Tag: Lisa Herbold

Legacy Business Nominations Open through February 14th; November Constituent Email Report

December 11th, 2019

Legacy Business Nominations Open through February 14th In 2016, my first week as a Councilmember, a District 1 resident brought me the idea of a Seattle Legacy Business Program, modeled after a successful San Francisco effort: to “recognize that longstanding, community-serving businesses can be valuable cultural assets to the City.  In addition, the City intends […]

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This Week in the Budget; DEADLINE FRIDAY – New Renters’ Rights Public Comment; First-In-Time Ruling from State Supreme Court

November 21st, 2019

This Week in the Budget This week, Seattle City Council Budget Committee Chair Bagshaw proposed a Chair’s Revised 2020 Budget. This revised proposal incorporated additional requests by Councilmembers that were submitted the previous week. The Budget Committee met on Tuesday, November 19th to vote on budget actions proposed by Councilmembers. The baseline for discussion was […]

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City Prevails in “First-in-Time” Lawsuit at State Supreme Court

November 14th, 2019

SEATTLE – The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously upheld the City’s “first-in-time” ordinance today. The First-in-Time (“FIT”) Rule requires a landlord to notify prospective tenants of the landlord’s screening criteria and offer tenancy to the first applicant meeting them. The Rule does not dictate the criteria, require quantifiable or objective criteria, prevent a landlord from conducting […]

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