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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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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,… [ Keep reading ]