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Councilmember Strauss Celebrates Legislation to Exempt Design Review for Affordable Housing Projects

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, celebrated the unanimous City Council 9-0 vote today that extended COVID-19 era policies to support faster development of affordable rental housing production. Developed in partnership with Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, this legislation called upon the SEPA Emergency to reduce cost […]

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Seattle City Council Passes Resolution for Universal Health Care 

SEATTLE – During the December 6th meeting, the Seattle City Council adopted a resolution in support of universal health care through Improved Medicare for All. The resolution begins with the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights’ inclusion of health care as a “fundamental right.”   Last year’s Washington State legislative failures, noted in the resolution, […]

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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 finalizes amendments to Seattle’s 2023-2024 budget 

Despite a historically difficult budget year, this anti-austerity budget invests in key services for our City’s working families and small businesses  SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) released the following statement following a day of voting on final amendments to the balancing package:  “This is a […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda Releases 2023-2024 Balancing Package After Significant Downturn in Revenue Forecast; Investing in Anti-Austerity and Prioritizing Services People Rely on

VIDEO: Chair Mosqueda’s budget announcement  SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) published her balancing package today.   Despite looming economic uncertainty and the highest inflation in decades, Councilmember Mosqueda’s balancing package rejects austerity and prioritizes keeping our community cared for and housed, connected and resilient, and healthy and safe.    […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Reacts to Today’s Dire Revenue Forecast, Updates Budget Calendar 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) issued a statement following today’s updated revenue forecast, which predicts that the City will have significantly less than anticipated revenues for the 2023-2024 budget. Over the biennium, the City is anticipating a net $64 million decrease in Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates Seattle’s Award from C40/Bloomberg Philanthropies for Green New Deal Investments 

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after it was announced Seattle won the C40/Bloomberg Philanthropies “United in Building a Movement” award for the work the City is doing to advance the Green New Deal, funded by the JumpStart Seattle progressive payroll tax prime sponsored by Councilmember Mosqueda:  “Cities are positioned to experience […]

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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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