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Councilmembers Debora Juarez, Alex Pedersen Celebrate Biden Administration Canceling Sale of Seattle’s National Archives Facility

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) applauded the Biden Administration for rejecting the pending sale by the U.S. government of the National Archives facility in Seattle. The two also thanked Attorney General Bob Ferguson, local tribal nations, and community activists for their support in bringing this […]

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Councilmember Sawant Calls on Mayor to Restore Moratorium on Ticketing and Towing Under 72-Hour Parking Rule

‘For those forced to live in their cars, your enforcement of the 72-hour rule can be catastrophic, costing them not only their vehicle, but also their only shelter and all their possessions. We need affordable, social housing – not harassment of neighbors struggling to survive’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez, Council, Honor Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her Council colleagues honored Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian and Executive Director Marcellus Turner with a proclamation today. Turner is leaving the City of Seattle after 10 years to return to the South. Turner led the Seattle Public Library during two successful levies in 2012 and 2019. […]

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Councilmember Strauss Recognizes Director Assefa Service to Seattle

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced a proclamation recognizing Samuel Assefa, the outgoing Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) today during a meeting of the Full Council. Assefa has served since the department’s inception in 2016.  During his time […]

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Mosqueda Releases Schedule for Council to Consider American Rescue Plan Act Funding, Promises Robust Community Engagement

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues serving in the Finance and Housing Committee will spend the next three months discussing a spending plan for an anticipated $239 million the City of Seattle expects to receive in federal COVID relief dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.   The […]

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Mosqueda, Council Passes Resolution to Begin Expedited and Transparent Investments to Seattle Families through American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues unanimously voted today to pass a resolution outlining spending priorities for an anticipated $239 million the City of Seattle expects to receive in federal COVID relief dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.   The resolution outlines Council’s priorities for the American […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez, Council, Tribal Community Members Honor Late Snoqualmie Chief Andy de los Angeles

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her Council colleagues honored late Snoqualmie Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles with a proclamation, recognizing the former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe for his civil and tribal rights contributions.  Chief Andy was an Indigenous civil rights leader, best known for leading a decades-long movement that […]

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CM Mosqueda, White House and PA Gov. Wolf Featured in Brookings Institute Panel on Essential Workers & Government Investments

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) will be a featured panelist in a Brookings Institute webinar on innovative ways essential workers are being supported at the federal, state, and local levels. The event, hosted by Brookings Metro, will take place Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7 a.m. PST. Mosqueda joins other featured speakers Pennsylvania Governor […]

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Council President González Response to Shooting in Atlanta, Leaving Eight Victims

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after eight people were tragically killed by a white man in the Atlanta area.  According to the Associated Press, six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women: “My heart is heavy for […]

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Sawant: Renters and working people cannot rely on Democratic Party Politicians, we only win when we fight back

‘Our movement’s sustained pressure forced Mayor Durkan to extend the eviction moratorium for renters and struggling small businesses. Similarly, we will have to fight hard to force the City Council to pass Right to Counsel without loopholes.’  Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, released the […]

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