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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… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: School’s Almost Out – Learn About Summer Program Opportunities for Young People Across Seattle

At the City of Seattle, we have a responsibility to help young people and their families thrive when school gets out for the summer. That’s why this week,I announced the City of Seattle’s summer programsfor youth and families across our City. These important summer programs help ensure that more of… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: What We’re Doing to Connect More People Experiencing Homelessness with Services & Shelter

Over the past year, the City of Seattle has taken some important steps to address homelessness, and we know we are having an impact: Earlier today, All Home released its final2019 Point in Time count, which showed the first reduction of homelessness in Seattle and King County since 2012. Still,… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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 (May16, 2019)–Following her February announcement establishing her Executive Order addressing displacement, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan formally transmitted legislation establishingCommunity 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, a new resource for the public to stay updated on the IAC’s work and… [ Keep reading ]