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Mayor Durkan Signs Her 2020 Budget Plan into Law

Seattle(November 27, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2020 Proposed Budget into law. The City Council voted 8-1 to approve the Mayor’s budget plan on Monday, November 25. This year, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address alongside students, teachers, and community members, at Franklin High School. “I… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s 8-1 Vote to Approve Her 2020 Proposed Budget

Seattle (November 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the City Council’s 8-1 vote to approve her 2020 Proposed Budget: “I want to thank the Council, and particularly Budget Committee Chair Sally Bagshaw for her leadership. Working with City Council, this budget invests in our… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Launches “Affordable Seattle” to Help Residents Easily Determine If They Qualify for City of Seattle Discount Programs 

In Less Than Five Minutes, Residents, Family Members and Service Providers Can Determine If They Qualify for City Benefit Programs Like Discounts on Utility Payments and Free College Tuition through the Seattle Promise Program “Affordable Seattle” Developed in Partnership with Expedia Group As First-Year Project of the Mayor’s Innovation Advisory… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: I Want to Hear from You on Our Fare Share Plan for Uber & Lyft Drivers in Seattle

It’s simple: No worker in Seattle should earn less than the minimum wage once they subtract their expenses. That includes Uber and Lyft drivers, who work long hours to help all of us get where we need to go. Yesterday, I sat down with some of those drivers to hear… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Help Combat Climate Crisis by Converting Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric Heat

Using Oil for Heat One of the Most Expensive and Polluting Forms of Home Heating in Seattle Converting Homes to Cleaner Electricity Would Provide Carbon Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 90,000 Cars off Seattle’s Roads for an Entire Year, A Key Step to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050 Seattle (October… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: My 2020 Budget Plan for Seattle – Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Once a year, I get the chance to present my proposed budget plan to the City Council and the people of Seattle. On Monday morning, I used that opportunity to travel to Franklin High School to join community members, City employees, City Councilmembers, and the amazing students and staff of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget invests in our shared vision for a better future. Her budget makes responsible investments in five key priorities: Youth opportunity; public safety; homelessness; housing; and transit and transportation. The 2020 Proposed Budget is balanced, totaling approximately $6.5 billion. WATCH THE SPEECH FACT SHEET Download… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Investing in a Holistic Approach to Public Safety and Our Criminal Legal System

This week, I announced a series of proposals to advance public safety and dedicate new resources to community-based services and programs. Seattle’s Chief of Police Carmen Best and I are deeply committed to ensuring all our communities are safe. In conversations with the Chief and her officers, it became clear… [ Keep reading ]

Special Edition – The Durkan Digest: A New Era in the Fight against Homelessness Starts Today

Today marks the start of a new era in the fight against homelessness – not just for the City of Seattle, but for our entire region. For years, leaders in our region have talked about the need for one unified regional system that has governance, authority, and resources to… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: What to Expect in Chapter Three of the Seattle Squeeze

The next chapter of the Seattle Squeeze is coming. Back in January, we began the first chapter of the Squeeze with the three-week closure of SR 99 through downtown. But working together, we got through it. People got out of their cars. They biked, worked from home, hopped on transit,… [ Keep reading ]