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As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $31 Million in New City Investments in “Vision Zero” Transportation Safety Projects and Transit Improvements

City Will Invest $16.7 Million Safety Projects Like Sidewalks, Protected Bike Lanes; Over $14 Million on Additional Transit Service and Enhancements  SEATTLE (September 23) – As part of her 2020 budget, Mayor Durkan announced today nearly $31 million between 2020 and 2023 in new City of Seattle investments in “Vision Zero” transportation safety projects and transit improvements.   The… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest – Special Edition: Our New Fare Share Plan to Invest in Workers, Housing, and Transportation

We’re living in the most disruptive time for our workers since the Industrial Revolution. Our economy is changing, and long-term jobs are giving way to gig work. In this rapidly changing economy, we need to make sure our hard-fought worker protections are available for gig workers. That includes Uber and… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

Seattle’s Resilience Roadmap

Over the last decade, Seattle has become the fastest-growing city in America. Our region is a magnet for some of the greatest talent in the world. For many of our communities, Seattle is a place where they can build a better future for themselves and their loved ones. But that’s… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Doing More for Housing for Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness – Without New Taxes

I’ve said it often: Seattle needs more tools to build and operate new affordable homes for our neighbors experiencing long-term homelessness. On Wednesday, we got one of those new tools. That’s when I gathered with community members and state legislators to sign a new law that gives us the chance to… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Helping People Stay in Their Homes and Creating More Housing Choices in Seattle

I’ve heard from so many of our neighbors about how hard it is to get a toehold in housing in Seattle. And even more people have told me how hard it is to keep the place they have.  For too many people, the prospects of renting an affordable unit or… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: This is What America Looks Like

This Fourth of July, I was moved and honored to attend a naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, and to welcome 500 new American citizens. Each and every person at that ceremony endured an incredible journey to get there, and it reminded me of America’s truest purpose: to welcome all who… [Read more]