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Rainier Beach Branch of Seattle Public Library
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‘This is a wake-up call’: Councilmember Morales statement on Seattle Public Library closures

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2) released the following statement after Seattle Public Library announced it would be implementing library closures due to hiring freezes and looming budget shortfalls. “It’s heartbreaking for so many of our city’s families. The library is an invaluable resource for our community. When I bring my family to...

Seattle City Council President Nelson celebrates passage of new labor contracts
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Seattle City Council President Nelson celebrates passage of new labor contracts

Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson (Position 9) released the following statement regarding newly approved labor agreements covering around 7,000 City of Seattle workers. Legislation authorizing the agreements was unanimously approved by Council on Tuesday and signed by Mayor Bruce Harrell this morning. “Our city doesn’t work without city workers. From 911 dispatchers to park...

Councilmember Saka statement on proposed transportation levy renewal package
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Councilmember Saka statement on proposed transportation levy renewal package

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1), Chair of the Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled an initial proposed framework for the transportation levy renewal: “This Transportation Levy is a once-in-a-decade chance to build a safer, better connected and more reliable Seattle. Over my first 100 days in office,...

Seattle City Council approves new contract with city workers
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Seattle City Council approves new contract with city workers

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle) is happy to announce that The Seattle City Council approved new labor contracts today impacting more than 7,000 City workers represented by 16 unions. The new contract is the result of more than a year of good faith bargaining between the City and unions. “Seattle is one of...

Food being delivered.
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Seattle City Councilmember Morales statement on corporations’ push to repeal minimum wage protection 

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Yesler Terrace to Rainier Beach) is calling on app-based companies who are trying to repeal Seattle’s new minimum wage laws to release information justifying their fee hikes on customers.   “It’s wrong to rush a rollback of minimum wage protections for delivery drivers without having all...

The Seattle City Council during its first meeting of 2024.
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Seattle City Council statement on today’s Council meeting 

There was a disturbance during today’s Seattle City Council meeting. It was resolved so that the Council could get back to conducting the people’s business. Today, that included honoring the late Senator George Fleming. The resolution was unanimously passed by Council and his family was present to receive it.  To be clear – that disturbance...

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...