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What’s the MID? Seattle City Council approves major community-led investments in downtown 

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved legislation on May 2 renewing and expanding the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID). The legislation will safeguard funding for some programs and services that support downtown Seattle for at least the next 10 years.   The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Sara Nelson and was signed into law by Seattle...

Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center

Seattle City Council approves initial plan for Memorial Stadium redevelopment

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution today establishing the city’s support for a plan to demolish and rebuild Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center through a private-public partnership. The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools (SPS), which owns the stadium, are working together on the project.  The legislation was sponsored by Council President Debora Juarez....

Seattle firefighters putting out a blaze.

Seattle City Council passes legislation to protect firefighters

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation (6-0) today to protect firefighters and EMTs when they are responding to emergencies. The legislation closes a loophole that excluded them from the same protections given to many other city employees, including police officers.   The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle) and...

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales speaks with the members of the Social Housing Developer Board for the first time at Seattle City Hall.

Meet the 13 people appointed to bring social housing to Seattle

The 13-member Seattle Social Housing Developer Board that has officially been appointed. The members made their first public statements since being appointed, joining a Seattle City Council committee today to introduce themselves and talk about their vision. “This board represents a broad array of experience and knowledge, from lived experience of housing instability, homelessness, and...


Seattle City Council Confirms First Members of Seattle Film Commission 

Lights, camera, action! The Seattle City Council confirmed the appointment of the first members of the Seattle Film Commission on Friday, April 21 marking a “transformational moment in the future of film in Seattle,” according to Councilmember Sara Nelson.  The commission was established through legislation spearheaded by Councilmember Nelson in partnership with the Office of...

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