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Participatory Budgeting Advances

Office of Civil Rights to Move Forward on Engagement with Community on Next Steps Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously, 9-0 voted to release over $1 million to support the Participatory Budgeting process, which will ultimately fund the largest appropriation to support a […]

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Committee Passes First Two Pieces in Councilmember Morales’ Tenant Bill of Rights, Protecting Renters From Evictions, Closing Lease Termination Loophole

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her colleagues serving on the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, chaired by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, 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. The two bills, part of Morales’ larger […]

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Council Passes Herbold’s Legislation, Increasing Tenant Protections for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside her Council colleagues and co-sponsors Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales and Andrew J. Lewis, passed legislation today that increases tenant protections for small businesses and nonprofits.  The legislation ensures that rent installments paid according to a payment plan negotiated between a tenant and landlord cannot […]

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Councilmember Morales Thanks Retiring Public Health Director Patty Hayes

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement after the retirement announcement of Seattle-King County Public Health Director Patty Hayes: “After serving as the Seattle area’s public health director for 30 years, I wish Patty Hayes a well-deserved retirement and thank her for her service. The important role of a public health director is made […]

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Councilmember Morales’ Statement on Verdict in Minneapolis

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), together with Community representatives, issued the following statement in response to Verdict in Minneapolis:  “While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges, one conviction does not change the 400 years of systemic racism in our country. This was still a needless loss […]

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Councilmember Morales, Community Call for Close to ‘Lease Termination Loophole’

Protection for all tenants under ‘Just Cause’ Eviction Ordinance will help all renters in post-pandemic rental market Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID), together with Community representatives, announced the first piece in a series of Tenants’ Bill of Rights legislation today at the Plaza Roberto Maestas on Beacon Hill. Morales’ […]

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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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Morales Co-Sponsoring Right to Counsel Legislation

Right to counsel goes a long way toward ‘putting tenants and landlords on equal footing’, gives folks a fighting chance to stay housed and stay healthy Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) issued the following the statement in support of the Right to Counsel legislation and resolution to extend the […]

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Mosqueda, Council Mark 500,000 COVID Deaths Nationwide, Honor Community Members Who Have Passed from COVID-19

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues passed a proclamation honoring COVID Memorial Day, marking the 500,000-plus people nationwide lost to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and remembering the local community members who passed away from, or battled and suffered from, COVID-19.  The Council recognized this grim milestone with a […]

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Councilmember Morales Urges Mayor to Reconsider Essential Hoteling Services for Homeless Neighbors and Seek FEMA Reimbursement

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement after Mayor Durkan and her administration declined to open additional hotel shelters for our homeless neighbors and seek FEMA reimbursement to offset the cost: “Homelessness is by far the biggest issue that my office responds to on a regular basis. Everyone is frustrated at what appears on […]

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