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Councilmember Strauss Applauds New Affordable Housing, Envisions Changes in Ballard Neighborhood

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was awarded a $9.7 million project to build 86 units of affordable housing across the street from Ballard Commons Park Seattle, WA — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle) applauds last week’s announcement from the Mayor and Seattle Office of Housing that St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was awarded $9.7 million to build […]

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Strauss Celebrates City Council Recognition of Crown Hill Community Action Plan

SEATTLE – Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, celebrated the finalization of the Crown Hill Community Action Plan and the City Council’s 8-0 passage of a resolution recognizing this achievement.  Starting in 2018, the Crown Hill Community Action Plan process sought to establish a vision for the future of Crown Hill as a walkable, vibrant neighborhood. […]

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City Council Passes Strauss’ and Juarez’ 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) celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to protect 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 were […]

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Chair Mosqueda and the Seattle City Council’s Final 2022 Budget Becomes Law

Historic investments into housing and supportive services made possible by JumpStart Progressive Revenue Council protected SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan signing the City of Seattle’s 2022 Budget into law today: “The final 2022 City Council Budget that Council passed goes into […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Joins Community to Grieve and Plan Urgent Action with Mayor-Elect after Mount Baker Shooting

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement following last night’s shooting in Mount Baker: “My thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy, their loved ones, and the entire Mount Baker community that has seen a surge in shootings and crimes against small businesses and community spaces. When incidents of violence occur in any […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Appointed to National League of Cities’ Board of Directors

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities (NLC), a national network of city leaders focused on improving the quality of life of their constituents.  “Some of the most innovative and exciting policies in the country are happening in cities – from reimagining land use policy to creating inclusionary zoning, to protecting workers, building affordable […]

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Council President González Corrects the Record on Her Budget Amendment Impacting the Seattle Police Department

Amendment Would Not Have Impacted the Size of the Current Force or Resulted in Layoffs Seattle – The following statement is attributable to Council President M. Lorena González: “Interim Chief Diaz grossly mischaracterized my budget amendment and the record must be set straight. Interim Chief Diaz inaccurately implied that my proposed budget action would result […]

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Mosqueda Corrects Inaccurate Information on SPD; Confirming Federal Monitor Briefed & Feedback Incorporated

Chair Committed to Transparent, Accountable Budget Process that includes correcting misinformation Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, spoke today during Council Briefing to clarify misinformation published by The Seattle Times editorial board about engagement with the Federal Court Monitor Central, following a Central Staff Presentation last Friday to correct misrepresentations of investments Seattle […]

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Statement by Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen on the Malfunctioning and Closure of the Multimodal University Bridge

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee issued the following statement about the malfunctioning and closure of the University Bridge:  “After the devastating closure of the West Seattle Bridge and the citywide audit of bridges I ordered last year, City Hall should not need additional evidence to do […]

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