The City of Seattle may create a legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees, providing representation for them in immigration court. This vastly increases their chances of being able to stay in the country.
On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 President Trump signed Executive Orders that directly impact our immigrant and refugee community. This resolution reaffirms the City’s commitment to stand by, support and protect our immigrant and refugee communities
This legislation would add stability and predictability to workers' schedules as well as their incomes.
The City is considering legislation to expand paid parental leave and create a family leave benefit for City of Seattle employees.
The Council seeks to balance the economic opportunity created by short term rentals with the need to maintain the availability of long-term rental housing.
As the city faces an affordable housing crisis, the Council developed legislation to increase the housing supply by encouraging low-impact housing options that fit within the scale and character of Seattle's single-family neighborhoods.
The Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation to improve gun safety in Seattle. One establishes a gun violence tax on firearms and ammunition and the other to requires mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms.
The Council has passed legislation to create more affordable housing throughout the city.
The purpose of the Seattle Renters’ Commission is to advise the Mayor and City Council on issues and policies of importance to renters citywide.
View an infographic explaining the how the Council is building lasting, independent police reform in Seattle.
The Council is considering the construction of a new North Precinct facility for the police to serve the north end of the city.
The Council unanimously passed legislation to ban conversion therapy, or the attempt to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, for minors.
Learn more about marijuana in Seattle.
Seattle City Council unanimously adopted legislation that will give eligible drivers at taxi, for-hire, and companies like Uber and Lyft a voice on the job and the opportunity to negotiate for improved working conditions.
The following letters have been signed by at least two councilmembers
The Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) provides community oversight and awareness of Seattle Police Department practices and its employee accountability system.