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Mayor Durkan Continues Critical, Urgent Investments in City’s Homelessness Response and Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness  

Seattle  (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her third annual State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan outlined progressive actions and her continued work to deliver improved outcomes. After two years of urgent action on homelessness, including the largest shelter expansion in the history of our City, leveraging $75 million… [ Keep reading ]

City, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership to Create Inclusive, Mixed-Income Community Near Northgate Light Rail Station

Acquisition of 8-Acre property in high opportunity, high displacement risk neighborhood creates promise for equitable growth Seattle (February 10, 2020) – Today Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the rare opportunity for the City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to partner on transforming 8 acres of property into a mixed-income community near the Northgate Light Rail station. Located in a high opportunity and high displacement risk neighborhood, the property… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González denounce Supreme Court decision allowing Trump’s “wealth test” for immigrants to move forward

The City of Seattle is partnering to offer the first in a series of Rapid Response public charge info sessions Seattle (February 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González condemned the recent U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision that allows the Trump administration’s new “public charge”… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Affordable Middle-Income Housing Advisory Council Delivers Recommendations to Increase Housing Options throughout Seattle

Three High-Impact Recommendations Identified to Promote Affordable Housing Choices for Workers Who Comprise the Majority of the City’s Workforce but Mostly Live Outside of City Limits Seattle (January 22, 2019) – Weeks after announcing a record $110 million City of Seattle investment in low-income affordable housing development, Mayor Durkan’s Affordable Middle-Income Housing Advisory Council, delivered a suite of strategies that together, government, the private sector and… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]