District 3’s Sawant fighting defamation suit from officers who shot Che Taylor — CHS Capitol Hill Seattle

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant faces a defamation lawsuit from the Seattle Police Department officers who shot Che Taylor last year. Sawant filed for a motion to dismiss last week. The officers, Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding, claim she used the fatal shooting while naming the officers to further her own administrative agenda and political platform.

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Community Organizer, Rainier Valley Resident Chosen For City Council Position

Kirsten Harris-Talley emerged victorious from 16 applicants vying to occupy Seattle City Council’s vacant Position 8, left open after Tim Burgess accepted the position of interim Mayor of Seattle until Nov. 28. Harris-Talley who was appointed on Friday afternoon will hold her council position for 51 days.

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Seattle’s Budget with Burgess: BLM and Mandated Retirement Money

As Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess announced his changes to the budget created by former mayor and accused sexual abuser Ed Murray, the new mayor gave an explicit nod to Black Lives Matter, focused on sexual assault survivors, and expressed gratitude for the Seattle Fire Department.

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Seattle City Council Introduces Legislation to Divest From DAPL-Investor, Wells Fargo

Photo by Kelsey Hamlin

by Kelsey Hamlin

After Mayor Ed Murray and two Councilmembers sent a letter to Wells Fargo directing Seattle to end negotiations with the bank, Councilmembers introduced and referred a bill Monday that would do just that.

via Seattle City Council Introduces Legislation to Divest From DAPL-Investor, Wells Fargo — South Seattle Emerald

City Council Meeting Erupts with Block the Bunker Protests, Altercation with Security Guards


Protesters prepare for a demonstration in Seattle City Hall (Photo by Kelsey Hamlin).

Once Seattle City Council’s Monday meeting reached items on the agenda involving a new North precinct (‘the Bunker’), demonstrations were held, tensions rose, and the meeting was adjourned — which wouldn’t be the first time. But before all that, Seattle Council Security confronted Block The Bunker activists in what was described by […]

via City Council Meeting Erupts with Block the Bunker Protests, Altercation with Security Guards — South Seattle Emerald