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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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Morales: Passage of Sex Ed Bill Helps Establish ‘Age-Appropriate, Accurate’, Comprehensive Sex Ed For All Students

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2) issued the following statement regarding Referendum 90: “The subject matter may be sensitive to some, but voters still clearly recognize that a comprehensive sex-education bill should be the law of the land.   “Thanks to an informed electorate, voters approved Referendum 90 and sent a clear message: sex ed in […]

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Morales, Community to Call For ‘Expert-Led’ Approach to Homelessness Outreach

Homelessness Outreach Provider Ecosystem (HOPE) model to progresses in City Council budget discussions on Friday during Committee meeting Following weeks of budget discussions, this Friday City Council will discuss the proposal made by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle and Chinatown/International District) to create a new 5-person team to replace the Mayor […]

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Councilmembers Herbold, Morales Respond to Mayor’s Announcement Regarding Navigation Team

Call on the Mayor to ‘immediately move’ additional $1.4M Council provided for outreach, commit to ‘not destroying’ belongings  Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle) responded to Wednesday’s announcement by Mayor Durkan regarding the Navigation Teams: “The Council […]

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Council Passes MiChance Dunlap-Gittens’ Youth Rights Ordinance

Protects Children and Young People by Requiring Lawyer When Interacting with Law Enforcement Seattle, WA — Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the CID) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), alongside their Council colleagues, passed the MiChance Dunlap-Gittens’ Youth Rights Ordinance, which gives protections to children and young people by requiring […]

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Councilmembers González, Mosqueda, and Morales Respond to Chief Best Announcement to Retire

Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales issued the following statement in response to Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announcing her plan to retire: “Together we want to thank Chief Carmen Best for her dedication to the people of Seattle during her twenty-eight years of public service. Throughout […]

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Council Unanimously Passes Resolution In Support of East African Immigrant Population’s Access to Money Transfer Operators

Morales’ resolution highlights cultural relevancy and positive economic impact of MTOs Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) and her Council colleagues unanimously passed a resolution on Monday in support of Seattle’s East African immigrant population and their ability to access reliable and culturally relevant “money transfer operators.”  The resolution, sponsored […]

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Morales: Progressive Revenue Bill Includes Provision for $215M in Additional Funds, Represents ‘Major Structural Change’

Morales’ $215M amendment serves to mitigate ‘overlapping crises’, address ‘devastating impact of layers of inequity’, and will help fund Community Wealth Building, Housing and GND Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the C/ID) issued the following statement after she and her Council colleagues voted 7-2 to pass amended Council Bill 119810 during […]

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Councilmember Lewis, City Attorney Holmes Introduce Legislation to Repeal Outdated Drug Traffic Loitering Law

Bill repeals ‘war on drugs’ policy disproportionately impacting communities of color SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7, Magnolia to Pioneer Square) and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes introduced legislation today to repeal a relic from the failed “War on Drugs,” Seattle’s Drug Traffic Loitering law. The Drug Traffic Loitering law was adopted in the […]

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Councilmember Morales, Council Passes Protections for Renters Evicted During COVID-19 Crisis

Legislation provides relief for renters by ensuring evictions during crisis are not counted against them Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown/Int’l District) and her Council colleagues passed legislation in an 8-1 vote to protect renters, ensuring evictions that occurred during and six months after the COVID-19 crisis aren’t used against […]

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