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Budget Chair Mosqueda Launches Council budget process, focuses on investments for working families 

SEATTLE - Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide & Chair of the Select Budget Committee) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s budget proposal:   “As Budget Chair, I will be working with my Council colleagues to finalize the biennial budget that builds towards a Seattle where everyone is housed and cared for, […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda, Mayor Harrell Proclaim Suite of Cannabis Legislation Passed by Council as ‘Historic’ 

New Laws Center Equity and Address Racial Inequities in the Cannabis Industry  SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Mayor Bruce Harrell proclaimed today’s unanimous vote by Council as “historic” in the fight to repair past harms in the war on drugs.  Beginning in 2021, Mosqueda and her Council colleagues began looking at cannabis policies with the […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda, Housing Providers Announce 17 Affordable Housing Projects Made Possible by JumpStart Seattle

SEATTLE - Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and housing providers unveiled a slate of affordable housing projects that were all awarded funds from JumpStart Seattle, a progressive payroll tax that makes historic investments in affordable housing. JumpStart also funds critical investments in equitable development, the city’s Green New Deal, economic resilience and workforce development.  In 2022, JumpStart investments in affordable housing […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Creates JumpStart Community Self-Determination Fund to Fight Displacement & Discrimination

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) celebrated the 7-0 vote to pass her bill creating the JumpStart Housing Community Self-Determination Fund It is funded by revenue from the JumpStart progressive payroll tax to support organizations building housing to address displacement, redress the longstanding harms of discriminatory lending practices, and advance equitable development. This fund will help create greater housing […]

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Mosqueda Decries Supreme Court Decision Ending Roe v Wade, Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Reproductive Justice

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe and Casey decisions, limiting healthcare access for millions of women:  “Cities like Seattle will continue to be a safe haven for individuals looking for access to comprehensive healthcare which includes abortions, and value reproductive freedom. We need to show our support not […]

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Mosqueda Celebrates JumpStart Court Victory 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after today’s legal victory for JumpStart Seattle, the progressive payroll tax she championed, when it was upheld as valid by the Washington State Court of Appeals:  “Thanks to the City’s legal team and the broad coalition of businesses, labor unions, community-based organizations, affordable housing advocates, environmental […]

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Mosqueda Appointed to National Local Progress Board

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the board of Local Progress, a national network of elected officials working in nearly 700 localities to help lead progressive change at the local level. Local Progress is a movement of local elected officials who work to advance a racial and economic justice agenda […]

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Seattle’s Revenue Forecast Shows Improved Numbers, Although Budget Challenges Remain 

SEATTLE – Today the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts released its revenue forecast, projecting improved revenue since November. However, the City is still facing a budget deficit and increased uncertainty due to global events.  The newest forecast shows a modest increase in projected revenue, roughly a $32.5 million increase for the City’s General Fund resources, and an increase of $57.3 million to Non-General […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Joins President Joe Biden, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Other National Leaders to Discuss Impacts of American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. – Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) joined a gathering of national leaders today, including President Joe Biden, to discuss the impacts of the American Rescue Plan. The panel, part of the National League of Cities (NLC) annual conference, focused on the historic opportunities created by these national investments including housing, direct cash assistance, and the need for ongoing relief for those most adversely impacted by the pandemic.   In Seattle, Councilmember Mosqueda, along with the Mayor and the rest of the City […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates First Revenue Returns from Progressive JumpStart Seattle Tax

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) the architect and champion of JumpStart Seattle, reacted to the first revenue numbers from Seattle’s progressive payroll tax. To date, the City has collected $231 million from the JumpStart tax from taxpayers for their 2021 tax liabilities, about $31 million above the most recent revenue forecast issued in November […]

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