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Councilmember Mosqueda and Mayor Bruce Harrell Celebrate First-in-the-Nation Permanent Sick and Safe Leave for Gig Workers 

The New Law Also Expands Paid Sick Leave to More Types of App-Based Workers  SEATTLE – Today Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Mayor Bruce Harrell lauded the creation of permanent paid sick and safe time (PSST) benefits for app-based workers. The City Council passed Council Bill 120514 by a unanimous 9-0 vote this […]

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Councilmember Morales Declares Support for North & South CID Station Placement alongside Neighborhood Leaders 

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle, Chinatown-International District, & Yesler Terrace) released the following statement this morning calling on the Sound Transit Board of Directors to preserve and protect the Chinatown-International District by moving forward with studying the North & South CID Station options as the preferred alternative in the West […]

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Councilmember Morales Reacts to Vision Zero Top-To-Bottom Review, Announces Plans for More Comprehensive Action

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle, Yesler Terrace & Chinatown-International District) released the following statement after the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Vision Zero Top-To-Bottom Review was released at 12PM today:  “I am glad to see Director Greg Spotts and the department are committed to making a cultural shift to prioritize […]

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Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Honor D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. with Honorary Designation of E. Union 

Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) hosted a ceremony on Wednesday to rename a section of Union Street “D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. Way” in honor of the late community leader.   Pickett was shot and killed in October outside The Postman, the mailing services shop he opened in 2018. Pickett and his wife, KeAnna — […]

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Councilmember Morales & State Leaders Celebrate Passage of Social Housing Initiative in Seattle 

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle & Chinatown-International District) celebrated the passage of Initiative 135 today alongside the House our Neighbors Coalition, State Senator Rebecca Saldaña, and Representative Frank Chopp. I-135 currently leads by over 22,000 votes, a 14% lead, according to numbers just released by King County Elections.   Seattle […]

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City Launches New Round of Street Café Permitting to Extend Outdoor Dining

 Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), is excited to announce that SDOT is officially accepting new permit applications for long-term ‘permanent’ outdoor street cafes. SDOT will be accepting applications now through April 30th, 2023, for folks who are […]

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Seattle City Council President Debora Juarez announces she will not seek re-election

“Our Uncle, Billy Frank Jr., taught us that you should ‘lead to leave.’ I’ve added my own sentiment: ‘leave a legacy.’ I believe it’s time to leave Seattle City Council, and I am proud of our legacy. It has been an honor to serve the city I love, with good people who care as deeply about […]

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Councilmember Sawant and South Asian Community Leaders Introduce First-in-the-Nation Legislation To Ban Caste Discrimination

“… My office is proud to bring forward first-in-the-nation legislation for our city to ban caste-based discrimination, in solidarity with our South Asian and other immigrant community members, and all working people. With over 167,000 people from South Asia living in Washington, largely concentrated in the Greater Seattle area, the region must address caste discrimination, […]

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Councilmember Alex Pedersen Not Seeking Re-Election for 2024

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (D-4 Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement regarding his decision about re-election: “Striving to serve the public as a voice of reason during tumultuous times has been an honor, but I am not a career politician. While I appreciate the encouragement from several neighborhood leaders from Wallingford to Wedgwood, I have decided […]

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Councilmember Strauss Celebrates Legislation to Exempt Design Review for Affordable Housing Projects

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the unanimous City Council 9-0 vote today that extended COVID-19 era policies to support faster development of affordable rental housing production. Developed in partnership with Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, this legislation called upon the SEPA Emergency to reduce cost […]

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