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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Announces $1 Million for Seattle Maritime Academy and Technical Maritime Education  

Seattle, WA – On the morning of Friday May 13th, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales joined  Mayor Harrell’s Office, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), Seattle Colleges, and the Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA), to celebrate the release of $1 million in funding for sustaining SMA operations and maintaining technical maritime education in Seattle.  Councilmember Morales secured one-time funding to support opportunities in the Maritime industry from funding the City of Seattle received as […]

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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Calls for Continued Work on Participatory Budgeting

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) issued the following statement after the announced leadership changes at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR):  “Participatory Budgeting is essential to democratizing access to power, resources and making new investments in Black and Brown communities. This endeavor has been skillfully […]

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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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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Joins Community to Grieve and Plan Urgent Action with Mayor-Elect after Mount Baker Shooting

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement following last night’s shooting in Mount Baker: “My thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy, their loved ones, and the entire Mount Baker community that has seen a surge in shootings and crimes against small businesses and community spaces. When incidents of violence occur in any […]

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Council President González and Budget Chair Mosqueda concur with the appointment of Royal Alley-Barnes as Interim Director of the Office of Arts and Culture

Call on Mayor Durkan to Collaboratively Work with the Arts Commission on Priorities Council President M. Lorena  González (Pos. 9) and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8) concur with the short-term appointment of Royal Alley-Barnes as Interim Director of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, with the caveat that the Arts Commission be involved in the […]

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Councilmember Morales’ Additions to Seattle Rescue Plan Prioritize Neighborhood Business Districts, Equitable Economic Recovery, Youth Employment

— Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously passed the $128 million Seattle Rescue Plan, with amendments sponsored by Morales that prioritize an equitable economic recovery strategy.  Morales authored an amendment that earmarks the $22 million for economic recovery toward grants for neighborhoods, business and nonprofits […]

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City Council Passes Two Pieces of Morales’ Tenants’ Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

 Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, alongside her Council colleagues, passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Morales that protect renters from pandemic-related eviction, and no-fault evictions associated with end-of-lease terminations. “These two bills lay the groundwork for us to create more and better opportunities to democratize wealth, to combat gentrification, and to reverse displacement in our […]

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Participatory Budgeting Advances

Office of Civil Rights to Move Forward on Engagement with Community on Next Steps Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously, 9-0 voted to release over $1 million to support the Participatory Budgeting process, which will ultimately fund the largest appropriation to support a […]

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Committee Passes First Two Pieces in Councilmember Morales’ Tenant Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her colleagues serving on the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, chaired by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Morales that protect renters from pandemic-related eviction, and no-fault evictions associated with end-of-lease terminations. The two bills, part of Morales’ larger […]

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Council Passes Herbold’s Legislation, Increasing Tenant Protections for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside her Council colleagues and co-sponsors Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales and Andrew J. Lewis, passed legislation today that increases tenant protections for small businesses and nonprofits.  The legislation ensures that rent installments paid according to a payment plan negotiated between a tenant and landlord cannot […]

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