget was not taken lightly. I had  conversations about an alternate bill, in […]

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Council President González’s Statement After Council Overturns Mayoral Budget Veto

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after the Council voted 7-2 on Council Bill 119825, overturning the Mayor’s veto: “Earlier today, I voted to override Mayor Durkan’s veto of three bills that were passed by this City Council during our summer budgeting process.  “In the wake of a racial reckoning, […]

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Council Unanimously Adopts Pedersen’s Climate Change Resolution in Wake of Historic Wildfires

New policy will require City to formally consider impacts of all new legislation on carbon emissions and resiliency to climate change The Seattle City Council unanimously approved Resolution 31933 crafted by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle). The Resolution will, for the first time, require the City Council to formally consider the crisis of […]

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Councilmember Sawant Applauds Re-Opening of Central District Post Office on Monday, Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Postal Workers

“This is a win for the Central District community and for public services, powered by hundreds of activists who worked with our office to demand that the federal government restore our neighborhood Post Office” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, welcomed the re-opening on Monday, […]

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