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News Releases from Councilmember Morales

Councilmember Morales Hosts the First Gathering of the Seattle Social Housing Developer Board

Seattle, WA – On Friday morning, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and newly appointed members of the Seattle Social Housing Developer Board gathered for the first time at Councilmember Morales’ Neighborhoods Committee. Eight members joined both virtually and in person.   The new board is tasked with overseeing the social housing developer that was created...

Councilmembers Morales and Mosqueda celebrate passage of $10 rental late fee cap

Seattle joined the cities of Auburn and Burien to cap late fees for rental payments to no more than ten dollars a month. Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle & Chinatown-International District) prime sponsored an amendment, and Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – At-Large) co-sponsored the amendment to restore the cap on late fees for renters at...

Councilmember Morales, Mayor Harrell, Office of Civil Rights Pass Historic Race & Social Justice Ordinance

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle & Chinatown-International District), Mayor Bruce Harrell, and Seattle Office for Civil Rights Director Derrick Wheeler-Smith celebrated the unanimous passage of an ordinance officially codifying the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) into law. This will permanently solidify the City of Seattle’s commitment to engaging in its work with an equity lens.   BACKGROUND ...

Councilmember Morales Declares Support for North & South CID Station Placement alongside Neighborhood Leaders

SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle, Chinatown-International District, & Yesler Terrace) released the following statement this morning calling on the Sound Transit Board of Directors to preserve and protect the Chinatown-International District by moving forward with studying the North & South CID Station options as the preferred alternative in the West Seattle Ballard Link Extension (WSBLE)....

Councilmember Morales Reacts to Vision Zero Top-To-Bottom Review, Announces Plans for More Comprehensive Action

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle, Yesler Terrace & Chinatown-International District) released the following statement after the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Vision Zero Top-To-Bottom Review was released at 12PM today:  “I am glad to see Director Greg Spotts and the department are committed to making a cultural shift to prioritize people’s safety where it has...

Councilmember Morales & State Leaders Celebrate Passage of Social Housing Initiative in Seattle

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle & Chinatown-International District) celebrated the passage of Initiative 135 today alongside the House our Neighbors Coalition, State Senator Rebecca Saldaña, and Representative Frank Chopp. I-135 currently leads by over 22,000 votes, a 14% lead, according to numbers just released by King County Elections.   Seattle is the first city in...

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 be used for non-homelessness related...

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 local authorities that they were...

Seattle City Council passes legislation to prohibit deceptive practices of ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ 

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), to prohibit false and misleading advertising by crisis pregnancy centers.   What are crisis pregnancy centers? Crisis Pregnancy Centers are clinics that often look like real reproductive health care centers, but...

Council Passes Councilmembers Morales’ and Herbold’s Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle

Seattle, WA – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle.   The first, Council Bill (CB) 120374, is an ordinance that would add people...

Council Passes Councilmembers Morales’ and Herbold’s Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle 

Seattle, WA – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle.   The first, Council Bill (CB) 120374, is an ordinance that would add people...

Councilmember Morales calls for change to City’s homelessness response after sweep during extreme heat 

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) released the following statement following the City of Seattle’s sweep of a homeless encampment in SODO during a dangerous heat wave this morning:  “What we saw today was a continued failure of our city response to addressing the root causes of homelessness, said Councilmember Morales. “I am calling on the Executive’s...