A signature program introduced by Councilmember Tammy Morales intended to increase housing and amenities in underserved neighborhoods faces a tough crowd at the Seattle city council. (Tammy Morales campaign)

This month we are excited to be joined by Seattle City Councilmember-elect Tammy Morales for out monthly meetup Tuesday, December 10th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The event is at the Panama Hotel Coffee and Tea House. She will be talking about her campaign, laying out her vision for our city, and taking your questions.

Tammy Morales made it through a crowded primary and a general election where she faced a tidal wave of corporate spending on behalf of her opponent–not to mention Mayor Jenny Durkan trying to ostracize her a socialist. But in the end her long history of community involvement and grassroots organizing carried her through by a comfortable margin–she took more than 60% of the vote.

A Seattle resident for almost 20 years, Morales has been working and advocating for Seattle’s communities of color, most recently as a community organizer for Rainier Beach Action Coalition and as a Human Rights Commissioner. She is trained as a community and regional planner— having spent her career working with frontline communities to bring about food security and stop displacement in low-income neighborhoods. She also has experience having served as a Legislative Director and city budget analyst. She is dedicated to working with community here in Seattle, and to effectively serve the diverse neighborhoods and interests of her district.

As a candidate she was endorsed by a whose who of progressive Seattle including Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, former mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Nikkita Oliver, The Stranger, Seattle Subway, Seattle Bike Blog, Transit Riders Union, Washington Conservation Voter, Planned Parenthood Votes, numerous labor unions, and The Urbanist, amongst others. As a council member she will be joining a council that is arguably more progressive than the one it replaced and has the opportunity to do great things for our city which faces many difficult problems.

This monthly social event is free, all ages, and open to everyone. Come by if you want to meet other people who care about our city, network, or hear from an inspirational speaker at a local establishment. You can find us in the lower room, and our guest speaker starts at 6:30pm. The Panama Hotel Coffee and Tea House in the Chinatown/International District has coffee, tea, beer and wine, and food available. They are also a cool independent cafe in a wonderful historic building in one of Seattle’s great urban neighborhoods. We hope you can join us!

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Patrick grew up across the Puget Sound from Seattle and used to skip school to come hang out in the city. He is an designer at a small architecture firm with a strong focus on urban infill housing. He is passionate about design, housing affordability, biking, and what makes cities so magical. He works to advocate for abundant and diverse housing options and for a city that is a joy for people on bikes and foot. He and his family live in the Othello neighborhood.