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Council President González Introduces Legislation to Provide Relief for Renters, Landlords During Coronavirus Crisis

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) announced two pieces of legislation today intended to provide relief for residential tenants during the coronavirus crisis.  González is sponsoring the two bills, which appear on today’s introduction & referral calendar:  The first bill, Council Bill 119761, extends protections for residential tenants, complementing Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 30-day […]

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City Council Leads By Example, Directs Employees to Telecommute, Ensures Pay for All Employees, Virtual Council Meetings in Effect for March

Commits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using appropriate technology to continue to the serve the city Updated 3/9/2020 at 12:30 p.m. Note: Seattle City Council meetings are accessible by listening live through the Council’s listen line at 206-684-8566.  Council President Pro Tem Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Council President M. Lorena […]

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Council President González’s Clean Campaigns Act Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a ban on most political spending by “foreign-influenced” corporations and increased election transparency today, voting in unanimous support of President M. Lorena González’s Clean Campaigns Act during its Full Council meeting. Seattle will become the largest and only the second city in the country to pass such legislation.  Following a […]

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Council President González Announces Birth of Her First Child

States plans to return after 12-weeks of parental leave SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced the birth of her first child, Nadia Luciana González-Williams, born on January 10, 2020.  González and baby Nadia are healthy and healing well, thanks to the support of […]

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Seattle City Council Announces 2020-2021 Committee Chairs and Assignments

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with her Council Colleagues, approved the Seattle City Council’s committee assignments today that will guide legislative work in 2020.  Councilmembers who chair each committee manage legislation related to that committee’s focus. Councilmembers also serve as vice-chairs on committees and as members on others.  Committee assignments last […]

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Colleagues Unanimously Elect González as Council President Making Her the First Latinx Council President In History

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Monday’s first Full Council meeting of the New Year. The Council Presidency is a two-year term.  The President serves as the presiding officer of the Council, sets the Full […]

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González Legislation Would Cap Contributions, Amazon’s $1M+ Is Prime Example of Need for Integrity In Local Elections

–Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9 // Citywide), Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement following reports of Amazon’s ‘$1M plus into Seattle City Council races’: “Seattle voters have the constitutional right to free and fair elections without the out-sized and unfettered influence of corporations.  Amazon’s […]

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City Honors Will of Voters with Hotel Workers Legislation

Legislation follows through on will of overwhelming percentage of Seattle voters, expands harassment and health and safety protections SEATTLE – Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with their Council Colleagues, passed legislation to protect Seattle’s hotel workers from harassment and discrimination, supporting safe workloads, promoting economic stability […]

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Councilmember González Sends Proposed Legislation ‘To Protect the Integrity of Seattle’s Democracy’ to Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9 // Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, sent to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (“Commission”) proposed legislation that will create greater transparency in our electoral process by prohibiting foreign influence in City elections, placing a limit on contributions to political action […]

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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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