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City of Seattle Update on Winter Weather Response – Tuesday, January 14

Seattle (January 14, 2020) – Following additional overnight snowfall and freezing conditions, the City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to services. Overnight the City experienced snow flurries, leaving a trace to two inches of snow on the ground and some areas of ice.  Weather forecasts for the Seattle area… [Read more]

City of Seattle Update on Winter Weather Response – Monday, January 13

Seattle (January 13, 2020) – Following limited overnight snowfall, the City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to services. Seattle saw snow showers over the night, with some accumulations of one to two inches on the ground.   Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next several days with overnight… [Read more]

City of Seattle Update on Early Preparations for Snowfall

Seattle (January 12, 2020) – As snow and winter weather begins to fall on our region, the City of Seattle is closely monitoring the situation. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next several days with overnight temperatures in the low 20s.  To maintain roads for emergency travel and to ensure our most… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Get Ready – We Could Have Snow in Seattle

Earlier this week, I held a press conference with City officials and our partner agencies to help ensure Seattle residents are prepared for a potential storm. The National Weather Service is reporting that Seattle and King County could experience snow beginning this weekend and continuing well into next week. In… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Commits City of Seattle to New Actions to Fight Climate Change through Executive Order on Green New Deal

City will no longer build municipal buildings with fossil fuels, announces applications for youth climate council to advise the City  Seattle (January 8, 2020) – Mayor Durkan signed an Executive Order today committing Seattle to new steps to combat climate change. The order requires that all new or substantially altered… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs New Collective Bargaining Agreements with Seattle Firefighters and Represented City Employees

Seattle (December 16, 2019) – Standing alongside labor leaders and City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) for Seattle firefighters and City employees represented by the Coalition of City Unions. The agreements were approved by the Seattle City Council on December 9, 2019. “Seattle is… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle (December 16, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement, thanking the City Council for the 5-1 passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to Create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness across the region:  “Today is a historic day. After many… [Read more]

City of Seattle Launches New Information Dashboard to Track Progress, Success of Major City Initiatives

SEATTLE (December 11, 2019) – The City of Seattle launched “Performance Seattle,” a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their City is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks the City’s performance on seven key priority areas including basic City services and provides an in-depth… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]