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Councilmembers Herbold, Lewis introduce ‘PayUp’ legislation to protect app-based workers

The bill would ensure app-based workers earn a minimum compensation, protect transparency, and increase flexibility  Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) will join Working Washington and Seattle Restaurants United on Thursday to discuss the first in a suite of bills called “PayUp” focused on […]

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Statement from Councilmember Herbold as concrete deliveries to West Seattle Bridge resume 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle) issued the following statement as concrete deliveries to the West Seattle Bridge resumed early this morning allowing crews to continue repairs that had been delayed by ongoing labor negotiations.  “We are now just 245 cubic yards, just 30 truckloads, of specialized concrete from reconnecting Seattle. My […]

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Councilmembers Lewis, Herbold Announce Audit to Address Organized Retail Crime

Seattle, WA — Councilmembers Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) announced today the City Auditor is beginning work on an audit of organized retail crime (ORC). Since the pandemic, downtown Seattle has been adversely affected by organized retail crime. In response, this […]

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Councilmember Herbold Statement on Mayor Harrell’s Press Conference on Public Safety

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Harrell’s press conference on public safety earlier this morning: “I applaud Mayor Harrell’s attention to public safety in Seattle and calling for a multilayered approach to address the challenges we face. The full year data in […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold calls for increased oversight of SPD use of ruses, deception

SEATTLE – Following revelations that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) faked radio calls claiming a hate group was marching through Seattle on June 8, 2020, Councilmember Lisa Herbold (Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Human Services) is calling for increased oversight of SPD’s use of deceptive tactics, or ruses.  Following a similar improper […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Mosqueda Corrects Inaccurate Information on SPD; Confirming Federal Monitor Briefed & Feedback Incorporated

Chair Committed to Transparent, Accountable Budget Process that includes correcting misinformation Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, spoke today during Council Briefing to clarify misinformation published by The Seattle Times editorial board about engagement with the Federal Court Monitor Central, following a Central Staff Presentation last Friday to correct misrepresentations of investments Seattle […]

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Councilmember Herbold Proposes ‘Significant Increases’ in City Budget for Mental Health Investments

SEATTLE –  To respond to the ‘shadow pandemic’, Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee proposes additional resources in this year’s budget for school- and community-based mental health clinics, survivors of gender-based violence, and a new voluntary stabilization facility for Seattle residents experiencing a behavioral health crisis. “The […]

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Councilmembers Strauss, Lewis and Herbold Propose Establishing 24/7 Citywide Mental Health Crisis Responders

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle), along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Councilmember Andrew Lewis proposed to expand the Mobile Crisis Team and other behavioral health programs to establish a 24/7 citywide mental health crisis first response as part of today’s budget committee meeting deliberations in the Finance Committee discussion. The proposed budget amendment, which Councilmember Strauss is the prime sponsor of, would add $13.9 million to strengthen […]

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Council Passes New Version of Less Lethal Weapons Ban

Legislation developed with input from police accountability partners Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) and her Council colleagues voted 7-0 to approve legislation restricting and regulating the use of less lethal weapons by the Seattle Police Department in instances of crowd control. SPD policies implementing the legislation will go through the […]

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