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News Releases from Councilmember Morales

Rainier Beach Branch of Seattle Public Library

‘This is a wake-up call’: Councilmember Morales statement on Seattle Public Library closures

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2) released the following statement after Seattle Public Library announced it would be implementing library closures due to hiring freezes and looming budget shortfalls. “It’s heartbreaking for so many of our city’s families. The library is an invaluable resource for our community. When I bring my family to our libraries, we see people...

Food being delivered.

Seattle City Councilmember Morales statement on corporations’ push to repeal minimum wage protection 

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Yesler Terrace to Rainier Beach) is calling on app-based companies who are trying to repeal Seattle’s new minimum wage laws to release information justifying their fee hikes on customers.   “It’s wrong to rush a rollback of minimum wage protections for delivery drivers without having all the information. The app-based companies...

Dancers celebrate Lunar New Year at Seattle City Hall.

Seattle City Council recognizes February 10 as Lunar New Year

Members of the Seattle City Council signed on to a proclamation recognizing February 10, 2024 as Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon. The proclamation was brought forward by Seattle City Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales (District 2) and Tanya Woo (Position 8). Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell also signed on to the proclamation. “As we say good-bye to the year of...

The Seattle City Council during its first meeting of 2024.

New Seattle City Councilmembers sworn-in during inauguration ceremony at City Hall

The seven winning candidates from November’s General Election were just sworn-in as Seattle City Councilmembers. Five of the seven individuals are new councilmembers, the most in more than a century. Two others are returning for their second term in office. More information about each of them, including quotes can be found below. Rob Saka (District 1) “We have a once-in-a-generation...

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

Seattle City Council passes legislation to improve sidewalks across the city

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) celebrated the unanimous passage of legislation she sponsored that will help create new and repair existing sidewalks throughout the city. The legislation will require the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to install a sidewalk or fix deficient sidewalks along the street during major paving projects. Approximately 24 percent of...

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

Seattle Councilmember Morales joins coalition calling for ceasefire, end of human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) will join a diverse coalition of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faith leaders, elected officials, and advocates to release a Washington Statement in Solidarity with Jews and Palestinians today calling for an end to the violence and human rights abuses in Gaza. Councilmember Morales will attend a press conference 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.

Seattle Councilmember Morales Celebrates MLK Way Safety Improvement Groundbreaking, Calls for More Timely Safety Improvements 

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) attended the groundbreaking of the MLK Way Safety Project this morning alongside Mayor Harrell, Seattle Department of Transportation Director Greg Spotts, and Sound Transit CEO Julie Timms. Councilmember Morales released the following statement about the groundbreaking:  “These are life and death investments. More than half of all pedestrian deaths...

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

Seattle City Councilmember Morales statement on arrests connected to home invasion robberies

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) released the following statement in response to news that Seattle police have arrested five accused of being linked to a series of home invasion robberies in South Seattle: “I hope that this news brings some peace of mind to the elders in our community and that we can focus our...

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

Seattle Councilmember Morales calls for action after audio released of SPD officer using racist and sexist slurs 

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) is demanding a plan of action from the Seattle Police Department after a new article was released showing an off-duty Seattle police officer harassing a Chinese-American woman at her home, using both racist and sexist slurs.  This comes just 11 days after a video was released of Officer Daniel Auderer,...

Seattle City Councilmember Morales’ statement on workforce equity audit results

Councilmember Morales statement on Workforce Equity Audit results Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) released a statement this morning following a report from the Seattle Auditor’s Office on Workforce Equity in Promotions at the City of Seattle.  The report concluded that Women of Color are the most underrepresented at the top levels of pay and supervisory...

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

Seattle City Councilmember Morales calls for police chief to take immediate action over officer’s abhorrent comments 

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) is calling for Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz to take immediate action after a video came out in which a Seattle police officer made abhorrent comments about a 23-year-old who had just been killed by police.   “After every high-profile incident of police abuse, we’re told to wait – wait for...

Statement from Councilmember Morales in Response to Shooting at Rainier Beach Safeway

Seattle, WA – On Saturday morning, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) issued the following statement regarding the shooting at Rainier Beach Safeway last night:  “Last night, South end community leaders were hosting a beautiful community healing space in the Rainier Beach Safeway parking lot when dozens of shots were fired toward them. These young people, out of love...