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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 ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Unanimous Vote to Pass Her “Fare Share” Plan to Mandate Minimum Compensation for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Invest in Housing and Transit

Seattle (November 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the City Council’s unanimous 9-0 vote to approve her “Fare Share” plan, which she announced on September 19. Mayor Durkan will sign her Fare Share plan into law later this week. “Our Fare Share plan invests… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: I Want to Hear from You on Our Fare Share Plan for Uber & Lyft Drivers in Seattle

It’s simple: No worker in Seattle should earn less than the minimum wage once they subtract their expenses. That includes Uber and Lyft drivers, who work long hours to help all of us get where we need to go. Yesterday, I sat down with some of those drivers to hear… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Establish First-in-the-Nation Driver Resolution Center

Proposal Will Also Generate $52 Million through Increased Charge on Companies Per Ride for More Than 500 New Affordable Homes Near Transit for Low- and Middle-Income Workers, Fully Fund Center City Connector Streetcar SEATTLE (October 2) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted five bills as part of her Fare Share… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Legislation to Protect Renters by Strengthening Landlord-Tenant Regulations

Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s unanimous vote to approve her suite of legislation to better protect renters at risk of eviction and displacement. “Over the past decade,Seattlewasthe fastest growing city in the country and our housing supply has not kept up with… [ 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 Into Law Her Plan to Renew and Expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program That Provides Affordable Rent to Seattle Families, Holds Swearing In Ceremony for Emily Alvarado As Director of the Office of Housing

Seattle(September 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan todaysigned into law her plan to renew and expand theMultifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE)program that provides affordable rent to Seattle familiesandheld a swearing-in ceremony for Emily Alvarado, the new permanent Director of the City’s Office of Housing. The MFTE program provides affordable rent,… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Her 2020 Proposed Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $25 Million to Advance New Affordable Housing Across Seattle Using Existing Revenues

Seattle(September 23) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $25 million in new funds available for affordable housing investments for the City of Seattle by using existing revenues from the Real Estate Excise Taxes (REET) II.This step allows the City to take advantage of a change made during the… [ Keep reading ]