Former Councilmember Nick Licata endorses Jon Grant for Seattle City Council

Former Councilmember Nick Licata endorses Jon Grant for Seattle City Council

Nick Licata announced his endorsement of Jon Grant for Seattle City Council Position 8 today, citing their work together on tenant protections as a key reason behind his support.

“Today I’m excited to announce my endorsement of Jon Grant for Seattle City Council, Position 8. Jon has always been a determined advocate for marginalized communities in our city. He was a critical leader at the Tenants Union who helped pass legislation I sponsored to ensure tenants can live in safer and healthier homes. His strength in both community organizing and housing policy is exactly what our city needs right now to take bold action in our affordability crisis.” Licata said.

Grant and Licata worked together and passed rental inspection policy that now holds slumlords accountable. Prior to 2012, health and safety laws were not proactively enforced, which left tens of thousands of Seattle tenants vulnerable to slumlord abuse.

Grant wants to go further to protect tenants. While the rental inspection ordinance passed to create the groundwork for protective regulation, there is much more to be done.

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