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Housing Bond and Eviction Reform Update; Business Stabilization Fund Pilot; DNDA Spotlight in the Seattle Times!; Bag Ban Report

Housing Bond and Eviction Reform Legislation Update I’ve been advocating to use the City’s bonding capacity for affordable housing and services since taking office in 2015.  In 2017, I sponsored legislation that authorized the City to issue $29 million in limited tax general obligation (LTGO) funding for building affordable housing—using the City’s line of credit […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Notice of Intent to Sell Legislation Passed by Full Council

Legislation requires property owners to inform tenants when selling building SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, along with her Council Colleagues passed by an 8-0 vote legislation that modifies the city’s existing Notice of Intent to Sell ordinance during Monday’s Full Council […]

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Councilmember O’Brien’s legislation passes, creating dedicated funds for the Sweetened Beverage and Short-Term Rental Tax Revenues

Today, the Seattle City Council voted on two pieces of legislation sponsored by Councilmember Mike O’Brien (Dist. 6, Northwest Seattle), chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, passing Council Bill 119551 by a 7-1 vote and Council Bill 119402 by a 7-1 vote. Together, the two pieces of legislation create dedicated funds for the Sweetened […]

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SOCR 2018 Housing Discrimination Testing; Combat Arts Academy in Delridge—OED Small Business of the Month!; South Park Library Reopening Celebration; In-District Office Hours; Response to Court of Appeals Ruling on Municipal High Incomes Tax

SOCR 2018 Housing Discrimination Testing The Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR) conducts testing every year to determine the prevalence of racism and bias in our housing and employment sectors. Also called “affirmative testing,” this strategy gives the City an opportunity to do outreach and education for people in violation of the law, intentionally or […]

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Councilmembers Stand with Community, Call on Mayor to Honor Original Intent of Sweetened Beverage Tax

Councilmembers M. Lorena González, Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien, transmitted a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan, expressing their deep disappointment at her refusal to honor the original intent of how all revenue collected from the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) would be invested.  Instead, the Mayor has set off a false alarm amongst the non-profit community that is unnecessary, inaccurate and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Appeals Court Decision on ‘Tax the Rich’ Legislation

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement today in response to the State Court of Appeals ruling on Seattle’s Tax the Rich (income tax) legislation – Ordinance 125339 – sponsored by Councilmembers Sawant and Herbold, which passed unanimously by City Council in 2017: “Yesterday’s court ruling on our ‘Tax the Rich’ […]

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Herbold Response to Income Tax Ruling

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle – South Park) issued the following statement today in response to the State Court of Appeals ruling on a municipal income tax on those with high incomes. “Two years ago my colleagues and I unanimously passed legislation to tax people with high incomes. In doing so we created […]

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LGBTQ Inclusive Services in Homelessness Services & Ingersoll Report; Council Passes ADU Legislation; Wildfire/smoke preparation; DNDA Funding for Delridge Way SW Improvements; In-District Office Hours

LGBTQ Inclusive Services in Homelessness Services & Ingersoll Report Last year I sponsored a Statement of Legislative Intent that requested Seattle’s Human Service Department  (HSD) to submit guidelines to make sure that the providers with whom the City contracts are offering services and have policies that are inclusive of LGBTQ recipients of those services.  The […]

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Mosqueda: We’re investing in our frontline workers

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, and her Council colleagues unanimously passed in an 8-0 vote an ordinance that would give annual inflation adjustments to providers contracted through the Human Services Department, after over a decade of this issue being raised by non-profit providers.  […]

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Councilmember González Reacts to King County Auditor’s Report of Data Sharing with ICE; Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Being Welcoming City

–Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, joined community leaders and other elected officials today to reaffirm that Seattle is a Welcoming City, with protocols and policies in place to ensure city employees do not share sensitive personal data when interacting with U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

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