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Housing Seattle Now

Earlier today, Mayor Durkan was joined by community members at 12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill to lay out her vision for addressing Seattle’s housing crisis and announce her plan for a surge of new investments in housing for low- and middle-income families: “Housing Seattle Now.” Watch the Speech Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Resolution Opposing Trump Administration’s Increasing Financial Barriers to Citizenship Passes with Unanimous Bipartisan Support at United States Conference of Mayors

Seattle (July 4, 2019) – Ahead of attending and speaking at a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s resolution in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to increase financial barriers to citizenship passed with unanimous bipartisan support at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th annual meeting this weekend…. [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Passage of Legislation Loosening Restrictions on Backyard Cottages and In-law Apartments, Says “More Work to Do”

Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted 8-0, passing legislation loosening restrictions on the development of backyard cottages and in-law apartments, also known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs). “Seattle is in the midst of an affordability and housing crisis. This crisis calls on each of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, City Attorney Holmes, and Councilmembers González and Mosqueda Welcome Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold the Injunction Against the Citizenship Question on the United States 2020 Census

Seattle (June 27, 2019) – The United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling to uphold the injunction against the citizenship question on the U.S. 2020 Census. The Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Commerce’s decision regarding the citizenship question did not match the evidence and rationale the Department provided… [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Jenny Durkan Responds to Threats by President Donald Trump to Retaliate for Seattle’s Status As A Welcoming City

SEATTLE (April 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today in response to threats by the President of the United States to retaliate against Seattle for its status as a Welcoming City: “Time and again, we have seen this administration weaken the moral standing of America and undermine… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on City Council President Bruce Harrell’s Announcement That He Will Not Seek Re-election

Seattle (January 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the announcement by Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell that he will not seek re-election in 2019:  “Bruce has been a friend and colleague for over 30 years. For decades, he has worked tirelessly for our… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $75 Million to Create and Preserve 1,400 Affordable Homes, the Largest Single-Year Increase in Seattle’s History

Office of Housing will invest an additional $10 million in 2018 for development in Northgate City will leverage $314  million  in additional investments through public and private sources  to invest approximately $383 million in new affordable housing*   Almost 4,000 new affordable homes now expected to come online by 2022   Seattle  (December… [ Keep reading ]

As Mayor Jenny Durkan Marks One Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights A Year of Urgent Action to Build a More Affordable, Just, and Innovative City of the Future

Seattle (November 28, 2018) – One year after being sworn in as the first woman to lead Seattle in nearly a century, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan is marking one year of urgent action and spending the week crisscrossing Seattle listening to community members at nearly a dozen community events and roundtables… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on Veterans Day

Seattle (November 11, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:  “Today I reflect on the incredible sacrifices of the women and men who have bravely served our country.  I thank them and let them know, we won’t forget.   “When I decided to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leads More Than 30 U.S. Mayors in Calling on 3D Printer Manufacturers to Stop Their Products from Being Used to Create Homemade, Unregulated, and Untraceable Guns

Seattle (September 26) – Joined by more than 30 mayors from across the country, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan led a letter calling on the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help prevent their products from being used to create homemade, unregulated, and untraceable guns with downloadable blueprints. In June, the Trump administration reached a… [ Keep reading ]