Posts categorized under Mayor Durkan Blog Archives - Office of the Mayor

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]

City of Seattle Joins State Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Seattle / King County Public Health and Over 12 Other Regional Agencies to Mark Smoke Ready Communities Day

SEATTLE (June 19, 2019) – In an effort spearheaded by the City of Seattle, counties across the Puget Sound region are helping to prepare their communities for poor air quality from wildfires by declaring June 19 “Smoke Ready Communities Day.” The City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan also hosted a… [Read more]

During Orca Action Month, Mayor Durkan Files Protest Against Proposed U.S. Navy Air & Water Training Exercises That Could Endanger Southern Resident Orca Whales

Durkan Also Transmits Resolution to City Council Calling on Navy to Reconsider Training Proposal SEATTLE (June 12, 2019) – Mayor Durkan filed a letter of protest today on behalf of the City of Seattle in response to the United States Navy’s Draft Northwest Training and Testing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces City of Seattle Summer Programs for Youth & Their Families

Seattle (June 6, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the City of Seattle’s summer programs for youth and families across Seattle. To help ensure more equitable access to opportunity and safer communities, these summer programs range from investments in career development, to continuing education, to sports and… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González Welcome Passage of Resolution in Support of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

If H.R.6 Were Enacted, 17,200 Residents in Seattle Region Would Gain Path to Citizenship SEATTLE (May 28, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González today welcomed the City Council’s vote to approve their joint resolution in support of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan, Chief Best Announce Additional Steps to Improve Public Safety in Communities Across Seattle

Ongoing Emphasis Patrols in Seven Neighborhoods Will Continue; City Has Begun Additional Regular Summer Emphasis Programs at Golden Gardens, Alki Beach, and Capitol Hill & Continues Operations to Combat Gun Violence in the Central District and Rainier Beach Seattle (May 28, 2019) – Following a neighborhood tour on Capitol Hill… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan’s Legislation to Address the Displacement of Longtime Seattle Residents and Create A More Affordable Seattle in Council Committee Today

Seattle (May 16, 2019) – Following her February announcement establishing her Executive Order addressing displacement, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan formally transmitted legislation establishing Community Preference, which will allow housing developers to give priority access to a portion of housing units to people who work in the neighborhood, or who formerly lived in a neighborhood and… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Nominates Four Leaders to the Community Police Commission

SEATTLE (April 23, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today she has transmitted to the City Council her intention to appoint three new leaders to the City of Seattle’s Community Police Commission and to reappoint a current member to an additional term. All three appointments and the additional reappointment… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council Launches New Website, Announces Seven Priority Projects to Help Seattle Address Affordability, Homelessness, Youth Opportunity, Delivery of Basic Services, and Emergency Preparedness

IAC Members Partnering with City of Seattle Departments to Use Technology to Address Some of Seattle’s Biggest Challenges SEATTLE (April 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council today launched a new website www.seattle.gov/innovation-council, a new resource for the public to stay updated on the IAC’s work and… [Read more]

What the data tells us about Chapter 1 of the Seattle Squeeze: People drove less, took transit, and biked more.

On January 11, together we began the first chapter of the Seattle Squeeze and a new era of tough traffic in Seattle: The full three-week closure of SR 99 downtown. We knew the longest major highway closure in our region was going to be hard.   That’s why ahead of the… [Read more]