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Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Renew, Improve Multi-Family Tax Exemption Program That Currently Provides Affordable Rent to Almost 4,500 Low- and Middle-Income Households in Apartment Buildings across Seattle

Improvement to Program Will Limit Rent Increases to No More Than 4.5 Percent Per Year So Apartments Can Remain Affordable; Program Expected to Support At Least Another 1,300 New Affordable Homes over the Next Three Years  Seattle  (July 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council today to renew… [Read more]

Using New State Resources, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Announce Legislation to Invest at Least $50 Million in Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Will Be First City in Washington State to Take Advantage of New State Law That Allows Cities to Retain More Sales Tax to Fund Affordable Housing Development and Operations; City of Seattle and Mayor Durkan Had Advocated for New State Law in Olympia This Legislative Session    Seattle (July 24, 2019)… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Announce City’s Next Steps to Protect Tenants from Eviction and Help Keep Seattle Residents in Their Homes

Mayor Has Directed the City to Update Tenant Protections Including the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance to Align with State’s New More Robust Residential Landlord-Tenant Act; Councilmember Lisa Herbold Will Also Introduce Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Being Held Liable for Property Damage Caused by Their Abusers Seattle (July 10,… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Create Path for More In-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages by Reducing Regulatory Barriers, Also Signs Executive Order to Do More to Address Financial and Permitting Barriers

New Complementary Actions Work Together to Reduce Barriers for Development of More Accessory Dwelling Units in Single-Family Zoned Neighborhoods throughout Seattle  Seattle (July 9, 2019) – Standing next to a backyard cottage in the Whittier Heights community, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed legislation and an Executive Order to advance the development of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) like backyard cottages and in-law apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods throughout Seattle.  … [Read more]

Mayor Durkan’s Resolution Opposing Trump Administration’s Increasing Financial Barriers to Citizenship Passes with Unanimous Bipartisan Support at United States Conference of Mayors

Seattle (July 4, 2019) – Ahead of attending and speaking at a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s resolution in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to increase financial barriers to citizenship passed with unanimous bipartisan support at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th annual meeting this weekend…. [Read more]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Passage of Legislation Loosening Restrictions on Backyard Cottages and In-law Apartments, Says “More Work to Do”

Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted 8-0, passing legislation loosening restrictions on the development of backyard cottages and in-law apartments, also known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).   “Seattle is in the midst of an affordability and housing crisis. This crisis calls on each of… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan, City Attorney Holmes, and Councilmembers González and Mosqueda Welcome Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold the Injunction Against the Citizenship Question on the United States 2020 Census

Seattle (June 27, 2019) – The United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling to uphold the injunction against the citizenship question on the U.S. 2020 Census. The Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Commerce’s decision regarding the citizenship question did not match the evidence and rationale the Department provided… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Commends Introduction of Hotel Worker Legislation to Create Critical Protections for Employees

Seattle (June 27, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded the introduction of legislation to protect Seattle’s hotel workers from harassment and discrimination while also setting new rules on workload, worker retention, and health care benefits. Following the state Court of Appeals decision regarding the 2016 Initiative, Mayor Durkan… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Honors Six LGBTQ+ Community Members at 2019 Pride Awards

Seattle (June 26, 2019) – In her second Pride Reception, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan honored the achievements of six leaders in Seattle’s LGBTQ community with the 2019 Pride Awards. This year’s award winners have had a lasting and positive impact on our City. This year’s winners are being recognized for decades of… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation Advancing Vision of an Affordable, Livable Community for Fort Lawton in Magnolia

Legislation Authorizes the Acquisition of 34 Acres of Public Land and Development of 238 Affordable Housing Units, Including Opportunities for Homeownership; and Parks and Recreation Space Seattle (June 18, 2019) – In her continued effort to address our city’s affordability and housing crisis, today Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, signed… [Read more]