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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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Herbold To DOH: ‘Dismayed’ With Reports of Top Donors to Local Hospitals Receiving ‘Preferential Access’ to COVID Vaccine

Expresses ‘Concern’ for BIPOC and Vulnerable Communities Who Experience the Highest Levels of COVID-19 Impact Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to recent reports  about area hospitals providing priority access to vaccines to their wealthiest donors, […]

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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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Councilmember Herbold’s Reaction to Coup Attempt and National Capitol’s Violent Occupation

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Rights committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the pro-Trump mob storming the nation’s capitol: “This is an attempted coup.  This cannot stand in the United States of America we love.  Occupying the Capitol or threatening the lives of […]

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Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General Passes at City Council

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) power to subpoena those who may […]

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Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Propose New, Expanded Roles for Accountability Partners in Bargaining Police Contracts

For the First Time, Community Police Commission Involved Centrally in Bargaining Process and City Council Representative Will Be At Bargaining Table Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced new, expanded roles for the City’s police accountability partners and City Council staff in police contract negotiations. In the upcoming contract negotiations with the […]

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Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Announce Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced new legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) power to subpoena those who may have been involved in or witnessed […]

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Councilmember Herbold: Repairing West Seattle Bridge is ‘Best Approach’ to Restoring Safe Access

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Rights committee, issued the following statement in reaction to Mayor Durkan’s decision to repair the West Seattle Bridge:  “I agree repairing the bridge is the best approach to restore safe access as quickly as possible.   “Since the closure of […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, and Lewis Propose Boosting Maintenance of Multimodal Bridges with Vehicle License Fee Adjustment

With support from labor and business communities, Councilmembers Alex Pedersen, Lisa Herbold, and Andrew J. Lewis today proposed legislation to use Vehicle Licensing Fees to boost maintenance of multimodal bridges throughout Seattle. Vehicle Licensing Fees, which were previously set at $80, would move from $20 to $40 under the new legislation, as authorized by RCW […]

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Councilmember Herbold: Transit Funding Vote Good News for District 1

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Rights committee, issued the following statement in reaction to Proposition 1: “Today’s vote in support of Proposition 1 for transit funding is good news for West Seattle.  Proposition 1 specifies that up to $9 million annually to support mobility needs […]

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