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City of Seattle Announces Start of Wage Study To Determine Minimum Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle (November 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the City of Seattle announced today the start of a wage study that will collect and analyze data to determine a fair wage floor for Uber and Lyft drivers in the City of Seattle. The study follows Mayor Durkan’s proposal,submitted… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to the Trump Administration: We Will Continue to Welcome Refugees in the City of Seattle

Seattle(November 14, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan sent a letter today to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirming that she welcomes refugee resettlement in the City of Seattle. The letter comes in response to Executive Order 13888, which will allow states and municipalities to restrict refugee resettlement in their… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council to Help Develop Comprehensive Plan for Supporting Industrial and Maritime Jobs and Innovation

Seattle Has Opportunity to Develop a Comprehensive Strategy for the Future of the Industrial and Maritime Sectors Citywide Panel and Neighborhood-based Groups in Ballard, SODO, Interbay/Armory, and Georgetown/South Park to Advise Strategy Seattle (November 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the creation of the City’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Her Legislation to Increase Investments in Affordable Homeownership on City-Owned Property

Under Mayor Durkan,the City of Seattle Will Nearly Double Homeownership Opportunities for Families Earning Under 80 Percent Area Median Income Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation to create permanently affordable homeownership developments on under-utilized, City-owned property in northwest Seattle…. [ 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 Durkan Signs Executive Order to Advance Contracting Equity, Expand City of Seattle’s Outreach to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Seattle(September 24) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed a new Executive Order to affirm and advance the City of Seattle’s commitment to economic inclusion and contracting equity, and expand the City’s outreach to women- and minority-owned businesses (WMBE). “As a large buyer in our local economy, we have a… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Nearly Double City of Seattle’s Child Care Assistance Program to Serve 600 Additional Children

By 2020, Families of Approximately 1,400 Children Under 13 Years Old Will Now Have Subsidies to Reduce Cost Burden of Child Care Mayor’s Budget Also Implements HerFamilies, Education, Preschool and Promise PlanApproved by Voters in 2018,Which ExpandsSuccessful Seattle Preschool Program SEATTLE(September 23) – At Franklin High School, Mayor Durkan announced… [ 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 ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle Voters’ Approval of Her “Libraries for All” Plan to Renew and Expand Investments in the Seattle Public Library

SEATTLE (August 6, 2019)– Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement tonight following voters’overwhelmingapproval ofher Libraries for All plan to renew and expand investments in The Seattle Public Library’s (SPL) 27 location across Seattle: “Tonight, we won a victory for young people, students, families and lifelong learners.” “I am… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Summer in Seattle

One of my favorite things to do as mayor is to get out into the community and hear from our neighbors all across Seattle. Tomorrow is no different. I’m excited – especially now that the summer weather is back – to be heading back to West Seattle for a neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]