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Update on Seattle City Councilmember Moore’s Work on Behalf of Refugee Families
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Update on Seattle City Councilmember Moore’s Work on Behalf of Refugee Families

Seattle City Councilmember Cathy Moore (District 5), chair of the Housing and Human Services Committee, spoke with a group of Venezuelan refugees after they attended yesterday’s Council meeting. During that meeting, dozens of immigrants and refugees, many of whom are children, unexpectedly came to Seattle City Hall to ask for help after being evicted from...

Seattle City Council name plate in Council Chambers reads "vacant."
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Seattle City Council identifies eight finalists for vacancy 

SEATTLE – Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson (Position 9 – Citywide) announced today that the Council identified eight finalists to fill the vacancy left by now-former City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide). The finalists for Position 8 are:  A list of the 72 eligible applicants and completed application materials were made available to the public via the Council...

Seattle City Council name plate in Council Chambers reads "vacant."
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Seattle City Council releases information regarding 72 qualified applicants for Council vacancy 

Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson (Position 9 – Citywide) announced that the Council received 72 qualified applicants to fill the vacancy left by now-former City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide.)  Seattle City Clerk Scheereen Dedman provided Councilmembers the final applicant list confirming the eligibility of 72 applicants pursuant to City Charter requirements. Applicants...

Seattle City Council name plate in Council Chambers reads "vacant."
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Seattle City Council announces process to fill Council vacancy

If you are interested in applying, visit the Council Vacancy webpage for more information. Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson (Position 9 – Citywide) announced the formal process to fill the vacancy left by now-former City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide). Mosqueda resigned her seat on the Seattle City Council, effective January 2,...

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...

Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson
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Seattle City Council Unanimously Elects Sara Nelson as President  

Seattle City Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9 – Citywide) was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Tuesday’s first council meeting of the new year.  “I thank my colleagues for entrusting me with the duties of Council President. Good governance is the foundation of good policy and we’ll work together, collaboratively...

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales speaks with the members of the Social Housing Developer Board for the first time at Seattle City Hall.
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Seattle City Council passes legislation to improve sidewalks across the city

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) celebrated the unanimous passage of legislation she sponsored that will help create new and repair existing sidewalks throughout the city. The legislation will require the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to install a sidewalk or fix deficient sidewalks along the street during major paving...

Seattle City Council passes landmark building emissions standards law to combat climate crisis, pollution
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Seattle City Council passes landmark building emissions standards law to combat climate crisis, pollution

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed landmark legislation today to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings, which account for 37 percent of Seattle’s total core emissions. The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle) and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide) and Dan Strauss (District 6...

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Budget Chair Mosqueda Passes Legislation to Improve City Budget Process, Transparency & Stability

SEATTLE – Seattle City Council Budget Chair Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide) passed two pieces of legislation through the Budget Committee today that make the City of Seattle’s budget process more transparent, accountable, and sustainable for future years.   “Managing a $7.8 billion budget for a local government with 13,000 employees is a large and complex task. These budget transparency bills put additional...