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Seattle City Council Passes 2021 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Health, Safety, Environment and Economic Recovery

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final full Council vote on the 2021 Budget: “My colleagues and I have this year — not once, but twice — reviewed, evaluated and adjusted the City’s Budget to reflect this city’s needs and values.  Working with Seattle […]

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Chair Mosqueda: Budget Package Reflects ‘Shared Priorities’, Vows to Continue to Lead Response

‘We brought forward fresh ideas, informed by our communication with residents, to ensure health, safety, and housing in the midst of pandemic’ Following nearly eight weeks of discussions in the Council’s Budget Committee Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, and her colleagues reviewed more than 169 amendments to the Mayor’s […]

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Chair Mosqueda Releases Council’s Draft 2021 Budget Package

Shortfalls now responsibly balanced, makes new investments in housing, health and safety Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Budget Committee provided the City Council’s 2021 budget package, which is centered on equity and economic recovery by focusing on housing, health and safety earlier today.  Chair Mosqueda – with the input and amendments […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda: Seattle Shows Us the Path Forward

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Budget Committee, issued the following statement after this evening’s local and federal election returns: “While many in Seattle spent the day checking the news, worried about the short- and long-term implications of federal races, and preparing for potential civil unrest, my team and I spent the […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Federal, Local Economic Forecast

Says additional revenue should be allocated to city reserves and balancing the City’s budget to weather future COVID downturn Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Budget Committee, issued the following statement after local and federal economic forecasts show improved revenue trajectories: “As the Seattle City Council gets ready to reveal its draft […]

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Mosqueda’s Committee Passes “Fare Share” Legislation Supporting Basic Standards for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Substitute bill increases pay, adds rest breaks and consumer transparency and accountability SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council Colleagues who sit on the Finance and Housing Committee passed a substitute version of Mayor Durkan’s “Fare Share” legislation, increasing the minimum compensation, adding rest breaks and allotted cleaning time for drivers, and increasing consumer transparency.  […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda, and Morales Respond to Chief Best Announcement to Retire

Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement in response to Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announcing her plan to retire: “Together we want to thank Chief Carmen Best for her dedication to the people of Seattle during her twenty-eight years of public service. Throughout […]

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Budget Chair Mosqueda, Council Colleagues Pass Mid-Year 2020 Budget Addressing Impacts of COVID-19

Council Leads with Anti-Austerity Measures and New Investments in Community, Participatory Budgeting Process Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Select Budget Committee, released the below statement after the Council passed a mid-year 2020 budget addressing the fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, following a first-in-recent-history summer budget session: “This Council has […]

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Mosqueda Introduces Resolution to Protect Journalists, Legal Observers, Medics during Protests

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) today introduced a resolution to protect journalists, legal observers, and medics from being harmed during protests. Mosqueda also requests the City Attorney’s Office withdraw support for enforcement of a Seattle Police Department subpoena that infringes on the freedom of press.   “Members of the press should never be seen as […]

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Mosqueda’s Statement After Mayor Vetoes COVID Relief Bill for Thousands of Seattle Families, Small Businesses

“Rent is due today. Federal cash assistance ends today. And today the Mayor vetoes COVID relief for small businesses and families.” Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a midnight veto of the Council’s unanimous JumpStart COVID Relief bill that provided $86 million to support Seattle small […]

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