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Councilmember González’s Statement on Judge Robart’s Consent Decree Oral Ruling

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Robart ruled the City of Seattle is out of compliance with the consent decree: “I appreciate Judge Robart recognizing and thanking the rank and file men and women and […]

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Council Confirms 10 Members to Community Police Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, along with her Council colleagues, confirmed eight (8) new appointments and two (2) reappointments to the Community Police Commission (CPC) during today’s Council meeting. The CPC is tasked with providing oversight, guidance and a community-based voice […]

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González’s Committee Passes Plan to Implement the City’s Education Levy Investments

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, along with her Council colleagues, passed the implementation and evaluation plan for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy out of committee today. The implementation plan will go before the Full Council during its regularly scheduled […]

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Council Passes Mandatory Housing Affordability Legislation

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on Mandatory Housing Affordability, or MHA, together with his colleagues voted today to approve a trio of bills as amended in Committee earlier this month.  Taken together, the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation links affordable housing to growth across Seattle by requiring new […]

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Councilmember González: ‘Seattle Is First’ City to Support Medicare for All Bill

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted in support of Resolution 31867, supporting the passage of Medicare for All Act of 2019. “The resolution makes Seattle the first city in the nation to express support for […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on AG’s Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration’s Family Planning Policy

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the State Attorney General announcing this morning that Washington will sue the Trump Administration, which is barring taxpayer-funded family planning practices from making abortion referrals to patients: “Earlier today, I was proud […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Trump Declaring National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump declaring a national emergency, allowing him to access additional funding not approved by Congress to build a border wall. “You do not need to be a lawyer to know that […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Microsoft Pledge for Affordable Housing

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Microsoft’s announcement about their pledge to invest $500 million to help develop affordable housing in Seattle and on the eastside: “I commend Microsoft for their leadership and recognizing the region’s urgent need […]

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González Appointed to National Board of Local Progress

Organization committed to leading nationwide progressive change at the local level Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) has been appointed to serve on the Board of Local Progress, an organization comprised of a national network of progressive elected officials committed to reclaiming the power that cities and counties have, and to advancing a shared […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on SPOG Agreement

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement following the passage of Council Bill 119368 by an 8-1 Council vote today. The ordinance authorizes the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild. “Before […]

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