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Councilmember Mosqueda Creates JumpStart Community Self-Determination Fund to Fight Displacement & Discrimination

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) celebrated the 7-0 vote to pass her bill creating the JumpStart Housing Community Self-Determination Fund It is funded by revenue from the JumpStart progressive payroll tax to support organizations building housing to address displacement, redress the longstanding harms of discriminatory lending practices, and advance equitable development. This fund will help create greater housing […]

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Mosqueda Decries Supreme Court Decision Ending Roe v Wade, Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Reproductive Justice

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe and Casey decisions, limiting healthcare access for millions of women:  “Cities like Seattle will continue to be a safe haven for individuals looking for access to comprehensive healthcare which includes abortions, and value reproductive freedom. We need to show our support not […]

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Mosqueda Celebrates JumpStart Court Victory 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after today’s legal victory for JumpStart Seattle, the progressive payroll tax she championed, when it was upheld as valid by the Washington State Court of Appeals:  “Thanks to the City’s legal team and the broad coalition of businesses, labor unions, community-based organizations, affordable housing advocates, environmental […]

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Mosqueda Appointed to National Local Progress Board

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) was appointed to the board of Local Progress, a national network of elected officials working in nearly 700 localities to help lead progressive change at the local level. Local Progress is a movement of local elected officials who work to advance a racial and economic justice agenda […]

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Seattle’s Revenue Forecast Shows Improved Numbers, Although Budget Challenges Remain 

SEATTLE – Today the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts released its revenue forecast, projecting improved revenue since November. However, the City is still facing a budget deficit and increased uncertainty due to global events.  The newest forecast shows a modest increase in projected revenue, roughly a $32.5 million increase for the City’s General Fund resources, and an increase of $57.3 million to Non-General […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Joins President Joe Biden, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Other National Leaders to Discuss Impacts of American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. – Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) joined a gathering of national leaders today, including President Joe Biden, to discuss the impacts of the American Rescue Plan. The panel, part of the National League of Cities (NLC) annual conference, focused on the historic opportunities created by these national investments including housing, direct cash assistance, and the need for ongoing relief for those most adversely impacted by the pandemic.   In Seattle, Councilmember Mosqueda, along with the Mayor and the rest of the City […]

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Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrates First Revenue Returns from Progressive JumpStart Seattle Tax

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) the architect and champion of JumpStart Seattle, reacted to the first revenue numbers from Seattle’s progressive payroll tax. To date, the City has collected $231 million from the JumpStart tax from taxpayers for their 2021 tax liabilities, about $31 million above the most recent revenue forecast issued in November […]

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Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Statement in Support of Continuing Grocery Store Worker Hazard Pay

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement today in support of continuing the Grocery Store Worker Hazard Pay unanimously passed by Council earlier this year:  “I am proud to have passed and led the first in the state Hazard Pay for Grocery workers in Seattle, and proud to have extended the Hazard […]

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Ben Noble appointed Director of the new Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts

SEATTLE – The City’s Economic and Revenue Forecasts Council has announced that Dr. Ben Noble has been appointed as the inaugural director of Seattle’s new Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts (OERF).  Noble has a proven track record of revenue forecasting and fiscal and policy analysis in the public sector. He has worked for the City of Seattle for more than 20 years, serving the last eight as Director of the City Budget Office and, before that, as Director of the City Council’s Central Staff.   The OERF was […]

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Chair Mosqueda and the Seattle City Council’s Final 2022 Budget Becomes Law

Historic investments into housing and supportive services made possible by JumpStart Progressive Revenue Council protected SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of the Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan signing the City of Seattle’s 2022 Budget into law today: “The final 2022 City Council Budget that Council passed goes into […]

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