Posts for 'Councilmember Mosqueda'

#TeresaTuesdays – Employee Hours Tax, Safe Consumption Sites, Ed Levy, Seattle City Light and Domestic Workers

June 14th, 2018

We Will Work Together to Find New Revenue My office has heard a lot of concern regarding the Employee Hours Tax (EHT). I have concerns as well, but I cannot back a repeal without a replacement strategy to house and shelter our neighbors experiencing homelessness. While a vote went forward to repeal the tax, our […]


#TeresaTuesdays – Happy May Day, 3 Ways to Get Engaged, Expanding Opportunity for Affordable Housing & More!

May 2nd, 2018

Happy May Day! Thousands of people across the globe and from Seattle are marching today to champion the rights of workers and put a spotlight on labor issues, immigrant rights, and social justice. Today is a reminder of the power of the people and the resilience of our communities. Thank you to everyone who is […]


The Seattle Office of Labor Standards Recovers More Than $40,000 in Subminimum Wage Violations on Behalf of Workers with Disabilities

April 26th, 2018

After a thorough investigation by the Office of Labor Standards (OLS), Northwest Center has agreed to pay a total of $40,791 in back wages, unpaid interest and other monetary remedies to ten employees with disabilities who were paid subminimum wages. Northwest Center has already reimbursed the employees over $37,000 and will pay the remaining amount […]


#TeresaTuesday – February 2018

February 6th, 2018

One Month Into 2018 It has been an exciting couple of weeks for our office. Our Chief of Staff, Sejal Parikh, came on board on February 1st. Joining Policy Advisor Michael Maddux, Office Manager Faride Cuevas, and Scheduler/Community Outreach lead Aretha Basu, #TeamTeresa is continuing to move forward with an agenda that protects workers’ rights, supports women and minority […]


#TeresaTuesdays – One Month In

January 24th, 2018

Our Work Continues We’re One Month In to 2018, and I am excited to report that we are on track to get some good things done this year. January is where we begin preparing our workplans for the year, and my team has been listening to the community, identifying priorities for the Housing, Health, Energy, […]


Kicking Off 2018!

January 10th, 2018

We’ve Hit the Ground Running! This week, during my inauguration for my full-term as Council Member, I gave a glimpse into the work we will be doing in 2018. The challenges facing the people of our city are real, but I when we work together with solutions rooted in community needs, I know we can […]


Teresa Tuesdays: The HHEwR Committee & Short Term Rentals

December 12th, 2017

The HHEwR Committee! (pronounced her) Yesterday my colleagues voted me to be the Chair of the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights (HHEWR) Committee. We will do important things together in 2018 to make Seattle a more affordable place to live and a healthier place for our families. In my committee, we will work to […]


Teresa Tuesdays: KeyArena & Protecting Tenant Rights

December 5th, 2017

#TeresaTuesday It has been one week since I was sworn in as your city councilmember, and we hit the ground running. I was proud to cast my first vote from the dais – approving payment of the city’s bills, but this was not the vote that caught the most attention. KeyArena Council President Bruce Harrell […]


Oath of Office Speech

November 28th, 2017

As Delivered Thank you Council President Harrell, Thank you Mayor Burgess, Thank you council colleagues and esteemed elected officials for your support throughout the campaign, and for being here today. And Thank ALL OF YOU – all of you who worked so hard to help make this day possible. Thank you for your hard work, […]


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