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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… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: #StopTheBans, Because We Won’t Go Back

This week, I stood with hundreds of community members and vital voices like NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and Seattle Indivisible for a #StopTheBans Day of Action at City Hall. I am so proud to live and work in a city that turns out in droves on a Tuesday afternoon to stand… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

February Was Seattle’s Snowiest Month in 50 Years. Here’s How the City Responded.

This month, the City of Seattle faced some of the most extreme winter weather our region has ever seen. Seattle receives an average of 5.9 inches of snow each winter – this year, we got 20.2 inches in the first 11 days of February. Our City hasn’t seen this much… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Snow & Ice Response, February 8th – 13th

UPDATE: February 13, 1:00 P.M. The City continues to work to limit the impact of winter weather on residents and ensure access to critical services, please review the list of departments below for information on operations modifications. Residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertSeattle for updates and emergency notifications…. [ Keep reading ]

In the First Two Weeks of the SR 99 Closure, Fewer People Drove Downtown and More People Changed Their Commute Time. Please Keep It Up!

We are now into the third week of WSDOT’s SR 99 closure and the first phase of the Seattle Squeeze, the data tells us some good news: Fewer people are driving in and out of our downtown in cars during peak hours! Although congestion and travel times are similar in many… [ Keep reading ]

A good day and a step forward for our region: Microsoft invests $500 million to address housing and homelessness in the Puget Sound

As a region, the crisis of affordability, housing, and homelessness is the central challenge we face. It’s a crisis that threatens the soul of our city. It’s a crisis that is bigger than Seattle, and demands a regional response. It is just not sustainable to have a region where people… [ Keep reading ]