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Mosqueda’s Committee Approves Housing Director Emily Alvarado

Council scheduled to cast final confirmation vote during Monday’s Full Council meeting SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement following a favorable vote of Appt. 1428 to approve Emily Alvarado as the incoming Director of the Office of Housing. […]

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Councilmember Sawant Urges City and State Public Schools Excuse Students from Classes

Following Unanimous Seattle City Council Vote on Resolution Supporting 9/20 Youth Global Climate Strike SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights committee, issued the following statement today after the unanimous vote by the Seattle City Council on her Resolution 31907, “in support of […]

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Council Vote Forms Oversight Board to Guide Seattle in Achieving Its Vision for a Green New Deal

O’Brien:  Because of the leaders here today, I feel optimistic that the communities we need to lead this charge will have an ongoing voice at the table to drive Seattle’s Green New Deal forward SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (Dist. 6, Northwest Seattle), chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, and his colleagues voted unanimously […]

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City Honors Will of Voters with Hotel Workers Legislation

Legislation follows through on will of overwhelming percentage of Seattle voters, expands harassment and health and safety protections SEATTLE – Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with their Council Colleagues, passed legislation to protect Seattle’s hotel workers from harassment and discrimination, supporting safe workloads, promoting economic stability […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Passes Two Green Energy Policies Out of Committee

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, in coordination with Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Light, passed two green energy ordinances out of her committee today. The first establishes a new program for large-scale solar energy producers, producers that are City Light customers who […]

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Sawant Urges Community: Stand with 13-Year-Old Arrested at Peaceful Climate Demonstration, Join Us Friday

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights, shared her open letter written in response to the arrest of a 13-year-old middle school student and climate justice activist last Friday during a demonstration outside Seattle City Hall, and directed to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best […]

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Councilmember González Sends Proposed Legislation ‘To Protect the Integrity of Seattle’s Democracy’ to Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9 // Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, sent to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (“Commission”) proposed legislation that will create greater transparency in our electoral process by prohibiting foreign influence in City elections, placing a limit on contributions to political action […]

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Council Resolves to Launch Seattle’s Green New Deal

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and his Council colleagues unanimously passed in an 8-0 vote Resolution 31895 relating to a Green New Deal for Seattle.  The resolution calls for the passage of a federal Green New Deal, and affirms Seattle’s commitments to “…ensuring that our City can effectively respond to the climate crisis, […]

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Seattle City Council To Consider Resolution in Support of Ending Cuba Embargo

The Seattle City Council may become the twelfth city across the nation to call for an end to the Cuba embargo. Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, together with the U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration organizer and local labor/civil rights leader, Cindy Domingo, will […]

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Councilmembers Pacheco, O’Brien Respond to Community Requests to Update Environmental Review Policies

Councilmember Abel Pacheco (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) plan to introduce legislation that would align Seattle’s environmental review process with recent changes made to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and better focus the process on its original intent of protecting the environment. The legislation, Council Bill 119600, […]

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