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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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest – Special Edition: Our New Fare Share Plan to Invest in Workers, Housing, and Transportation

We’re living in the most disruptive time for our workers since the Industrial Revolution. Our economy is changing, and long-term jobs are giving way to gig work. In this rapidly changing economy, we need to make sure our hard-fought worker protections are available for gig workers. That includes Uber and… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Investing in a Holistic Approach to Public Safety and Our Criminal Legal System

This week, I announced a series of proposals to advance public safety and dedicate new resources to community-based services and programs. Seattle’s Chief of Police Carmen Best and I are deeply committed to ensuring all our communities are safe. In conversations with the Chief and her officers, it became clear… [Read more]

Special Edition – The Durkan Digest: A New Era in the Fight against Homelessness Starts Today

Today marks the start of a new era in the fight against homelessness – not just for the City of Seattle, but for our entire region.   For years, leaders in our region have talked about the need for one unified regional system that has governance, authority, and resources to… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: What to Expect in Chapter Three of the Seattle Squeeze

The next chapter of the Seattle Squeeze is coming. Back in January, we began the first chapter of the Squeeze with the three-week closure of SR 99 through downtown. But working together, we got through it. People got out of their cars. They biked, worked from home, hopped on transit,… [Read more]

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]

The Durkan Digest: Our Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors Help Make Seattle Great

It seems like every day we wake up to new cruel and hateful policies from this president. This week, the president announced his intent to take a step back in our country’s work to protect immigrant children. And earlier this month, the Trump administration announced a “public charge” rule, which effectively imposes an… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: A Generational Opportunity for More Housing, Jobs, Public Spaces, and Safe Transportation Connections

Seattle has a generational opportunity to make transformational investments in housing, jobs, public spaces, and safe transportation. It’s the kind of chance that doesn’t come along very often. On Tuesday, I stood with community members in the heart of South Lake Union to lay out my plan for seizing that… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Our Next Step to Build a Unified Streetcar Route

A world-class city like Seattle needs world-class transit. That’s why at my direction the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has asked the City Council to advance planning for the Center City Connector streetcar. It’s another important step in building a unified streetcar route. In this critical planning phase, City Council… [Read more]