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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Amazon Pulling Out of New York City Headquarters

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after Amazon canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City: “New York City officials, labor, and community came together to set their terms for partnership with one of the biggest and fast-growing […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Judge Blocking Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, and co-chair of the City’s Census Task Force issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census: “Today’s ruling sends a message to our immigrant communities […]

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City Council Honors 100 years of Labor History in Seattle

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), sponsored a proclamation read in Council Chambers today honoring the importance of labor unions and Seattle’s organized labor history. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, when more than 65,000 general workers stopped working for […]

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Mosqueda Statement of Support for Striking EMTs

‘It takes tremendous courage…We stand with you’ Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by members of Teamsters Local 763 who voted to approve a strike: “It takes tremendous courage, dedication and solidarity to go out […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Overdose Prevention Sites Ruling

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Initiative 27, which attempted to ban public funding of overdose prevention sites in King County, was outside the scope of local initiative power: “I celebrate today’s decision […]

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Advancing the City’s Commitment to Protecting Workers from Harassment and Intimidation

Mosqueda:  With new office ‘…we have the momentum to create impactful, lasting change’   Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWR), hosted a committee briefing earlier today and voted legislation out of committee to create the Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO), a key recommendation […]

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Mosqueda: Regional, Statewide Changes Needed to Promote Affordable Housing

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Seattle Planning Commission’s report, titled “Neighborhoods for All: Expanding housing opportunity in Seattle’s single-family zones” which was released to the public earlier today: “With a significant amount of our City being […]

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Mosqueda Selected to Serve on National Task Force to Address Housing Crisis Across America

Coinciding with her one-year anniversary, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) National Affordable Housing Task Force. This national body, made up of elected officials from around the country, will explore how communities can better respond  to the housing affordability crisis felt across the country. The task […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Highlights Key Investments Made in 2019-2020 Budget

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, joined with her City Council colleagues to pass the 2019-2020 Budget by a vote of 8-1 today. “I want to thank Budget Chair Bagshaw for her leadership during this process and juggling nine different Council priorities. Our city’s needs […]

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Council Vote Prioritizes City-owned Properties for Affordable Housing

The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to adopt updated policies that set affordable housing as a priority for City surplus and underutilized property. Resolution 31837, sponsored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, updates policies and procedures related to City surplus property. “This policy […]

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