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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Council’s Passage of Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council passed three pieces of legislation in a 9 – 0 vote that allows for the rezone and development of Fort Lawton into affordable housing, open space and active recreation: “The […]

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Juarez: ‘Obvious & Urgent Need’ To Close Gap on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Data Collection

Mayor, Chief herald UIHI Report findings as ‘stark’, ‘staggering’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee, convened today’s briefing on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) report today, which pointed to the ‘obvious and urgent need’ to close […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Reacts to WA L&I Overtime Rules

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement applauding proposed Overtime Rules announced by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, proposing to extend overtime protections to those making up to 2.5 times the state minimum wage: “Thank you to the Washington […]

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Councilmember Sawant on App-Based Driver Report

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement after Uber and Lyft  drivers who delivered a report to City Hall, and spoke with Councilmembers about a new report that shows of Seattle-based trips, “companies are pocketing a greater share of rider payments while drivers are earning less,” according to the report: “I […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Judge Robart’s Consent Decree Oral Ruling

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Robart ruled the City of Seattle is out of compliance with the consent decree: “I appreciate Judge Robart recognizing and thanking the rank and file men and women and […]

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Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement Regarding Favorable Ruling on Accessory Dwelling Units: ‘I am thrilled’

Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement Regarding Favorable Ruling on Accessory Dwelling Units: ‘I am thrilled’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (Dist. 6, Northwest Seattle), chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today after the City of Seattle Deputy Hearing Examiner, Barbara Dykes Ehrlichman, ruled in favor of the City on an appeal of […]

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Herbold: Legislative Action on Increased Hate Crimes Coming

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park), Chair of the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts (CRUEDA) committee, announced the release of a report generated at her request by the Office of City Auditor David Jones, titled “Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle: Phase 2 Report.” In 2016 […]

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Council Confirms 10 Members to Community Police Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, along with her Council colleagues, confirmed eight (8) new appointments and two (2) reappointments to the Community Police Commission (CPC) during today’s Council meeting. The CPC is tasked with providing oversight, guidance and a community-based voice […]

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Council Selects Abel Pacheco Jr. for Vacancy Appointment

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) today announced Council’s selection of Abel Pacheco Jr. to fill the Council vacancy left by Councilmember Rob Johnson on April 5th in Northeast Seattle’s District 4. Abel Pacheco Jr. joins the Council from the University of Washington’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program as Director of Strategic […]

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González’s Committee Passes Plan to Implement the City’s Education Levy Investments

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, along with her Council colleagues, passed the implementation and evaluation plan for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy out of committee today. The implementation plan will go before the Full Council during its regularly scheduled […]

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