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Councilmember Mosqueda Reacts to Today’s Dire Revenue Forecast, Updates Budget Calendar 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide and Chair of the Select Budget Committee) issued a statement following today’s updated revenue forecast, which predicts that the City will have significantly less than anticipated revenues for the 2023-2024 budget. Over the biennium, the City is anticipating a net $64 million decrease in Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) […]

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This Week’s Budget Update / Alki Walk with SDOT Director Spotts / Reconnect West Seattle 3rd Quarter Report / Seeking CPC Candidates / Seattle University Public Safety Survey Open / Duwamish River Community Projects to Receive $244,000 in Funding from the City of Seattle / Seattle Transportation Plan Phase 2 Outreach

Contents This Week’s Budget Update Alki Walk with SDOT Director Spotts Reconnect West Seattle 3rd Quarter Report Seeking CPC Candidates Seattle University Public Safety Survey Open Duwamish River Community Projects to Receive $244,000 in Funding from the City of Seattle Seattle Transportation Plan Phase 2 Outreach This Week’s Budget Update This week, the Council met […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates Seattle’s Award from C40/Bloomberg Philanthropies for Green New Deal Investments 

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after it was announced Seattle won the C40/Bloomberg Philanthropies “United in Building a Movement” award for the work the City is doing to advance the Green New Deal, funded by the JumpStart Seattle progressive payroll tax prime sponsored by Councilmember Mosqueda:  “Cities are positioned to experience […]

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The Alex Clardy Edition

Contents The Alex Clardy Edition This Week in the Budget City’s Covid Civil Emergency to End Public Comment Extended for New Alki Elementary School Seattle’s 2023 Minimum Wage Increase Tour With Vigor and Long Live the Kings Office Hours The Alex Clardy Edition I am writing to let you, constituents of District 1 and other […]

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Council President Debora Juarez Denounces Behavior as “Unacceptable”

Seattle, WA – Council PresidentDebora Juarez (District 5 – North Seattle) issued the following statement in response to reports about the Seattle Police Department’s response to ‘disturbing incidents’ at her home: Today I spoke with Chief Adrian Diaz and discussed the patently unacceptable behavior directed towards Councilmember Kshama Sawant. I was assured that SPD is conducting an investigation […]

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Councilmember Strauss, Taproot Theatre Company clarify events from public safety forum Monday

Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) and Taproot Theatre Company released a statement today clarifying the events from the public safety forum hosted earlier this week: Councilmember Strauss: “Upon arrival, I said to the organizers they might be able to create a safer, more candid space if they ask people not to record. I […]

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Introducing All Policy is Local, a new podcast from Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis

Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis is launching a new podcast called All Policy is Local to take community members beyond the headlines and give them a seat at the table for some of the most important public policy conversations facing Seattle and local governments across the nation today.  Subscribe now You can find All […]

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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 […]

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Councilmember Strauss Introduces Permanent Street Café Legislation

In September, Councilmember Dan Strauss held the 2nd Ballard Avenue Design Charrette with local businesses and residents to gather feedback on interim changes SEATTLE– Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6- Northwest Seattle), Chair of the Land Use Committee, introduced legislation to make outdoor dining permanent in Seattle. This begins the final step in the pathway to […]

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My speech for the 2022 Indigenous People’s Day celebration in Seattle

October 10, 2022 Solidarity with the Duwamish and all Coast Salish peoples of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! Eight years ago, ordinary people organized with our socialist City Council office to win recognition of Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle. By passing this historic resolution, the City of Seattle rejected a celebration of Columbus Day, and […]

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