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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Election Night Victories

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement on Election Night: “Tonight’s election marks the end of one very important chapter in our City’s history and the beginning of the next. Voters tonight sent a clear message about who Seattle is for: […]

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Herbold Partners with Constituents to Demand Depts Address Copper Wire Theft in West Seattle

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) and her Council colleagues showed unanimous support today to address the spike in theft of copper wire. Six members of the Council added their names as co-sponsors to two Budget Committee requests, offered by Herbold, which will effectively expand reporting on theft and vandalism of […]

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González Legislation Would Cap Contributions, Amazon’s $1M+ Is Prime Example of Need for Integrity In Local Elections

–Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9 // Citywide), Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement following reports of Amazon’s ‘$1M plus into Seattle City Council races’: “Seattle voters have the constitutional right to free and fair elections without the out-sized and unfettered influence of corporations.  Amazon’s […]

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Sawant Responds to “Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom” Study

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights, issued this statement today in response to the study titled “Who Is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom,” from The Institute for Policy Studies’ Inequality.org Project.  The study looks at the luxury real estate boom in […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on the Birth of Her Child

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, made the following announcement after the birth of her first child earlier today:  “I’m thrilled to share the good news: Camila Elena Valdes-Mosqueda was born on October 9 and is happy and healthy. Camila and I are doing well […]

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Councilmembers Pacheco, O’Brien Applaud Passage of SEPA Reform, Honoring Original Intent of Protecting Environment

Councilmember Abel Pacheco (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle), along with their Council colleagues, voted 8-0 to pass SEPA reform through Council Bill 119600, updating the City’s environmental review process to better align with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).  Councilmembers Pacheco and O’Brien cited many examples in which […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Colleagues Pass Suite of Tenant Protection Bills

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) and her Council colleagues voted in favor of five pieces of legislation intended to strengthen tenant laws, including new protections for domestic violence survivors. The domestic violence liability bill, roommate bill, and bill requiring tenant resources on notices were particularly called out in Resolution 31861 […]

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Council to Consider ‘Infants at Work’ Resolution on Monday

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, announced the introduction of her Resolution 31910 “Infants at Work”, which will be voted on during the next regularly occurring meeting of the Full Council on Monday, September 30th.  “Working parents everywhere know first-hand the challenges of balancing the […]

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Sawant to City: Expedite Discrimination Complaint Filed by Saba Ethiopian Restaurant Against Corporate Developer

Immigrant business charges illegal eviction, abuse by corporate developers SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights urged the City’s Office of Civil Rights to take steps on behalf of Saba Ethiopian Cuisine owner Workie Wubushet, who filed a discrimination complaint last week […]

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Sawant Hails Tenants’ Win: Fighting Displacement & Securing Affordable Housing in Central District

“Residents of the Chateau Apartments & the tenants’ movement strike blow against gentrification, displacement” SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renter Rights Committee, announced today that tenants her office has been working with at the Chateau Building have achieved a breakthrough victory in […]

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