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City Council Repeals Problematic Law to Reduce Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color

Follows Recommendation from Reentry Workgroup to Repeal Prostitution Loitering Ordinance City Council unanimously repealed from the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) the problematic ordinance regarding “prostitution loitering,” as requested by Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2), and Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7).  The tragic killing by Minneapolis police of George […]

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Mosqueda Announces Council Support for JumpStart Seattle — González, Herbold, Strauss, Lewis Sign on as Co-Sponsors

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) described the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue proposal during last week’s Wednesday’s budget committee and invited any of her colleagues to sign-on as co-sponsors. Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Lisa Herbold announced during the meeting that they would co-sponsor. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Andrew J. Lewis have also […]

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Lewis Introduces Progressive Revenue Plan for Permanent Supportive Housing

Capital Gains Tax would build housing, support homelessness services Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) will introduce progressive revenue legislation, a capital gains tax that would create resources to build affordable and permanent supportive housing, and fund additional homeless services, on Friday (June 19).  Council Central Staff estimates a […]

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Councilmember Lewis, City Attorney Holmes Introduce Legislation to Repeal Outdated Drug Traffic Loitering Law

Bill repeals ‘war on drugs’ policy disproportionately impacting communities of color SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes introduced legislation today to repeal a relic from the failed “War on Drugs,” Seattle’s Drug Traffic Loitering law. The Drug Traffic Loitering law was adopted in the […]

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Lewis’ Resolution to Prevent Trump’s Use of Insurrection Act in Seattle Passed by Council

Act requires cities to accept federal troops being deployed SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) introduced Resolution #31948, The Insurrection Act of 1807 (10 U.S.C. §§ 251–255) empowers the President of the United States to deploy U.S. Military and federalized National Guard troops within the United States in some circumstances […]

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Herbold, Lewis Support Premium Pay for Frontline Gig Workers

Seattle City Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) introduced legislation today to provide gig workers working for food delivery network companies and transportation network companies with premium pay, increasing essential protections for essential workers who are on the frontlines of this […]

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Lewis Expresses ‘Enthusiastic, Unequivocal Support’ for Third Door Coalition Plan

Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) expressed his enthusiastic and unequivocal support for the Third Door Coalition’s plan to reach functional zero chronic homelessness in King County. The Third Door Coalition, a group of business leaders and homeless rights advocates, made an announcement on Tuesday morning about their plans […]

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City Council Appoints Performance Auditing Committee Members

‘Work of gov’t goes on, thanks to efforts of impressive group of task force members’, says Lewis Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) was appointed chair of the newly-formed nine-member working group tasked with producing a set of recommendations for enhancing the role of the Auditor’s office.  Joining him on […]

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Council Expands Auditor Function

Councilmember Lewis’ Resolution will create ‘better outcomes, save money’ Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) expressed enthusiasm following today’s unanimous Full Council vote in support of his legislation, Resolution 31941, regarding enhancing the role of the Auditor’s office to create a more efficient and efficacious city government.  Lewis’ Resolution creates […]

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Councilmember Lewis Calls for Services and Law Enforcement Partnership

‘Community Store Fronts’ open 24-hours, proven effective SEATTLE – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement calling for an increase in social services and law enforcement presence in Downtown Seattle.  The Community Storefront, staffed by Seattle Police Department (SPD) community service officers, other department officers and social workers, would be open 24-hours […]

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