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Seattle Councilmembers vote ‘no’ on land use exception, eye comprehensive opportunities to address affordable housing

The Seattle City Council voted no on Council Bill 120750 during Full Council today. This vote is consistent with the Land Use Committee vote on April 17. “A more effective approach to attaining citywide neighborhood affordability is to make the benefit of development capacity generally available to all and to do so through the draft...

Seattle City Council observes week of remembrance for Japanese American incarceration
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Seattle City Council observes week of remembrance for Japanese American incarceration

The Seattle City Council and Mayor Bruce Harrell signed on to a proclamation today observing a week of remembrance for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Monday marked 82 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 leading to the forcible removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and into incarceration....

Dancers celebrate Lunar New Year at Seattle City Hall.
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Seattle City Council recognizes February 10 as Lunar New Year

Members of the Seattle City Council signed on to a proclamation recognizing February 10, 2024 as Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon. The proclamation was brought forward by Seattle City Councilmembers Tammy J. Morales (District 2) and Tanya Woo (Position 8). Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell also signed on to the proclamation. “As we say...