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News Releases from Councilmember Morales

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...

Councilmember Morales and OPCD Launch Phase II of Equitable Development Zoning: the Connected Communities Development Pilot 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, International District and South Seattle) is working with a large coalition of community stakeholders and the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) to launch Phase II of Equitable Development Zoning.   How It Works  Equitable Development Zoning (EDZ) is the City’s effort to align land use policy more closely with equitable development goals. Earlier...

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

Councilmember Morales urges Council to reject unprecedented attempt to ramp up failed War on Drugs

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) urged her colleagues to reject CB 120586 – legislation proposed by Republican City Attorney Ann Davison to ramp up the failed War on Drugs. It would, for the first time in Seattle’s history, allow the City Attorney to prosecute drug possession and public drug use, targeting unhoused people who...

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)....