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Herbold Statement on West Seattle Bridge Closure

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) issued the following statement after the Seattle Department of Transportation announced the immediate closure of the West Seattle Bridge to all traffic, after finding accelerated concrete cracking that was observed during a regular bridge inspection: “Starting tonight, the West Seattle Bridge will be closed to […]

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Herbold Statement on Sawant Preemption Resolution

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) issued the following statement after voting against Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s resolution, which opposed all “preemption” on Seattle’s ability to use an employee hours tax or payroll tax to raise additional revenue:  “Today’s resolution did not strengthen the ongoing negotiations around HB 2907 in Olympia, being […]

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Councilmembers Herbold & Lewis Express Grief, Call for Action

Council President Pro Tem  Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park), and Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee and Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement in response to last night’s shooting, which tragically left one person dead and seven injured: “This morning […]

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City Prevails in “First-in-Time” Lawsuit at State Supreme Court

SEATTLE – The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously upheld the City’s “first-in-time” ordinance today. The First-in-Time (“FIT”) Rule requires a landlord to notify prospective tenants of the landlord’s screening criteria and offer tenancy to the first applicant meeting them. The Rule does not dictate the criteria, require quantifiable or objective criteria, prevent a landlord from conducting […]

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Herbold Partners with Constituents to Demand Depts Address Copper Wire Theft in West Seattle

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) and her Council colleagues showed unanimous support today to address the spike in theft of copper wire. Six members of the Council added their names as co-sponsors to two Budget Committee requests, offered by Herbold, which will effectively expand reporting on theft and vandalism of […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Colleagues Pass Suite of Tenant Protection Bills

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) and her Council colleagues voted in favor of five pieces of legislation intended to strengthen tenant laws, including new protections for domestic violence survivors. The domestic violence liability bill, roommate bill, and bill requiring tenant resources on notices were particularly called out in Resolution 31861 […]

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Councilmembers Stand with Community, Call on Mayor to Honor Original Intent of Sweetened Beverage Tax

Councilmembers M. Lorena González, Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien, transmitted a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan, expressing their deep disappointment at her refusal to honor the original intent of how all revenue collected from the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) would be invested.  Instead, the Mayor has set off a false alarm amongst the non-profit community that is unnecessary, inaccurate and […]

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Herbold Response to Income Tax Ruling

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) issued the following statement today in response to the State Court of Appeals ruling on a municipal income tax on those with high incomes. “Two years ago my colleagues and I unanimously passed legislation to tax people with high incomes. In doing so we created […]

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Herbold: Legislative Action on Increased Hate Crimes Coming

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park), Chair of the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts (CRUEDA) committee, announced the release of a report generated at her request by the Office of City Auditor David Jones, titled “Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle: Phase 2 Report.” In 2016 […]

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Closed Captioning To Be Required in Public Accommodations

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), along with her Council colleagues, passed an ordinance in a 8-0 vote that requires businesses with televisions in public places to turn on closed captioning.   Council Bill 119487 requires any business that owns or manages a public place, such as restaurants, bars, hotel lobbies, […]

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