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Seattle City Council passes amended resolution calling for long-term ceasefire in Israel and Palestine

The Seattle City Council approved an amended resolution tonight calling for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza, an immediate return of all hostages, and restoration of humanitarian aid. It also condemns rising antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Palestinian/Arab bigotry. Council President Debora Juarez and Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda put this common ground amendment forward. It is...

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Legislation in support of partnership to redevelop Memorial Stadium passes key Council vote 

A Seattle City Council committee unanimously approved a resolution this morning to support the joint efforts of the Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Center to advance plans to redevelop Memorial Stadium through a public-private partnership.   The new, state-of-the-art stadium will host student athletics, concerts, professional sports, and other community events. It will also continue...


The City of Seattle 2023-2024 Biennial Budget Passes

Despite a tough budget year, Council invests over half a billion dollars in affordable housing and other urgent needs SEATTLE – Budget Chair Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) and issued the following press release after the City Council’s final passage of the 2023-2024 budget. “The budget passed...


Council President Debora Juarez’s statement on shooting at Ingraham High School 

Council President Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) released the following statement about the shooting at Ingraham High School:   “I’m heartbroken this morning. My thoughts are with the hospitalized student, their loved ones, and with all Ingraham students, teachers, staff, and families affected by this senseless act of gun violence. As a mother, I know...


Council President Debora Juarez Denounces Behavior as “Unacceptable”

Seattle, WA – Council PresidentDebora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) issued the following statement in response to reports about the Seattle Police Department’s response to ‘disturbing incidents’ at her home: Today I spoke with Chief Adrian Diaz and discussed the patently unacceptable behavior directed towards Councilmember Kshama Sawant. I was assured that SPD is conducting an investigation...


Council President Juarez Celebrates Confirmation of First Appointees to Seattle’s Indigenous Advisory Council

SEATTLE (August 3, 2022) – Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of nine members to the City’s new Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Established by legislation, the IAC includes representation from the area’s diverse Indigenous communities and establishes a critical step forward in strengthening the City of Seattle’s relationship with American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities....


Seattle City Council President Debora Juarez Celebrates Senate Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Council President Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) celebrated today’s Senate confirmation of Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, releasing the following statement: Today I felt like that twelve-year-old girl thinking Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm would be president, expect this time it was real. Watching Vice President Kamala Harris, a...


Council President Juarez Denounces Hate in the Wake of Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Seattle

Seattle, WA – Council President Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) issued the following statement after anti-Semitic graffiti was found across the street from Jewish Family Services: “We will not tolerate antisemitism or hate in Seattle. I join Mayor Harrell in speaking out against this act of vandalism. Seattleites are kind. We stand for inclusion. We welcome...


City Council Unanimously Elects Debora Juarez as Council President Making Her the First Indigenous Council President In City History

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Tuesday’s first council meeting of the New Year. The Council Presidency is a two-year term. The President serves as the presiding officer of the Council, sets the Council agenda, assigns legislation to committees, and...