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Councilmember Mosqueda Passes Two Green Energy Policies Out of Committee

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, in coordination with Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Light, passed two green energy ordinances out of her committee today. The first establishes a new program for large-scale solar energy producers, producers that are City Light customers who […]

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Sawant Urges Community: Stand with 13-Year-Old Arrested at Peaceful Climate Demonstration, Join Us Friday

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights, shared her open letter written in response to the arrest of a 13-year-old middle school student and climate justice activist last Friday during a demonstration outside Seattle City Hall, and directed to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best […]

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Councilmember González Sends Proposed Legislation ‘To Protect the Integrity of Seattle’s Democracy’ to Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9 // Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, sent to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (“Commission”) proposed legislation that will create greater transparency in our electoral process by prohibiting foreign influence in City elections, placing a limit on contributions to political action […]

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Council Resolves to Launch Seattle’s Green New Deal

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and his Council colleagues unanimously passed in an 8-0 vote Resolution 31895 relating to a Green New Deal for Seattle.  The resolution calls for the passage of a federal Green New Deal, and affirms Seattle’s commitments to “…ensuring that our City can effectively respond to the climate crisis, […]

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Seattle City Council To Consider Resolution in Support of Ending Cuba Embargo

The Seattle City Council may become the twelfth city across the nation to call for an end to the Cuba embargo. Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, together with the U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration organizer and local labor/civil rights leader, Cindy Domingo, will […]

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Councilmembers Pacheco, O’Brien Respond to Community Requests to Update Environmental Review Policies

Councilmember Abel Pacheco (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) plan to introduce legislation that would align Seattle’s environmental review process with recent changes made to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and better focus the process on its original intent of protecting the environment. The legislation, Council Bill 119600, […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Congratulates New House Leader Rep. Jinkins

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the election of Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma as Speaker of the House: “Congratulations to Washington’s first female House speaker, Laurie Jinkins. Today’s news comes in a time of unprecedented numbers of women […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Honored with Inaugural Progressive Champion Award by National Organization

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, was honored by Local Progress, a national network of progressive elected officials across the country, with the Progressive Champion of the Year Award on July 26, 2019, an award named after Ady Barkan, founder of Local Progress and […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Newly-Formed Art Workers Union at Frye Art Museum Begin Bargaining Today, Calls for Community Support

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights committee, issued the following statement as the newly-formed Art Workers Union engaged in its first bargaining session, on July 29, with Frye management for a union contract: “As a member of the local teachers union, City Councilmember […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Notice of Intent to Sell Legislation Passed by Full Council

Legislation requires property owners to inform tenants when selling building SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, along with her Council Colleagues passed by an 8-0 vote legislation that modifies the city’s existing Notice of Intent to Sell ordinance during Monday’s Full Council […]

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