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Honoring Mount Zion Baptist Church as a Protected Landmark in Seattle

Today, we honored Mount Zion Baptist Church and its contributions to Seattle by transmitting legislation asking the City Council to formally recognize it as a protected landmark. Landmark status is reserved for locations in our City that have been of exceptional value to social, political, architectural or community causes –… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to 62 newly sworn-in citizens: “Hello, my fellow Americans. Thank you for continuing the American story.”

On Friday, April 13, Mayor Durkan gave the keynote address at a naturalization ceremony at Seattle Central Public Library. Immediately prior to her keynote address, 62 people from 22 countries took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance and became Americans. Mayor Durkan’s remarks as delivered: Good afternoon, my fellow Americans!… [ Keep reading ]

A Vision for a More Vibrant Downtown with Fewer Cars, More Transit, and Less Pollution

In the next few years, we will continue to rebuild and reimagine downtown Seattle.   Here are a few steps we are taking together: The viaduct will finally come down, and we’ll open our new 99 tunnel. We’ll reconnect our downtown to the sea and redevelop the waterfront. We’ll renew… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Newest Affordability Resource

The crisis of affordability, economic disparities, and homelessness threatens the soul of our City. Too many Seattle families are struggling. As rents and property taxes continue to rise, individuals are being forced to choose between buying much-needed medications, heating their homes, buying groceries, or paying their rent. As a result,… [ Keep reading ]

Safely Securing and Storing Guns Saves Lives

As a pediatrician at Washington’s only Level I trauma center for children and adults, I often see firsthand the devastating consequences of our national epidemic of gun violence. Part of my job at Harborview Medical Center is to help care for the victims of firearm injuries. In both young children… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2018 State of the City Address

In the first State of the City address, Mayor Jenny Durkan laid out her progressive vision for a more affordable, inclusive, and vibrant Seattle – and reiterated her commitment to address our affordability crisis and building economic opportunity through her Seattle Promise College Tuition, which provides two years of… [ Keep reading ]

How the 13th Year Scholarship Empowered Musa to Chase His Dream

This guest post was co-authored by Musa Abdi and Sarah Sabay, the Director of the TRiO College Access Programs at South Seattle College. Sarah added the following note: “I met Musa on his first day at South, and he asked if he can work in our TRIO student center. I… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Stands United

This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received citizenship assistance and 535 people received immigration legal consultations. The event brought together 800 volunteers to provide a meaningful service… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is a leader in ‘Green Fleet Management:’ What that means and why it matters

This guest post is from Andrea Pratt, Seattle’s Green Fleet Program Manager. It is thanks to her hard work, and the work of Seattle’s Finance & Administrative Services department that our city continues to lead the way on green fleet management. – J.A.D. Green vehicles are nothing new to the… [ Keep reading ]

Somewhere to Call Home

Shari Wade is one of the thousands of Seattle residents who has experienced homelessness at some point in time in her life. After struggling to get back on her feet, her life was turned around by permanent affordable housing through Pioneer Human Services. Her story reinforces why I am so… [ Keep reading ]