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Council President González Announces Birth of Her First Child

States plans to return after 12-weeks of parental leave SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced the birth of her first child, Nadia Luciana González-Williams, born on January 10, 2020.  González and baby Nadia are healthy and healing well, thanks to the support of […]


2019 Year in Review

new-office-phone-number New Office Phone Number With the new Council taking office, telephone numbers for City Councilmembers are being changed to align with the district they represent. Councilmember phone numbers all begin with 206-684-880; the final digit will be for their district. Since I represent District 1, the new number will be 206-684-8801. For the two […]


Seattle City Council Announces 2020-2021 Committee Chairs and Assignments

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with her Council Colleagues, approved the Seattle City Council’s committee assignments today that will guide legislative work in 2020.  Councilmembers who chair each committee manage legislation related to that committee’s focus. Councilmembers also serve as vice-chairs on committees and as members on others.  Committee assignments last […]


Colleagues Unanimously Elect González as Council President Making Her the First Latinx Council President In History

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Monday’s first Full Council meeting of the New Year. The Council Presidency is a two-year term.  The President serves as the presiding officer of the Council, sets the Full […]


Statement on Committee Assignments

I am excited to announce that I will Chair the City Council’s Transportation, Utilities (and Technology) Committee. This is an enormous responsibility and a vote of confidence in my fiscal accountability experience as these departments comprise more than half ($3.8 billion) of our city government’s budget of $6.5 billion. This Committee impacts everyone as we […]


News Release: Councilmember Pedersen Calls for Analysis of Climate Impacts with New Legislation

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, NE Seattle) today announced he is introducing a resolution in the coming weeks to include climate change and carbon footprint considerations as part of an expanded “Fiscal Note” the City Council uses to review legislation. “Over the past year, I heard from residents all over District 4 who […]


Lewis Sworn-in as District 7 Councilmember

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) was sworn in Dec. 31 during a ceremony at the UpGarden P-Patch in the Queen Anne neighborhood.  Seattle City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons administered the Oath of Office, while Rep. Gael Tarleton affixed the ceremonial City Councilmember lapel pin.  Lewis, who was surrounded by […]


Thank you, and good bye for now.

At the end of this December 2019, I will have completed 10 years of service as your Seattle City Councilmember. It has been an honor to be the first Councilmember to represent District 7 and a true pleasure to serve you across this growing city for this past decade. My time on the City Council […]


Welcome // Meet Our Team // Encouraging a Stronger Ordinance to Protect Trees// “Fridays in 4” // 4 You in District 4

Welcome Hello, and welcome to our District 4 newsletter! Each month our newsletter will detail what our office has been working on for you, discuss City Council votes, and provide information about issues and events in “D4”. While our team has been at City Hall for only three weeks, we want to share what we […]


Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

I appreciate all the residents from across Seattle who took the time out of their day to attend our briefing on making Seattle’s tree protection ordinance stronger and enforceable — with the goal of expanding the health and environmental benefits of larger trees in our Emerald City. It was informative to hear from a wide […]

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