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Chair Mosqueda and the Seattle City Council’s Final 2022 Budget Becomes Law

Historic investments into housing and supportive services made possible by JumpStart Progressive Revenue Council protected SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan signing the City of Seattle’s 2022 Budget into law today: “The final 2022 City Council Budget that Council passed goes into […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Joins Community to Grieve and Plan Urgent Action with Mayor-Elect after Mount Baker Shooting

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement following last night’s shooting in Mount Baker: “My thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy, their loved ones, and the entire Mount Baker community that has seen a surge in shootings and crimes against small businesses and community spaces. When incidents of violence occur in any […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Appointed to National League of Cities’ Board of Directors

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities (NLC), a national network of city leaders focused on improving the quality of life of their constituents.  “Some of the most innovative and exciting policies in the country are happening in cities – from reimagining land use policy to creating inclusionary zoning, to protecting workers, building affordable […]

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Council President González Corrects the Record on Her Budget Amendment Impacting the Seattle Police Department

Amendment Would Not Have Impacted the Size of the Current Force or Resulted in Layoffs Seattle – The following statement is attributable to Council President M. Lorena González: “Interim Chief Diaz grossly mischaracterized my budget amendment and the record must be set straight. Interim Chief Diaz inaccurately implied that my proposed budget action would result […]

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Mosqueda Corrects Inaccurate Information on SPD; Confirming Federal Monitor Briefed & Feedback Incorporated

Chair Committed to Transparent, Accountable Budget Process that includes correcting misinformation Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, spoke today during Council Briefing to clarify misinformation published by The Seattle Times editorial board about engagement with the Federal Court Monitor Central, following a Central Staff Presentation last Friday to correct misrepresentations of investments Seattle […]

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Statement by Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen on the Malfunctioning and Closure of the Multimodal University Bridge

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee issued the following statement about the malfunctioning and closure of the University Bridge:  “After the devastating closure of the West Seattle Bridge and the citywide audit of bridges I ordered last year, City Hall should not need additional evidence to do […]

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Councilmember Lewis Shows JustCARE Model Successful in Voluntarily Moving Homeless Neighbors to Appropriate Shelter

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) joined with representatives the Downtown Seattle Alliance (DSA), JustCARE, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and small business owners to provide an update about the team effort combining workers from REACH/Evergreen Treatment Services with representatives from JustCARE, about the ways in which they have – […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda Releases 2022 Draft Budget Package in the Wake of COVID-Induced Hardship, Decreased Revenue Forecast

Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, published the Council’s Balancing Package Tuesday afternoon. The package seeks to prioritize the city’s limited revenue in investments that help house more Seattleites, create safer communities for all, and invest in a thriving, diverse local economy.  “The past two years have created tremendous […]

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Sawant: “Rainier Court Tenant Organizing Forces Landlord, SEED, to Rescind Rent Increases in 1 of 4 Buildings” Tenants & Supporters Will March with Sawant to SEED Offices Friday to Get Demands Met in FULL for ALL Tenants

‘A landlord being forced to rescind exploitative rent increases is a huge victory, and happens only when tenants get organized with a fighting strategy and community solidarity. But we cannot be complacent. NOW is the time to keep the pressure up to win our demands in FULL for ALL tenants. Rainier Court tenants together with […]

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