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This week in the budget; Reminder: Neighborhood Street Fund Applications Open through November 19; Funding to Reduce Flooding in D1; Salmon Returning; Status Report on Developer Impact Fees to Augment Transportation Funding; Seattle Police Officer’s Guild contract

This week in the budget This week the Budget Committee met on Wednesday to vote on the balancing package proposed by Chair Bagshaw. The committee also voted on items brought forward by Councilmembers to amend the balancing package, with corresponding reductions to balance the budget. New items I proposed that the Council approved included: Concord […]

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#TeresaTuesdays – Budget Update, Safe Streets for All, and more!

Budget Update – Week Eight We are closing in on the end of budget season. Last Wednesday, Budget Committee Chair Sally Bagshaw unveiled her balancing package, and we were excited to see many of our priorities included – funding and support for our public health communicable disease response, funding for the Home Zone pilot project to […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on SPOG Agreement

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement following the passage of Council Bill 119368 by an 8-1 Council vote today. The ordinance authorizes the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild. “Before […]

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Council President Harrell’s Statement on SPOG Agreement

Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), Chair of the Labor Relations and Policy Committee (LRPC), issued the following statement following the 8-1 passage of Council Bill 119368, an ordinance authorizing the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild: “This agreement allows us to […]

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“Stop the Bleed” Trainings and Stations Coming to D5!

Thank you to Sandy Motzer, Susanna Cunningham, Ann Forest for all of their hard work to share Stop the Bleed training and tools in North Seattle! They installed life-saving “Stop the Bleed” stations in the Lake City Community Center and the Meadowbrook Community Center, thanks to a $5,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award they applied for […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Councilmember Sawant Announces She Will Vote Against Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract

I sent out the following news release announcing my plan to vote ‘No” on the Seattle Police Officers Guild contract, in solidarity with numerous community groups and union members calling for police accountability. NEWS RELEASE: Councilmember Sawant Announces She Will Vote Against Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract Sawant supports wage increases but urges Mayor Durkan […]

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Union Members Stand Against Rollback of Police Accountability in SPOG Contract

This morning, more than 40 of my fellow union members and I were proud to stand in solidarity with Seattle’s working people for police accountability. Union Members Stand Against Rollback of Police Accountability in SPOG Contract We, the undersigned Seattle-area union members, fully support fair pay for Seattle police officers. The wage increases their union, […]

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Councilmember Sawant Announces She Will Vote Against Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement in opposition to the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) contract, saying it would roll back hard-won, and still all-too-limited, police accountability measures passed last year. The SPOG agreement is scheduled to come before the City Council for a vote this afternoon. In announcing her […]

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This Week in the Budget; Seattle University Public Safety Survey; Constituent Budget Emails

This Week in the Budget On Wednesday Councilmember Bagshaw, chair of the Budget Committee, released her proposed budget balancing package. Next Wednesday, November 14th, the Budget Committee will vote on the proposed balancing package, and any amendments proposed by Councilmembers. Amendments to the balancing package must be balanced. A number of items I proposed, as […]

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A Message for My Constituents

In the wake of an exciting election night on Tuesday, many will now turn their attention to our district elections next year. With the goal of respectful transparency and a desire to hold the door open for those who might be interested in running for the District 4 seat, I am announcing that I will […]

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