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Council President González Celebrates Court Decision Upholding Eviction Protections During Pandemic

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, released the following statement after a King County Superior Court judge upheld two eviction protection ordinances González sponsored — the six-month eviction defense after the COVID-19 eviction moratorium ends and the ordinance allowing repayment plans of overdue rent after the […]

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Strauss, González Introduce “Bringing Business Home” Bill To Create Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, together with Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Pos. 9 – Citywide), introduced C.B. 120001 on Monday, titled “Bringing Business Home, a Small Business Flexibility Bill,” in an effort to provide additional support and a means towards economic recovery […]

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Council President González Responds to Kroger Announcement to Close Two Seattle-Area Stores

Kroger’s ‘bullying tactics will not work’, the people of Seattle stand in solidarity with our frontline workers SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Kroger’s announcement to close two Seattle-area stores: “Kroger has posted record earnings during this pandemic and has recorded more than $2.9 […]

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Council, Mayor Continue to Raise ‘Concerns’ Around Vaccine Equity

Resolution outlines guiding principles, strategies for more equitable distribution  SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, and Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) and Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8, Citywide), together with their colleagues, approved Resolution 31922, “identifying the principles and activities characterizing equitable distribution of […]

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Council President González Response to Mayor Durkan’s State of the City

Cites Seattle as a ‘model for many other major cities’ for addressing massive impacts of the pandemic on our City SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response Mayor Durkan’s State of the City, as delivered, on Monday night: “Thank […]

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Council President González’s Statement on new Regional Homelessness Authority CEO

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the King County Regional Homelessness Authority hiring a new CEO: “As a member of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s Governing Committee, I was proud to support the selection of Regina Cannon as […]

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City Council Passes Mosqueda’s Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers Bill

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, and her Council colleagues voted 8-0 in favor of legislation that will provide hazard pay to grocery store workers, recognizing the risks essential grocery store workers face during the pandemic.  The Council passed Council Bill 119990, requiring grocery employees in Seattle to […]

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Council President González’s Statement on Safety Breach at U.S. Capitol

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) released the following statement after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, causing Congress to recess and halt the vote of certification for the election of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.:  “What is happening at our country’s Capitol threatens our Country’s democracy and President Trump has stoked this […]

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Council President González’s “Indirect Lobbying” Bill Passes, Strengthening Transparency at City Hall

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance and Education Committee, alongside her Council colleagues passed a lobbying bill requiring additional transparency and disclosures by paid lobbyists and indirect lobbying campaigns.  Council Bill (C.B.) 119968 is intended to provide additional transparency regarding relationships between elected officials and lobbyists, and between proposed […]

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Council President González’s Statement in Response to Mayor Durkan’s Decision Against Seeking Second Term

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s video announcing her decision against seeking a second term as the Mayor of Seattle: “I have known Mayor Jenny Durkan since 2007, when we worked together on a police accountability and reform panel under then-Mayor Greg […]

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