Posts for 'Councilmember González'

Back to School; Free ORCA Cards for Students; Free Health Care Clinic; Budgeting with Lorena

September 14th, 2018

September Means #BackToSchool! Congratulations to all of the students who returned to school this month!  And a mighty congratulations to Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association on reaching an agreement on a new teachers’ contract. To celebrate the kick off of another school year, my office delivered more than 20 backpacks and #BackToSchool […]

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Education Levy, Summer Lunch Program, and Goodbye to a Member of our Team

June 14th, 2018

Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy Ordinance On Monday, June 11, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed revised CB 119258 out of the Select Committee for Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy. The revised package proposed by my committee co-chair, Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and I, reflects a proposal that investment in preschool, K-12, and […]

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Seattle Stands United

February 6th, 2018

This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received citizenship assistance and 535 people received immigration legal consultations. The event brought together 800 volunteers to provide a meaningful service for many of our neighbors […]

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Why I plan to support Kirsten Harris-Talley for Council Position 8

October 6th, 2017

For almost 15 years, I have worked on championing civil rights for the people of Seattle and Washington State. That work has included advocating for an inclusive work force, suing large corporations and government when anti-discrimination laws were violated and mentoring young people of color, especially women of color. Indeed, in my office, three of […]

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I Believe in You, I Believe in Us

November 21st, 2016

Friends, It’s been almost two weeks since we found out who the 45th President of the United States will be. In the wake of the presidential election, many members of our community have expressed fear and concern with the uncertainty of how this new president will govern based on the divisive language he used and […]

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You City Dollars at Work

November 7th, 2016

With the fall days getting darker and darker we’ve been burning the midnight oil at City Hill to craft a budget that is attuned to the needs of all Seattleites. As we head into another round of negotiations I want to give you a quick update of where we are in the process, and my […]

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Revisiting the North Precinct Project

September 15th, 2016

I continue to believe that the existing North Precinct police station must be replaced to meet the needs of North Seattle residents and the operational needs of North Precinct officers. However, after reviewing hundreds of pages and hearing from a wide variety of community members, it is clear that we must take a step back […]

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Councilmember González’ Statement on Introduction of Encampment Legislation

September 6th, 2016

Councilmember Lorena González issued the following statement regarding today’s upcoming decision to introduce legislation to revise the City’s encampment clear out policy: “In two months, the City of Seattle will be recognizing the one-year anniversary of the declaration of a State of Emergency on Homelessness.  Sadly, in the almost twelve months since that declaration, we […]

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Responsibly Moving Forward with the North Precinct

August 10th, 2016

Over the past several months, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans committee (GESCNA) has had multiple public hearings regarding the design, operations and cost of a new police precinct that would serve all of North Seattle (Council Districts 4, 5 and 6).  The current Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct serves approximately forty percent […]

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Fighting for Families / Luchando para Familias

June 23rd, 2016

En Español In English We are a nation of immigrants. Our greatest national monument, the Statue of Liberty, is etched with the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Today, those words are weighing heavily on my mind and heart. This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued a […]

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