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Councilmember Lewis Announces Proposal to Lower Costs and Fast Track Construction of Permanent Supportive Housing

Approach cuts through ‘red tape’, creates more housing units  Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced he will introduce land use legislation exempting permanent supportive housing from several development mandates, such as design review and onsite bike storage, allowing Seattle to quickly and affordably create more housing options for our […]

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Seattle City Council Passes 2021 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Health, Safety, Environment and Economic Recovery

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final full Council vote on the 2021 Budget: “My colleagues and I have this year — not once, but twice — reviewed, evaluated and adjusted the City’s Budget to reflect this city’s needs and values.  Working with Seattle […]

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Councilmember Sawant denounces Democrats’ austerity budget while hailing victories by People’s Budget and Solidarity Budget for affordable housing and shelters, renters rights and eviction defense, Green New Deal, and $31 million shift from bloated police budget to community-led programs

Sawant: ‘Even with the victories of our movement, the Democrats’ austerity budget deeply fails working people and marginalized communities, including working-class and poor communities of color’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today issued this statement in response to the City Council adopting the 2021 […]

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Councilmember Morales: Historic Investments Made in D2 Community, Repairing Harm to Black and Brown Communities

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement after final budget vote/passage of the amended version of the Mayor’s budget: “For far too long, the interests of the District I was elected to represent were not reflected in the city’s budget.  That has come to an end today, as reflected in the wins we’ve secured […]

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Chair Mosqueda: Budget Package Reflects ‘Shared Priorities’, Vows to Continue to Lead Response

‘We brought forward fresh ideas, informed by our communication with residents, to ensure health, safety, and housing in the midst of pandemic’ Following nearly eight weeks of discussions in the Council’s Budget Committee Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, and her colleagues reviewed more than 169 amendments to the Mayor’s […]

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Councilmember Herbold: Repairing West Seattle Bridge is ‘Best Approach’ to Restoring Safe Access

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Rights committee, issued the following statement in reaction to Mayor Durkan’s decision to repair the West Seattle Bridge:  “I agree repairing the bridge is the best approach to restore safe access as quickly as possible.   “Since the closure of […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, and Lewis Propose Boosting Maintenance of Multimodal Bridges with Vehicle License Fee Adjustment

With support from labor and business communities, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, and Andrew J. Lewis today proposed legislation to use Vehicle Licensing Fees to boost maintenance of multimodal bridges throughout Seattle. Vehicle Licensing Fees, which were previously set at $80, would move from $20 to $40 under the new legislation, as authorized by RCW […]

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Chair Mosqueda Releases Council’s Draft 2021 Budget Package

Shortfalls now responsibly balanced, makes new investments in housing, health and safety Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Budget Committee provided the City Council’s 2021 budget package, which is centered on equity and economic recovery by focusing on housing, health and safety earlier today.  Chair Mosqueda – with the input and amendments […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda: Seattle Shows Us the Path Forward

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Budget Committee, issued the following statement after this evening’s local and federal election returns: “While many in Seattle spent the day checking the news, worried about the short- and long-term implications of federal races, and preparing for potential civil unrest, my team and I spent the […]

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Council President González’s Statement On Presidential Election, Local Ballot Measures

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González (Citywide, Position 9) issued the following statement after tonight’s early election results: “Tonight, at the local level, Seattle voters showed up in record-breaking numbers to say yes to transit and expansion of our healthcare infrastructure by overwhelmingly passing Seattle’s Proposition 1 and King County’s Proposition 1. These transit […]

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