CouncilMember Sawant » Blog Archive » Social Justice Victories in Business as Usual Budget

“On November 14th, the City Council Budget Committee discussed and voted on a series of amendments to the Mayor’s proposed 2015-2016 budget. Alongside organizing around the need for a fundamentally different approach to the City budget, I introduced amendments to specifically address income inequality and the needs of the most marginalized and oppressed communities in Seattle.

My amendments included allocating funds to raise 1,500 City workers to $15/hr, sustain a year-round women’s homeless shelter and expand services available at homeless encampments. In addition, I also introduced three “Statements of Legislative Intent” to explore the possibility of implementing a Millionaires Tax, prepare legislation for strengthening enforcement of Seattle’s labor laws like paid sick/safe leave and $15/hr, and to look into a $1 billion bond sale to build affordable housing in Seattle.”

via CouncilMember Sawant » Blog Archive » Social Justice Victories in Business as Usual Budget.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s