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West Seattle Bridge Update December 18;

West Seattle Bridge Update December 18 In January SDOT will begin automated photo enforcement on the (Spokane Street) lower bridge. With the start of camera enforcement, SDOT will conduct an ongoing evaluation of capacity on the bridge, and consider adjusting access on a monthly basis. SDOT has convened a lower bridge subcommittee to advise SDOT […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez’s Statement on Lake City Business Center Fire

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) learned that Seattle Police with Seattle Fire responded on the evening of Dec. 28 to a possible burglary that turned into a large fire late Monday evening, destroying several businesses in the Lake City neighborhood. As a resident of the neighborhood, Councilmember Debora Juarez visited the site of […]

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Councilmember Sawant Announces Plan to Introduce One-Year Eviction Moratorium Extension for Renters and Struggling Small Businesses

‘Mayor Durkan’s announcement of a 3-month extension to the eviction moratorium is a step forward, coming on the heels of renter organizing, but falls far short of what’s needed’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, issued this statement in response to Wednesday morning’s announcement by […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Attempted Cal Anderson Park Encampment Removal

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Finance and Housing Committee, issued the following statement in response to the City of Seattle attempting to clear a homeless encampment at Cal Anderson Park: “I remain concerned with the planned removal and urge first placement in non-congregate shelter options in order to be in compliance […]

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My Council office is in full solidarity with Foss Shipyard workers fighting a vicious employer attack on their pension

Dec. 15, 2020 Dear union shipyard workers at Foss Maritime: As a rank and file union member, elected Seattle City Councilmember, and member of Socialist Alternative, I offer my full solidarity and support to you in fighting the shameful attack on your union pension trust by Foss Maritime Shipyard.  Your fight is a fight for […]

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Following passage of City Council resolution, Sawant calls on workers, farmers, labor unions to join Seattle solidarity rally January 8 to support India general strike

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) on Monday called on workers, farmers, students, and other community members to join in solidarity actions Jan. 8 in support of millions of farmers in India who are courageously protesting against new privatization and exploitation laws by the Hindu fundamentalist and reactionary establishment regime of Indian Prime Minister […]

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Council President González’s “Indirect Lobbying” Bill Passes, Strengthening Transparency at City Hall

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance and Education Committee, alongside her Council colleagues passed a lobbying bill requiring additional transparency and disclosures by paid lobbyists and indirect lobbying campaigns.  Council Bill (C.B.) 119968 is intended to provide additional transparency regarding relationships between elected officials and lobbyists, and between proposed […]

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Councilmember Sawant, with strong community backing, demands Mayor Durkan strengthen and extend protections for tenants and small businesses facing eviction

‘The question is, who will pay for this two-fold crisis of COVID and the economic recession – big business, or working people? With our petition, renters, working-class homeowners, struggling small business owners, and progressive small landlords are demanding that Mayor Durkan stand with them.’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s […]

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Solidarity with Millions of Indian Farmers Protesting Privatization, Poverty & Indebtedness

This is a resolution my office is co-sponsoring with Councilmember Mosqueda’s office, in solidarity with tens of millions of farmers and workers in India, who are fighting against new exploitative laws by the Hindu fundamentalist and reactionary establishment regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). CITY OF SEATTLE RESOLUTION __________________ […]

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Public Safety and Human Services Committee; State Legislative Agenda; Leadership Transition at the Human Services Department; State Covid Restrictions Extended; Virtual Office Hours

Public Safety and Human Services Committee During most of 2020, regularly scheduled City Council committee meetings have not taken place. Committee meetings have mostly been cancelled due to COVID 19, the need for the Budget Committee to meet over the summer in order to amend the 2020 budget due to revenue shortfalls, and the regular […]

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