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Councilmember Sawant unveils draft rent control legislation
Councilmember Sawant unveils draft rent control legislation

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) and tenants gather for a press conference and rally in City Hall to unveil and answer questions about draft rent control legislation for Seattle and the rent control movement in our state and around the country. Also, Sawant stands with the tenants of the Chateau Building to celebrate their breakthrough victory on affordable housing and relocation assistance last week against developer Cadence. This press conference was held just ahead of a special committee meeting to discuss the draft rent control legislation.

Speakers include:

Councilmember Kshama Sawant, City of Seattle

Reverend Angela Ying, Bethany United Church of Christ

Renee Holmes, Chateau Building Tenant

Violet Lavatai, Tenants Union of Washington State

Devin Silvernail, City of Seattle Renters Commission

Matt Maley, Seattle Education Association

Shirley Henderson, Seattle small business owner


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