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Council Committee Passes ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

Bills that fund assistance to homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity will go to Full Council for final vote  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Council President M. Lorena González, alongside their Council colleagues serving on the Finance and Housing Committee, passed the “Seattle Rescue Plan” out of committee, a […]

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Councilmember Sawant, Community Groups Unite to Call on Mayor Durkan to Extend Eviction Moratorium Through 2021

Urging rank-and-file renters to join the June 24 rally at 6 PM at Cal Anderson Park, Sawant says, ‘Mayor Durkan has a choice: She can stand with struggling renters and extend the eviction moratorium through this year, or represent corporate landlords’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ […]

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Council President González’s Fair Food Delivery Bill Passes, Supporting Restaurants’ Self Determination on Delivery Apps

 Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, alongside her Council Colleagues passed the Fair Food Delivery Bill in a unanimous vote on Monday. The legislation supports restaurants by making sure food delivery apps seek consent from the business before listing them on the platform. “During COVID, our […]

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Council Passes Legislation Establishing Labor Standards for Independent Contractors

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), issued the following statement in response to the unanimous vote on CB 120069:  “Misclassified workers are among the most vulnerable workers and independent contractors are a quickly growing segment of our workforce. We don’t know how many workers are misclassified, but US Labor Secretary Marty […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, June 11; Covid Updates; $30M Available to Fight Displacement; Non-Armed Response to Crisis Calls; Criminal Legal System Strategic Plan; Federal Funding Relief Update; Rental Assistance for Small Landlords; All-Hazards Mitigation Plan

West Seattle Bridge Update, June 11 Construction schedule update The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met on June 10th. The first key update is that work to complete rehabilitation of the West Seattle Bridge is on track for mid-June, 2022. After that, the bridge will need to be tested before it can be open […]

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Sawant Congratulates Seattle Renters for Monday’s Victories, Urges Fight for Rent Control and to Cancel COVID Debt

‘By getting organized, today we won the nation’s strongest ban on school-year evictions, the resolution to extend the eviction moratorium, and the strengthening of our city’s eviction defense laws. Let’s continue fighting for a full Renters’ Bill of Rights – for rent control and to cancel COVID debt!’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), […]

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City Council Passes Two Pieces of Morales’ Tenants’ Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

 Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, alongside her Council colleagues, passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Morales that protect renters from pandemic-related eviction, and no-fault evictions associated with end-of-lease terminations. “These two bills lay the groundwork for us to create more and better opportunities to democratize wealth, to combat gentrification, and to reverse displacement in our […]

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Councilmember Lewis Introduces Legislation to Expand Emergency Homelessness Shelter & JustCARE

A Coalition of Service Providers and Business Organizations Signal Strong Support for the Bill This morning Councilmember Andrew Lewis introduced legislation to broaden $12 million of Council spending authority authorized earlier this spring to expand emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. “When we originally passed this legislation there was no American Rescue Plan or updated […]

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Gun Violence Awareness Day; New South Delridge Farmers’ Market Starts June 12; Critical Support for Residents in Proposed Seattle Rescue Plan; West Seattle Bridge Detour Route Traffic Volumes/Travel Times; SPD Budget Vote; COVID Update: Last Chance to Get Vaccinated at 2801 SW Thistle; Renters’ Rights Forum – June 8, 5:30pm

Gun Violence Awareness Day Proclamation June 4 is the observance of the 7th National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  The Wear Orange campaign begins the weekend of June 4th – 6th, 2021.  The Greater Seattle Moms Demand Action joined the City Council meeting this week to receive a proclamation in recognition. Orange is the color chosen […]

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Council Herbold Signals Support for Critical Investments in Seattle Rescue Plan

‘Trauma-informed, community well-being’ investments  are critical in a Shadow Pandemic’ SEATTLE, WA – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park),  Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, supports $128.4 million in federal recovery funds to aid Seattle’s recovery from the pandemic and COVID-related economic impacts, especially those dedicated to trauma-informed, community well-being […]

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