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Councilmember Strauss Announces Pathway to Permanent Cafe Streets Program

Extending pilot program supports small businesses while permanent guidelines are finalized SEATTLE — Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, introduced legislation co-sponsored with Council President González on Monday to extend the cafe streets pilot program another year and create a path to permanency. This program gives Seattle […]

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Council President González, City Attorney Holmes Launch Initiative to ‘Strengthen Public Trust, Confidence’ Regarding Public Records Held By Mayor’s Office

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, announced her intention this morning to launch a new initiative with City Attorney Pete Holmes in an effort to strengthen public trust and confidence in Seattle’s government, and in response to the Mayor Office’s mishandling of public records: “Seattle’s strict […]

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Council President González, Mayor Durkan, and Congresswoman Jayapal Urge Congress to Create Roadmap to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, and her Council colleagues, with the concurrence of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, passed a resolution today urging Congress to pass immigration reform and more federal support for immigrants and refugees.  The resolution encourages Congress to create a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, and […]

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Mayor Durkan, Council President González and Chair Mosqueda Propose $18 Million for Health, Food and Families

In advance of Federal American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan, Mayor, Council President, and Council Budget Chair propose additional community investments for remaining Federal CARES Act Funds — On Tuesday Mayor Jenny Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced a new $18 million COVID Relief package focusing on health, […]

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Council President González’s Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

SEATTLE – Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement in response to the verdict issued in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin: “Seattle, like the rest of the country, has been anticipating the jury’s verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd. For weeks, we have […]

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Council President González Says SPD’s Inappropriate Communication Undermines LGBTQ Community, Public Trust

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after learning the Seattle Police Department shared with officers a communication promoting a free event hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a known anti-LGBTQ religious organization: “By promoting this anti-LGBTQ and far-right religious group’s invitation, […]

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Council President González Response to Shooting in Atlanta, Leaving Eight Victims

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after eight people were tragically killed by a white man in the Atlanta area.  According to the Associated Press, six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women: “My heart is heavy for […]

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Seattle City Council Moves Forward on Alternatives to Policing, Allocates $10.4 Million for Community Safety Capacity Building

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, alongside her Council colleagues voted 8-0 to approve a $10.4 million spending plan for community safety, that will invest in the capacity of organizations building community safety from the ground up to end violence and […]

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Strauss’ “Bringing Business Home” Bill Passes Full Council

Amendments Create Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6 – Northwest Seattle), Chair of the City’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, together with a 8-1 vote of his Full Council colleagues, passed C.B. 120001 to provide additional economic support for small businesses adversely affected by current land use codes during the […]

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Council President González: Eviction Moratorium Extension Welcome Relief for Thousands of Seattle Families

Paving a Path to Recovery, Not Homelessness Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced an extension of the eviction moratorium to June 30, 2021: “Today, Seattle families worried about their housing stability at month’s end, can breathe […]

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