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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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Council President González’s Statement On Presidential Election, Local Ballot Measures

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González (Citywide, Position 9) issued the following statement after tonight’s early election results: “Tonight, at the local level, Seattle voters showed up in record-breaking numbers to say yes to transit and expansion of our healthcare infrastructure by overwhelmingly passing Seattle’s Proposition 1 and King County’s Proposition 1. These transit […]

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Council President González’s Statement After State Supreme Court Overturned I-976

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court overturned I-976: “Today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling that Initiative 976 is unconstitutional, is a win for Seattle voters, who in 2019 overwhelmingly voted to reject Tim Eyman’s I-976. Everyone benefits from our transportation and transit infrastructure, which […]

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Council President González’s Statement After Council Overturns Mayoral Budget Veto

Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after the Council voted 7-2 on Council Bill 119825, overturning the Mayor’s veto: “Earlier today, I voted to override Mayor Durkan’s veto of three bills that were passed by this City Council during our summer budgeting process.  “In the wake of a racial reckoning, […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda, and Morales Respond to Chief Best Announcement to Retire

Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement in response to Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announcing her plan to retire: “Together we want to thank Chief Carmen Best for her dedication to the people of Seattle during her twenty-eight years of public service. Throughout […]

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“Internet for All” Resolution Passage Renews Efforts to Expand Affordable Internet Access

COVID-19 crisis reinforces need for universal broadband access and adoption to address inequities Reinvigorating efforts to pursue universal access to the internet, the City Council approved today the “Internet for All” resolution introduced by Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5). The COVID-19 […]

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Council President González, Councilmember Herbold Say City of Seattle Stands United Against Occupation By DHS Federal Agents

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) and the Council’s Public Safety Chair Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued this statement following several reports that federal agents are on “stand-by” in Seattle monitoring potential protests around federal buildings: “Seattle leaders have made it abundantly clear that federal local law […]

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Council President González Applauds Gov. Inslee for Extending Eviction Moratorium

Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee announced an extension of the statewide eviction moratorium to October 15: “Governor Inslee’s announcement that he is extending the statewide eviction moratorium is welcome news to thousands of households in Seattle and across the state that are hard hit by the economic […]

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Council President González Statement In Response to Targeted Protests at Homes of Councilmembers

Council President M. Lorena González issued the following statement in response to reports of targeted protests at the homes of Councilmembers: “As a city, we continue to confront the COVID-19 crisis, a civil rights movement, and an historic economic recession.  I want to acknowledge the frustration that people in our community are experiencing during this […]

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Council President M. Lorena González Responds to Mayor Durkan’s Letter regarding Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Council President M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan’s letter making multiple allegations against Councilmember Kshama Sawant and requesting the City Council ‘investigate’ her actions in order to potentially ‘punish or expel’ her for ‘disorderly or otherwise contemptuous behavior.’ “Over the past several months, I have heard […]

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