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Seattle Councilmember Morales, KC Councilmember Zahilay, to collaborate with community to find solutions that address South Seattle gun violence

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and CID) and King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay (District 2) will collaborate with community groups and neighbors in a community-led dialogue on public safety and proactive ways to decrease gun violence in South Seattle, following a rash of recent gun violence and Seattle Police Department […]

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Council President González’s Clean Campaigns Act Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a ban on most political spending by “foreign-influenced” corporations and increased election transparency today, voting in unanimous support of President M. Lorena González’s Clean Campaigns Act during its Full Council meeting. Seattle will become the largest and only the second city in the country to pass such legislation.  Following a […]

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Council President González Announces Birth of Her First Child

States plans to return after 12-weeks of parental leave SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced the birth of her first child, Nadia Luciana González-Williams, born on January 10, 2020.  González and baby Nadia are healthy and healing well, thanks to the support of […]

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Seattle City Council Announces 2020-2021 Committee Chairs and Assignments

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with her Council Colleagues, approved the Seattle City Council’s committee assignments today that will guide legislative work in 2020.  Councilmembers who chair each committee manage legislation related to that committee’s focus. Councilmembers also serve as vice-chairs on committees and as members on others.  Committee assignments last […]

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Colleagues Unanimously Elect González as Council President Making Her the First Latinx Council President In History

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Monday’s first Full Council meeting of the New Year. The Council Presidency is a two-year term.  The President serves as the presiding officer of the Council, sets the Full […]

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Lewis Sworn-in as District 7 Councilmember

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) was sworn in Dec. 31 during a ceremony at the UpGarden P-Patch in the Queen Anne neighborhood.  Seattle City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons administered the Oath of Office, while Rep. Gael Tarleton affixed the ceremonial City Councilmember lapel pin.  Lewis, who was surrounded by […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on WA L&I’s New Overtime Rules

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries released new overtime rules that applies to workers, extending overtime protections to those making up to 2.5 times the state minimum wage: “Once again, Washington state […]

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Councilmember Sawant to Introduce Ordinance for Emergency Moratorium on Winter Evictions on Monday

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) today announced that she plans to bring forward legislation on Monday to pass an emergency moratorium on evictions of renters during Seattle’s winter months.  Sawant also highlighted the success of a community campaign, led in part by her office, that led to the halt of plans to close […]

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Pedersen Sworn-in as Councilmember for Northeast Seattle

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle), surrounded by his family, friends, supporters and community, was sworn into office on Tuesday evening by City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons at Magnuson Park Officers Club following the certification of the 2019 election results by King County Elections. Pedersen will serve his first day in office on Wednesday, […]

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Budget Committee Votes to Amend City’s $6.5B Budget

Investments in Housing, Homelessness and LEAD top the list Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Chair of the Select Budget Committee issued the following statement at the conclusion of the final committee meeting today.  The Council package was approved by members of the Budget Committee, who will vote on the final version […]

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