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Councilmember Sawant Credits Renter Rights Movement for Pushing Three Bills Through Council Committee, Over Resistance of Corporate Landlords

Full Council vote June 7; Sawant declares, ‘Today is an important step forward. Rank-and-file renters need to continue to fight to win these in City Council and to win our full Renters’ Bill of Rights, including rent control and canceling COVID debt’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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Committee Passes First Two Pieces in Councilmember Morales’ Tenant Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her colleagues serving on the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, chaired by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Morales that protect renters from pandemic-related eviction, and no-fault evictions associated with end-of-lease terminations. The two bills, part of Morales’ larger […]

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Council Passes Herbold’s Legislation, Increasing Tenant Protections for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside her Council colleagues and co-sponsors Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales and Andrew J. Lewis, passed legislation today that increases tenant protections for small businesses and nonprofits.  The legislation ensures that rent installments paid according to a payment plan negotiated between a tenant and landlord cannot […]

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Councilmember Morales Thanks Retiring Public Health Director Patty Hayes

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement after the retirement announcement of Seattle-King County Public Health Director Patty Hayes: “After serving as the Seattle area’s public health director for 30 years, I wish Patty Hayes a well-deserved retirement and thank her for her service. The important role of a public health director is made […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates Public Health Director Patty Hayes for Her Lifetime of Service and Dedication to Healthy Communities

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) celebrated Seattle-King County Public Health Director Patty Hayes, who announced her retirement after a lifetime of public service in the public health and policy sector.   “Patty is an outstanding public servant, leader, and health equity champion. I’m honored to call her a mentor and a friend, and I’m grateful for the key role she has played […]

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Councilmember Strauss’ Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program Extends Pilot Program to Support Small Businesses While Permanent Guidelines Are Finalized

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, with the support of area business owners, announced the official extension of the city’s existing Cafe Streets program through May 31, 2022. The program enables restaurants and other retail storefronts to utilize streets outside of their businesses for […]

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Council President González Thanks Outgoing OneAmerica Director, Welcomes New Leadership

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement recognizing the work of outgoing Executive Director of OneAmerica Rich Stolz and congratulating the Washington-based organization’s new leader Roxana Norouzi: “As OneAmerica transitions its leadership, I want to recognize the work of the outgoing Executive Director […]

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Council President González’s Statement on Home Fire, Loss of Family Member

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) released the following statement after a significant fire occurred at her home: “My family is deeply saddened to share that last night we said goodbye to my 79-year old mother-in-law, Mary Lou Williams, who passed away after sustaining significant injuries from a fire in her condo unit […]

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Councilmembers Strauss and Juarez Announce Legislation to Preserve Mobile Home Parks, Save Senior Housing

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, and Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) unveiled a proposal on Wednesday that would preserve mobile home parks in Seattle and save this affordable housing option for our seniors.  In 2019, the City Council heard from residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park who […]

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Councilmember Strauss Announces Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program

Extending pilot program supports small businesses while permanent guidelines are finalized SEATTLE — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced legislation co-sponsored with Council President González on Monday to extend the cafe streets pilot program another year and create a path to permanency. This program gives Seattle […]

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