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To Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19, City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Permitted Events

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) – To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the City of Seattle will suspend all permitted events. These suspensions will remain in effect until at least April… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Outlines Vision for a City With Fewer Cars and Better Transit

Commits to Renew Transportation Benefit District This Year The Seattle Transportation Benefit District funds additional transit service, red bus-only lanes, and free ORCA for students and low-income residents Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan highlighted her key transportation goals for… [ 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 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.Temperaturesare expected toremain 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 ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Smart Cities Dive Names Mayor Jenny Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for Leadership on Fare Share, Investing in Transit, and Increasing Affordable Housing

Seattle (December 9, 2019) –Smart Cities Dive named Mayor Jenny A. Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for her leadership on the Fare Share plan, combating climate change, increasing investments in transit and transportation, and advancing affordable housing for working people and families in Seattle. “I’m grateful to Smart Cities… [ Keep reading ]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle(December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [ Keep reading ]