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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… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle (December 16, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement, thanking the City Council for the 5-1 passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to Create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness across the region:  “Today is a historic day. After many… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Two Years of Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Two years ago this week, I had the amazing honor of being sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Seattle – and the first woman to lead the City of Seattle in nearly a century. From Day One, my goal has been to deliver the essential services our growing city… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on the Passing of William D. Ruckelshaus

Seattle (November 27, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on William D. Ruckelshaus, who passed away today at age 87: “I am so saddened by Bill’s loss, but so thankful to have known him and for all he has done for our country and region. My thoughts… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Launches “Affordable Seattle” to Help Residents Easily Determine If They Qualify for City of Seattle Discount Programs 

In Less Than Five Minutes, Residents, Family Members and Service Providers Can Determine If They Qualify for City Benefit Programs Like Discounts on Utility Payments and Free College Tuition through the Seattle Promise Program “Affordable Seattle” Developed in Partnership with Expedia Group As First-Year Project of the Mayor’s Innovation Advisory… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Listening & Investing in Community-Based Public Safety Priorities

TIt’s so true: The best way to listen and to know what is happening in Seattle is to get out of City Hall. Since I’ve become mayor, I’ve had the chance to do 23 different neighborhood tours, in every corner of our city. Last week, I met with amazing young… [Read more]

Listening and Investing in Community-Based Public Safety Priorities

It’s so true: The best way to listen and to know what is happening in Seattle is to get out of City Hall. Since I’ve become mayor, I’ve had the chance to do 23 different neighborhood tours, in every corner of our city. Last week, I met with amazing young… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Investments That Make An Impact on the Homelessness Crisis

Late last month, I announced my budget plan for Seattle for 2020.  This past week, City Council began consideration of my proposal.  One of the core priorities of that budget is investing in addressing one of the great moral challenges of our time:   Our homelessness crisis.  Over the last year, as we’ve added more accountability, we’ve also started doing more than ever to… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest Climate Edition: Leading on Climate Change & the C40 Cities World Mayors Summit

Seattle doesn’t have the luxury of climate denial. We already see the devastating impacts of climate change on our City, our region, and our planet. In the face of our federal government’s failure to act, cities like Seattle must continue to lead the way on climate. In Seattle, we’re committed… [Read more]