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Seattle City Council President Debora Juarez announces she will not seek re-election

“Our Uncle, Billy Frank Jr., taught us that you should ‘lead to leave.’ I’ve added my own sentiment: ‘leave a legacy.’ I believe it’s time to leave Seattle City Council, and I am proud of our legacy. It has been an honor to serve the city I love, with good people who care as deeply about […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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City Council Passes Strauss’ and Juarez’ Legislation to Preserve Mobile Home Parks, Save Senior Housing

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to protect mobile home parks in Seattle and save this affordable housing option for our seniors.   In 2019, the City Council heard from residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park who were […]

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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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