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Councilmember Juarez’s Committee Advances Library Levy

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on the Library Levy, passed the library levy out of committee yesterday with her Council colleagues in a 7-0 vote. The library levy will go before the Full Council on Monday, April 22 during its regularly-scheduled meeting. “Since 1890, the Seattle Public Library […]

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Closed Captioning To Be Required in Public Accommodations

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), along with her Council colleagues, passed an ordinance in a 8-0 vote that requires businesses with televisions in public places to turn on closed captioning.   Council Bill 119487 requires any business that owns or manages a public place, such as restaurants, bars, hotel lobbies, […]

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Councilmember Juarez Statement on Sound Transit Board Nomination

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Assets, Public Development and Native Communities Committee, issued the following statement after King County Executive Dow Constantine nominated Juarez to serve on the Sound Transit board: “I am proud to be nominated to serve on the Sound Transit board. I plan on working […]

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Council Vacancy Candidate Forum Rescheduled for Monday

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) today announced that the Public Forum to fill the Council vacancy for Council District 4 has been rescheduled  for Monday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. The Public Forum is an opportunity for the community to engage with applicants and ask questions. In an effort to address a scheduling conflict due […]

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Council Vacancy Process Update

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) today announced updates regarding applicants to fill the vacancy left by Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and preliminary details for a public forum as part of the process to fill the vacancy. Johnson made his resignation known publicly last month, and served his last day […]

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President Harrell Announces Process to Fill Council Vacancy

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) issued the following statement announcing the proposed process to fill the vacancy left by current Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle). Johnson, who made his resignation known publicly earlier today, will serve in his elected capacity through Friday, April 5. The City Charter gives the City […]

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Council Passes Mandatory Housing Affordability Legislation

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on Mandatory Housing Affordability, or MHA, together with his colleagues voted today to approve a trio of bills as amended in Committee earlier this month.  Taken together, the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation links affordable housing to growth across Seattle by requiring new […]

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City Council Confirms Saad Bashir as Chief Technology Officer

The Seattle City Council today unanimously voted to confirm Saad Bashir as Director and Chief Technology Officer of the Seattle Information Technology (IT) Department for a term through January 1, 2023. “Mr. Bashir has a strong reputation for his leadership qualities, focused strategies, and cultivating a positive workplace culture that promotes continuous learning,” said Council […]

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Mosqueda: President’s Budget ‘Woefully Out of Touch’ With Reality for Working Families

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), who is in Washington DC for meetings with the National League of Cities (NLC) National Housing Taskforce Members, with members of Congress, and with national thought leaders, issued the following statement from the nation’s capital in response to the release of President Trump’s budget earlier today: “The President’s budget […]

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Councilmember González: ‘Seattle Is First’ City to Support Medicare for All Bill

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted in support of Resolution 31867, supporting the passage of Medicare for All Act of 2019. “The resolution makes Seattle the first city in the nation to express support for […]

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