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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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Mosqueda Statement on Trump Administration’s Announcement Impacting Family Planning Providers

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the Washington State Attorney General’s plan to sue the Trump administration over the “gag rule” impacting family planning providers: “The Trump administration cannot silence us – we are shouting our objection […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on AG’s Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration’s Family Planning Policy

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the State Attorney General announcing this morning that Washington will sue the Trump Administration, which is barring taxpayer-funded family planning practices from making abortion referrals to patients: “Earlier today, I was proud […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold to Introduce Anti-Displacement Ordinance

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle, South Park) will introduce an anti-displacement ordinance that would authorize additional displacement mitigation for housing projects located in South Park, Rainier Beach, Othello, Bitter Lake, and Westwood-Highland Park. These neighborhoods have been identified as having a high risk of displacement and low access to opportunity, according to Growth […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Trump Declaring National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump declaring a national emergency, allowing him to access additional funding not approved by Congress to build a border wall. “You do not need to be a lawyer to know that […]

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Councilmember Johnson Celebrates University of Washington Board of Regents’ Approval of New Campus Master Plan

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the University of Washington Board of Regents voted today to approve the 2018 Campus Master Plan, as passed by the Seattle City Council. Their approval followed a 6-0 vote by the City Council in December 2018 to grant conditional approval of the proposed […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Amazon Pulling Out of New York City Headquarters

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after Amazon canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City: “New York City officials, labor, and community came together to set their terms for partnership with one of the biggest and fast-growing […]

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O’Brien: Will Not Seek Re-Election

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) issued the following statement today announcing his decision against seeking re-election: “After nearly a decade serving as a Seattle City Councilmember today I’m announcing my decision not to seek re-election in District 6. “It has been both an honor and privilege to serve the people of one […]

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Councilmember Juarez and Mayor Durkan Celebrate Formation of Waterfront LID

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee, and the Seattle City Council approved by a 8-0 vote a package of legislation establishing the Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID). The package of legislation included an ordinance establishing the formation of the Waterfront LID, an operations […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Microsoft Pledge for Affordable Housing

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to Microsoft’s announcement about their pledge to invest $500 million to help develop affordable housing in Seattle and on the eastside: “I commend Microsoft for their leadership and recognizing the region’s urgent need […]

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