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González’s Legislation Spells Out Path Forward for Unpaid Rent Through Payment Plans Between Renters and Landlords

Council President M. Lorena González and her Council colleagues unanimously approved legislation May 11 that creates payment plans between residential renters and their landlords to pay back rent that became overdue during and six months after the COVID-19 crisis.  Council Bill 119788 creates rental payment plans on a specific installment schedule, setting tenants on a […]

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Councilmembers Herbold & Pedersen React to Announcement RE West Seattle Bridge Closure Through End of 2021

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle and Chair of Transportation & Utilities Committee) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing and extended closure of the West Seattle Bridge: “Today we learned from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) that, while the rate of […]

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Council Approves Herbold’s Rent Hike Moratorium for Small Businesses and Nonprofits, Requires Rent Payment Plans

Bill “gives beloved small businesses and essential nonprofits a fighting chance” Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park), Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) and their Council colleagues unanimously passed legislation that freezes storefront rent increases for some small businesses and nonprofits, and allows some small businesses […]

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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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