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Councilmember Morales’ Statement on the Halted Expansion of the SODO Homelessness Shelter

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) issued the following statement after King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today that the County will not be moving forward with the expansion of the SODO Enhanced Shelter. The current site will continue to operate the 270-bed shelter, and the remainder of the site will […]

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Councilmember Strauss Introduces Permanent Street Café Legislation

In September, Councilmember Dan Strauss held the 2nd Ballard Avenue Design Charrette with local businesses and residents to gather feedback on interim changes SEATTLE– Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, introduced legislation to make outdoor dining permanent in Seattle. This begins the final step in the pathway to […]

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Councilmember Morales, Director Mohamed, OneAmerica and NW Immigrant Rights Project Denounce Manipulation of Asylum Seekers by Governors DeSantis and Abbott 

SEATTLE, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) joins Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and community organizations in denouncing the recent political stunts manipulating asylum seekers by Texas, Florida, and Arizona’s Governors.   On September 15th, Florida Gov. DeSantis flew migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without alerting […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Increased Public Safety Efforts to Stem Surge in Gun Violence in University District and Other Neighborhoods

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the spate of shootings in the University District and other neighborhoods across Seattle:  “The recent surge in gun violence to unacceptable levels in the University District with multiple shooting victims requires a boost in crime prevention efforts from multiple agencies, so that we can increase […]

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Councilmember Herbold: Budget Must Preserve Necessary D1 Resources Firefighters Need to Save Lives

“As our population grows, it’s critical that we provide new resources, especially in historically underserved areas,” says Herbold Seattle, WA – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, responded to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s address, with a focus on ensuring firefighters receive needed resources in this year’s budget:  “As […]

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City Council Unanimously Passes Crown Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the passage of the Crown Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines which was passed unanimously by the full City Council today. This bill establishes neighborhood-specific guidelines for the Crown Hill Urban Village Neighborhood for the first time. These guidelines were created […]

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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 Nelson, Community Celebrate Passage of Legislation Creating Seattle Film Commission

Passage is a ’milestone’ in efforts to retain and attract film production in Seattle Seattle, WA – Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9, Citywide) was joined by dozens of film industry professionals, community members and special guests this morning at Seattle’s Ark Lodge Cinemas to celebrate the unanimous passage of her legislation to create the Seattle […]

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Councilmember Lewis Announces His Funding Proposal for the Seattle Park District 

After extensive public outreach, this proposal will reflect Seattleites’ priorities for parks: making them clean, green, and accessible to all  Seattle, WA – Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (President of the Seattle Park District Governing Board and Councilmember from District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) announced his proposed six-year funding plan for the Seattle Metropolitan Park […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Pedersen Laud the Reopening of the West Seattle Bridge 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) celebrated the planned reopening of the West Seattle Bridge set for this Sunday, September 18th, 2022.  “At long last, the day we’ve been eagerly awaiting is almost here: the bridge is on the verge of reopening,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold. “I want to extend my […]

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