Posts for February, 2019

Worker, organization and community letters of support for the resolution calling for a transparent and inclusive search for the Human Services Director position

February 27th, 2019

Below are an arrangement of letters my office has received for organizations, workers and community members in relation to the appointment of a new permanent director at the Human Services Department. Our office has put forward a resolution calling on the Mayor to undergo an inclusive and transparent search for this vital position, which oversees […]

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Letters between my office and the Mayor’s office on the Human Services Department and Jason Johnson

February 27th, 2019

My office has stood proudly with the human service workers, and other community members in their demands for an inclusive and transparent search for a permanent Human Service Department Director. Below are letters between my office and the Mayor’s office over the course of the last year, requesting the Mayor’s Office attend and speak at […]

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Powerful letter to Mayor Durkan from Halcyon Mobile Homeowner

February 26th, 2019

Below is a letter my office received from a homeowner at the Halcyon Mobile Homes Park, Patty Zeitlin, in response to a recent letter from Mayor Durkan attacking the Halcyon community’s hard won moratorium stopping redevelopment of their community. We stand proudly with fighters like Patty in their struggle to stay in their homes and […]

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Our Voices Matter: Pack City Hall for Human Services Meeting

February 20th, 2019

Dear friends: Please join community members, Human Service workers and providers, and me tonight, Feb. 20, at 6:00pm, as the Human Services Committee takes up the resolution directing how the City of Seattle will select its next Human Services Department director: Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters Rights Committee Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:00pm Seattle City […]

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Honor racial and social justice: My letter to Mayor Durkan, calling on her to include the community and workers in a comprehensive search for a permanent Human Services Department director

February 7th, 2019

I have written a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan, explaining why I have not advanced her nomination of a permanent director of the Human Services Department, and calling on her to involve city workers, the community, and human service providers in an open, transparent, and inclusive candidate search. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ February 7, 2019 Dear Mayor Durkan, […]

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