Morales believes City Council has been listening too much to corporations and lobbyists and not enough to community concerns. “I think this district needs a really strong advocate,” she said. “I really want to use this seat, if I’m elected, to serve the people of District 2, really build power and build their voices, bring them to City Hall so that we can make sure that working families don’t have to struggle so hard.”International Examiner
“In District 2, we have folks that are at the highest risk of displacement with the lowest opportunity to jobs and employment. That is a breeding ground for displacement, so OK we’ve identified those two problems. What are we going to do about it?”
Morales said allowing backyard cottages and the city’s Housing Affordability and Livability plan as possible solutions to reducing displacement. She also said the city should start directly building more public housing.
To fight rising childcare costs, Morales said the city should incentivize building new childcare centers and subsidy costs for families so no family is forced to spend more than ten percent of their income on healthcare.
A community organizer who nearly unseated Seattle Council Councilmember Bruce Harrell in 2015 is running again and this time with a major endorsement.The Seattle Times
Tammy Morales, who announced her candidacy Monday, will be backed in Harrell’s District 2 by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who represents most of Seattle and co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Ari Hoffman and Matthew Perkins also also campaigning in District 2.