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VICTORY! Rainier Court Tenants Organize & Force Landlord, SEED, to Rescind Exploitative Rent Increases for Nearly 600 Low-Income Tenants, Mostly Seniors!

Rally & March TODAY, Friday, at 1pm Celebrate Enormous Victory Forcing SEED to Rescind Rent Increases for Nearly 600 Tenants Demand SEED Fix Code Violations, Refund All Rent Increases, & Publicly Promise No Rent Increases Through 2022   A landlord being forced to rescind exploitative rent increases is a huge victory, and happens only when tenants […]


Statement by Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen on the Malfunctioning and Closure of the Multimodal University Bridge

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee issued the following statement about the malfunctioning and closure of the University Bridge:  “After the devastating closure of the West Seattle Bridge and the citywide audit of bridges I ordered last year, City Hall should not need additional evidence to do […]


Councilmember Lewis Shows JustCARE Model Successful in Voluntarily Moving Homeless Neighbors to Appropriate Shelter

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) joined with representatives the Downtown Seattle Alliance (DSA), JustCARE, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and small business owners to provide an update about the team effort combining workers from REACH/Evergreen Treatment Services with representatives from JustCARE, about the ways in which they have – […]


Budget Chair Mosqueda Releases 2022 Draft Budget Package in the Wake of COVID-Induced Hardship, Decreased Revenue Forecast

Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, published the Council’s Balancing Package Tuesday afternoon. The package seeks to prioritize the city’s limited revenue in investments that help house more Seattleites, create safer communities for all, and invest in a thriving, diverse local economy.  “The past two years have created tremendous […]


West Seattle Bridge Repair Update, November 5; This Week in the Budget; City of Seattle Announces Awards to Seven Duwamish River Neighborhood Projects; Register for Film Career Day, This Saturday 11/6; Grants for Small Businesses to Implement Vaccine Verification

West Seattle Bridge Repair Update, November 5 West Seattle Bridge Update The latest is that SDOT is in the final stage of completing the negotiation for the Maximum Allowable Construction Contract (MACC) for repair of the bridge. A complete MACC will mean SDOT can finally issue the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for construction of the […]


Sawant: “Rainier Court Tenant Organizing Forces Landlord, SEED, to Rescind Rent Increases in 1 of 4 Buildings” Tenants & Supporters Will March with Sawant to SEED Offices Friday to Get Demands Met in FULL for ALL Tenants

‘A landlord being forced to rescind exploitative rent increases is a huge victory, and happens only when tenants get organized with a fighting strategy and community solidarity. But we cannot be complacent. NOW is the time to keep the pressure up to win our demands in FULL for ALL tenants. Rainier Court tenants together with […]


Email to Elected Officials about Letter to SEED and COAST for Rainier Court Tenants

October 28, 2021 Dear Councilmember Morales,  Dear Councilmember Zahilay, Dear Representative Harris-Talley, Dear Senator Saldaña, Please join me in signing a letter demanding justice for Rainier Court tenants. As I mentioned at the City Council briefing on Monday, my office, Be:Seattle, and the Tenants Union stood with Rainier Court Tenants at a rally Wednesday of […]


Labor Leaders Join Growing Majority of City Council to Bolster Bridge Safety and Boost Jobs

Councilmembers Pedersen, Herbold, Lewis, Strauss Sponsor Budget Amendment to Authorize Bonds for Faster Investments to Strengthen Infrastructure Connecting Communities and Keeping our Economy Moving  SEATTLE, WA – To bolster bridge safety and boost jobs as Seattle builds back better from the COVID pandemic’s economic slump, labor leaders have voiced their support for new efforts by Councilmembers Alex […]


Councilmember Herbold Proposes ‘Significant Increases’ in City Budget for Mental Health Investments

SEATTLE –  To respond to the ‘shadow pandemic’, Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee proposes additional resources in this year’s budget for school- and community-based mental health clinics, survivors of gender-based violence, and a new voluntary stabilization facility for Seattle residents experiencing a behavioral health crisis. “The […]


West Seattle Vaccination Clinic; King County Vaccine Verification Toolkit for Businesses; Seattle Relief Fund ; Apply to the Small Business Stabilization Fund; This Week in the Budget; Sound Transit Light Rail Draft EIS; Public Safety Survey; Loans For Fire-Impacted White Center Businesses;

City West Seattle Vaccination Clinic Opening Friday, October 29 The City of Seattle will be opening a vaccination hub in West Seattle beginning on Friday, October 29, at Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) in the High Point neighborhood. The City is partnering with Neighborhood House and Pliable mobile nursing teams for clinic operations.  Pliable […]

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