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Councilmembers Morales, Pedersen agree latest ‘Vision Zero’ report on traffic-related fatalities reinforces need for more transportation safety investments in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle and Chair of the Transportation Committee) reacted to the troubling update on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Vision Zero” report presented today. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries […]

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City of Seattle celebrates Juneteenth as official city holiday for first time

Seattle, WA – For the first time in its history, this year, the City of Seattle is celebrating Juneteenth as an official city holiday.   This is a result of legislation sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & C-ID) in December of last year. While the holiday has been celebrated with events […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Morales Express Disappointment about Mayoral Veto of Rental Information Legislation 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) reacted to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s veto today of their legislation to collect data about rental rates in the City of Seattle.  “I am deeply disappointed our solution to collect housing data helpful for preventing displacement of economically vulnerable people was not signed […]

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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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