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Seattle Council and Mayor call on Congress to address public safety crisis impacting cannabis businesses, pass the SAFE Banking Act 

The Seattle City Council and Mayor signed a letter today calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the SAFE Banking Act.   This bill allows cannabis businesses to access normal banking services and shift away from the cash-only model they are currently forced to use under antiquated federal laws.   In large part because of […]

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Seattle Councilmembers Herbold, Lewis Unveil PayUp Policy to Increase Minimum Pay, Transparency & Flexibility for App-Based Workers

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) unveiled the first bill in the PayUp policy proposal. The bill covers minimum payment, transparency, and flexibility issues. Many app-based or “gig” workers on platforms like DoorDash, Instacart, and Uber Eats are underpaid and can end up earning a sub-minimum […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Lewis introduce ‘PayUp’ legislation to protect app-based workers

The bill would ensure app-based workers earn a minimum compensation, protect transparency, and increase flexibility  Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) and Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) will join Working Washington and Seattle Restaurants United on Thursday to discuss the first in a suite of bills called “PayUp” focused on […]

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Statement from Councilmember Herbold as concrete deliveries to West Seattle Bridge resume 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle) issued the following statement as concrete deliveries to the West Seattle Bridge resumed early this morning allowing crews to continue repairs that had been delayed by ongoing labor negotiations.  “We are now just 245 cubic yards, just 30 truckloads, of specialized concrete from reconnecting Seattle. My […]

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Councilmembers Lewis, Herbold Announce Audit to Address Organized Retail Crime

Seattle, WA — Councilmembers Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle/South Park) announced today the City Auditor is beginning work on an audit of organized retail crime (ORC). Since the pandemic, downtown Seattle has been adversely affected by organized retail crime. In response, this […]

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Councilmember Herbold Statement on Mayor Harrell’s Press Conference on Public Safety

SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Harrell’s press conference on public safety earlier this morning: “I applaud Mayor Harrell’s attention to public safety in Seattle and calling for a multilayered approach to address the challenges we face. The full year data in […]

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Councilmember Lisa Herbold calls for increased oversight of SPD use of ruses, deception

SEATTLE – Following revelations that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) faked radio calls claiming a hate group was marching through Seattle on June 8, 2020, Councilmember Lisa Herbold (Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Human Services) is calling for increased oversight of SPD’s use of deceptive tactics, or ruses.  Following a similar improper […]

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Seattle City Council Finalizes 2022 Budget, Prioritizing Housing, Homeless Services, Healthy & Safe Communities

Invests an historic $194 million in affordable housing, $15.4 million in homelessness services, fully funds SPD hiring plans while investing $27.5 million in upstream public safety solutions SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement following the final vote on the 2022 budget from the Select Budget Committee: “The […]

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Mosqueda Corrects Inaccurate Information on SPD; Confirming Federal Monitor Briefed & Feedback Incorporated

Chair Committed to Transparent, Accountable Budget Process that includes correcting misinformation Seattle, WA —  Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide), Chair of the Select Budget Committee, spoke today during Council Briefing to clarify misinformation published by The Seattle Times editorial board about engagement with the Federal Court Monitor Central, following a Central Staff Presentation last Friday to correct misrepresentations of investments Seattle […]

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Councilmember Herbold Proposes ‘Significant Increases’ in City Budget for Mental Health Investments

SEATTLE –  To respond to the ‘shadow pandemic’, Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee proposes additional resources in this year’s budget for school- and community-based mental health clinics, survivors of gender-based violence, and a new voluntary stabilization facility for Seattle residents experiencing a behavioral health crisis. “The […]

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