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Seattle Councilmember Morales statement on firing of Seattle police officer for vile remarks

Seattle Councilmember Morales statement on firing of Seattle police officer for vile remarks

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2) released the following statement after the Seattle Police Department fired Officer Daniel Auderer for making vile remarks about Jaahnavi Kandula shortly after she was killed by SPD: “Chief Rahr made the right decision. At the same time, it’s crucial we acknowledge that our work is far from done. In September 2023, when...

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales is joined by community members and advocates as she announces a proposal for a $1.7 billion transportation levy

Seattle Councilmember Morales proposes bolder transportation levy focused on improving safety crisis

In partnership with community groups, labor organizations, and disability rights advocates, Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2) announced a new proposal today that would create a bolder transportation levy focused on improving traffic safety. “I have heard loud and clear from constituents in every single council district during our public hearings that voters want a bolder transportation levy...

Council Passes Legislation to Demolish Dangerous, Vacant Buildings

The emergency legislation will take effect immediately after being signed by the Mayor SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation today that would allow the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to swiftly order the demolition or remediation of unsafe vacant buildings that pose risks to public safety. The bill was sponsored by Councilmembers Bob Kettle (District 7, Downtown to...

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

Morales: Council quietly rushes vote today on legislation that would block equitable development funding

With nearly no time for public input, the Seattle City Council is rushing toward a vote today on legislation that would block $25.3 million in funding already allocated for the City’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI). The legislation is sponsored by Councilmember Martiza Rivera and was not made public until Friday afternoon. “This amendment would preemptively undermine commitments that Seattle has...

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 Morales amendment requiring SPD to report on issues affecting women on the force

The Seattle City Council passed legislation today that included an amendment from Tammy J. Morales (District 2) requiring specific, detailed reporting on what the Seattle Police Department (SPD) is doing to hire more women and address gender discrimination issues. “It’s time for the behavior described by women at SPD to end — full stop. I have repeatedly called on SPD...

Seattle Councilmember Morales calls for delay on police contract vote until community’s voice is heard

Seattle Councilmember Morales calls for delay on police contract vote until community’s voice is heard

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales is calling for tomorrow’s vote on the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild (SPOG) contract to be postponed until the community has a chance to make their concerns heard. The Council is scheduled to vote on the tentative agreement tomorrow despite the fact that there has not been a single public hearing. “This contract with SPOG...

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 on the defeat of affordable housing legislation: ‘Our actions speak louder than our words.’

The Seattle City Council voted against Councilmember Tammy J. Morales’ (District 2, Yesler Terrace to Rainier Beach) Connected Communities legislation to make it easier to create more affordable housing. The vote was seven against and two in favor. Councilmember Morales issued the following statement after the vote:  “Seattle is in a housing crisis, and as policymakers, our actions speak louder...

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

Connected Communities legislation goes to a vote promising less red tape for community-led development projects

Legislation creating a pilot program to help nonprofit and other community organizations develop affordable housing and commercial space will go to a vote tomorrow in the Land Use Committee. The legislation known as Connected Communities is sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2). “This is a win-win. The fact is many community-based organizations are seeking opportunities to help build...

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...