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President Harrell Announces Process to Fill Council Vacancy

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) issued the following statement announcing the proposed process to fill the vacancy left by current Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle). Johnson, who made his resignation known publicly earlier today, will serve in his elected capacity through Friday, April 5. The City Charter gives the City […]

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Council President Bruce Harrell Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) issued the following statement regarding his re-election decision: “Today I am announcing my intent not to seek re-election to the Seattle City Council for a fourth term because of my belief that three terms is sufficient in this role at this time. “I have been honored to […]

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Councilmember Juarez, President Harrell Celebrate Approval of NHL Expansion Team in Seattle

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2 South Seattle), Co-Chairs of the Select Committee on Civic Arenas, issued the following statements after the NHL Board of Governors approved an expansion in Seattle, which will bring a hockey team in 2021. The team will play in the soon-to-be renovated […]

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Council President Harrell’s Statement on SPOG Agreement

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), Chair of the Labor Relations and Policy Committee (LRPC), issued the following statement following the 8-1 passage of Council Bill 119368, an ordinance authorizing the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild: “This agreement allows us to […]

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Council Votes to Approve OVG’s Plans to Renovate Arena

ArenaCo. arrangement ‘unprecedented’, uses no public funding   The Seattle City Council approved final transactions documents by a vote of 8-0 to fully renovate the Arena at Seattle Center and formally approve Oak View Group’s (OVG) plan to privately finance. Taken together, the two ordinances – CB 119344 which revises use of the admissions tax; […]

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Council President Harrell Establishes Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle) today announced the establishment of a Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability. Select Committees are created by the Council President and comprised of all nine Councilmembers to comprehensively and effectively conduct the business of the Council, as outlined by Council Rules (SECT. VII) Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw […]

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Council Honors Activist Alan Sugiyama through Street Naming

The City Council passed Resolution 31827 today to honor the legacy of community activist Alan “Al” Sugiyama. 15th Avenue South between South Nevada Street and South Columbian Way will have an honorary designation of “Alan Sugiyama Way.” Mr. Sugiyama, a life-long Seattle resident, community activist, and educator lived over 40 years in the Beacon Hill […]

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Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Move $637.8 Million Education Levy to Full Council

The Select Committee on Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy unanimously voted to advance to Full Council a proposed ordinance to continue the City of Seattle’s investments across the education spectrum. If approved, the levy will expand quality preschool classrooms, continue investments in K-12, and establish tuition subsidies and support for college or post-secondary job […]

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Council President Harrell Schedules Special City Council Meeting to Consider Repealing Employee Hours Tax

Council President Bruce Harrell has scheduled a Special City Council meeting for Tuesday, June 12, and will sponsor legislation that repeals the Employee Hours Tax Legislation.  A City Council vote is expected to occur during the special meeting. The legislation will repeal Ordinance 125578, passed on May 14, 2018 and signed by the Mayor on […]

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Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness

Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness.  The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million  (about 3% of all businesses). The measure […]

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