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Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance guarantees the right to legal counsel, free of charge, for any residential renter in Seattle responding to an unlawful detainer suit....

Type Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This resolution expresses the Seattle City Council's support for workers at Starbucks in Seattle who are attempting to form a union. It urges Starbucks to accept card check neutrality and allow their workforce to discuss unionization free from threats, intimidation, anti-union propaganda,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
In 2000, the Seattle City Council passed legislation that requires police officers to wear unobscured name tags that display an officer’s first initial and last name. This ordinance amends the Seattle Municipal Code by prohibiting officers from using a mourning band to cover the serial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan outlines the city's plan for tripling the amount of bicycle ridership in the city and implementing new safety measures. This document includes graphics detailing potential bike lane networks, cost estimates, a biannual progress schedule, and more. ...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This ordinance requires the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to design and construct all new City transportation improvement projects to provide appropriate accommodation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and disabled persons while promoting the safe operation...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance establishes a variety of guidelines regarding the demolition of housing, location of accessory dwelling units, home occupations, and yards. In particular, no demolition permit for a structure containing a dwelling unit shall be issues unless certain requirements are...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Food
This ordinance updates the City's land use code governing urban agriculture uses, including: allowing urban farms and community gardens in all zones; allowing all residents to be able to sell food grown on their property; allowing farmers' markets in more areas; allowing dedicated...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits the use of chokeholds by Seattle police officers and establishes penalties for violations of this prohibition. The ordinance also requires officers to intervene when they witness another officer using a chokehold and establishes a duty for officers to provide...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance establishes minimum labor and compensation standards for transportation network company (TNC) drivers. It also requires TNCs to provide or reimburse personal protective equipment (i.e. face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizing agents, and disinfecting supplies) for TNC...

Type Ordinance
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits Seattle City officers and employees from inquiring into the immigration status of any person or engaging in activities designed to attain this information....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This bill requires owners of non-residential buildings of 10,000 square feet or larger and of residential buildings of five units or more to submit reports of their building's energy performance using the US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Portfolio Manager Tool. The...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance bans City departments from owning, purchasing, renting, or using crowd control weapons. “Crowd control weapons” consist of kinetic impact projectiles, chemical irritants, acoustic weapons, water cannons, or any device used to control crowds by causing pain or discomfort....

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance permits transitional encampments for homeless individuals on all publicly owned property, and implements regulations regarding encampment management, community outreach, transit accessibility and more. It also outlines encampment permit requirements and allows permits...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Energy, Housing
This ordinance requires building owners to measure, report, and disclose their buildings' energy efficiency performance ratings....

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance imposes an income tax on high-income residents, particularly individuals with total income above $250,000 per year. It also outlines payment methods and deadlines, describes eligibility for credit, establishes an examination process, issues amnesty and penalties for...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This ordinance requires grocery businesses to provide their employees with hazard pay at a rate of four dollars per hour for each hour worked during the COVID-19 emergency....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Seattle Ordinance 126035 (“Clean Campaigns Acts”) related to campaign finance regulations. The ordinance limits contributions to independent expenditure committees (CB 119730); prohibits contributions by foreign-influenced corporations (CB 119731); and requires greater transparency...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance prohibits the Seattle Police Department and City Attorney's Office from cooperating with any out-of-state law enforcement agency if the matter concerns abortion-related conduct, or other reproductive health care or services, provided by a licensed health care provider....

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance outlines changes to certain eviction defenses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It states that if a tenant proves that they've suffered a financial hardship during the public emergency which inhibited their ability to pay rent, they can explain these circumstances...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance prohibits the Seattle Police Department and City Attorney's Office from cooperating with any out-of-state law enforcement agency if the matter concerns abortion-related conduct, or other reproductive health care or services provided by a licensed health care provider....

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Housing
This ordinance amendment prohibits landlords from taking adverse action against a prospective or existing tenant based on any eviction history that occurred during or within six months after the end of the COVID-19 civil emergency. Adverse action includes evicting or denying tenancy....

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