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RELEASE: Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on Passage of Housing Levy

Councilmember Tim Burgess (Citywide) released the following statement on the passage of the Seattle Housing Levy (Proposition 1): “Seattle voters today put their money where their hearts are, compassionately investing their hard-earned money to help our most vulnerable neighbors. The Seattle Housing Levy is an essential part of a holistic response to addressing the affordability […]

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Councilmember Burgess’ Statement on SPOG Rejecting City’s Contract Offer

Councilmember Tim Burgess (Position 8 – Citywide), chair of the City’s Labor Relations Policy Committee, issued the following statement regarding the reported vote by the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) to reject the City’s contract offer: “The City negotiated with SPOG in good faith. We attempted to accommodate many of the union’s requests without weakening […]

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Councilmember Tim Burgess’ Statement on Proposed Sale of Pacific Place Garage

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tim Burgess issued the following statement supporting Mayor Ed Murray’s recommendation that the City-owned Pacific Place parking garage be sold: “The $87 million sale price validates the Council’s decision to put the brakes on the $55 million offer in 2013. By waiting just three more years, the City will receive $32 million […]

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Arena proponents, neighboring teams reach scheduling and access agreement

The Council received language today from representatives of ArenaCo, the Seattle Seahawks/First & Goal, Inc., and the Seattle Mariners that places conditions on the scheduling of events if a new arena is built in Sodo. At the Council’s request, the parties came together to draft the mutually agreeable language regarding scheduling and access. “At the […]

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Council Endorses Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

City Council unanimously approved legislation today sponsored by Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Lorena González encouraging local pharmacies and police precincts to set up drop-boxes for unused, surplus prescription medicines, including controlled opioid drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium and Ritalin. “Prescription drug abuse is a serious threat to our community and often leads to addiction […]

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Councilmembers to Participate in ‘Workers Voice Summit’ Thursday

Seattle – Councilmembers will participate in a “Workers Voice Summit” this Thursday to hear experiences and policy ideas from workers from a cross section of low-wage jobs in the region. The event, organized by a coalition of organizations representing workers, was developed to provide employees themselves the opportunity to address public officials regarding challenges relating […]

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