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SGN exclusive interview: Seattle City Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer According to Seattle City Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle is a tale of two cities. ‘On the surface, this city has a progressive reputation,’ she says. ‘Other cities look to us to see what can be done – from our $15 minimum wage law, to paid sick days, to secure scheduling. Arguably, Seattle is leading the resistance to the Trump administration. ‘People from all over the country want to move here. Our economy is booming. ‘But one layer below all that, you see the inequities. People of color, immigrants, the LGBT community – all of them experience negative outcomes. There’s where you find the greatest level of income inequality. There’s displacement of communities due to gentrification. I’ve talked to seniors who have to pay more in property taxes than they do for their mortgage. ‘There’s so much prosperity but so little shared prosperity!’ Mosqu

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