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Councilmember Sawant and Community Activists Announce Major Push for Rent Control

With landlords shamefully raising rents 9% since January, Sawant declares ‘Our movement is fighting for residential rent control, and commercial rent control for small businesses, without corporate loopholes. We’re fighting to cancel COVID debt – big banks and corporate landlords should pay for the crisis, not renters and working people.’ Joined by 40 renters, homeowners, […]

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Council President González, Mayor Durkan, and Congresswoman Jayapal Urge Congress to Create Roadmap to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, and her Council colleagues, with the concurrence of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, passed a resolution today urging Congress to pass immigration reform and more federal support for immigrants and refugees.  The resolution encourages Congress to create a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, and […]

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Sawant Resolution Urging Biden to Lift COVID-19 Patent Restrictions Passes

“This resolution demonstrates our movement’s rejection of the status quo of profit-driven vaccine apartheid and vaccine nationalism, and our fight for vaccine internationalism, for a People’s Vaccine!” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, celebrated City Council’s approval today, by a 7 to 1 vote, of […]

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Mayor Durkan, Council President González and Chair Mosqueda Propose $18 Million for Health, Food and Families

In advance of Federal American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan, Mayor, Council President, and Council Budget Chair propose additional community investments for remaining Federal CARES Act Funds — On Tuesday Mayor Jenny Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced a new $18 million COVID Relief package focusing on health, […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement in response to the verdict in Minneapolis: “As Non-Black people we don’t really get to say what justice for the Black community looks like. Like many of you, I’ll get to tuck my kid in tonight. As a […]

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Councilmember Morales’ Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), together with Community representatives, issued the following statement in response to Verdict in Minneapolis:  “While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges, one conviction does not change the 400 years of systemic racism in our country. This was still a needless loss […]

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Councilmember Herbold’s Statement on Verdicts in Minneapolis

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the verdicts issued in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin: “It’s been a little less than a year since George Floyd’s murder was televised around the world.  His death […]

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Council President González’s Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the verdict issued in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin: “Seattle, like the rest of the country, has been anticipating the jury’s verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd. For weeks, we have […]

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Councilmember Lewis Calls for Using Projected Revenue Increase to Address Homelessness Crisis

City Budget Office projects $20.3 million more in general fund revenue from the adopted 2021 budget  Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) celebrated Seattle’s increased revenue forecasts and emphasized the need to invest the additional funds on homelessness services. The increase is driven by substantial upward revisions in expected funds from […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Highlights Stabilizing But Cautious Economic Picture as City Begins to Shift from Pandemic Response to Long Term Recovery

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), as Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, and her Council Colleagues will receive an updated revenue forecast tomorrow, April 20, 2021, during her committee, showing Seattle’s revenues are recovering as the local economy continues to improve and maintain modest growth. An early presentation released by the City’s Budget […]

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