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The 13th Year Scholarship Changed My Life

My experience with the 13th year scholarship has been life changing. Not having to pay for college is something that I wish would happen everywhere else. The opportunity to attend college for free is truly a blessing, and I am very grateful. I applied for the 13th year scholarship during… [ Keep reading ]

How ORCA Opportunity Makes My Life Easier

My name is Xavier Albertson and I am a sophomore at Ingraham High School in Seattle. I rely on the E line in order to get to and from school, as do many of my friends and classmates. I use an ORCA card, provided by the City of Seattle and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Members of New Innovation Advisory Council to Address City’s Most Urgent Challenges

IAC members will bring significant talent and resources to the table to create innovative solutions for issues including homelessness, housing, and transportation Seattle (September 19) – Ahead of their first meeting, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the membership of the City’s first ever Innovation Advisory Council. In addition to the… [ Keep reading ]

In Partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, Mayor Durkan Appoints Katya Sienkiewicz as Seattle’s Chief Resilience Officer

Chief Resilience Officer Will Lead City-Wide Efforts to Build Holistic Resilience to the Social, Physical, and Economic Challenges of 21st Century 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation, Is Dedicated to Building Resilience in Cities around the World; Seattle is a Partner in the $164 Million Global Effort Seattle (September 19) — Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Responsible Storage Law

Seattle’s new Responsible Storage Law requires gun owners to keep their guns in a locked container when not being carried by them or under their control, and impose fines for crimes committed with an improperly stored gun. The law goes into effect on February 13, 2019. Why is responsible storage… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Department Leadership

Seattle (Aug 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Linea Laird will serve as Interim Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, effective September 1, 2018. This month, Mayor Durkan has also transmitted the permanent appointments to City Council for: Calvin Goings, Interim Director of Department of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Air Quality “Unhealthy for All” Through Wednesday

Caution for everyone especially for vulnerable groups Seattle (August 20) – Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties have issued an air quality alert for the City of Seattle. With winds pushing smoke from British Columbia and the fires in… [ Keep reading ]

Update on Mayor Durkan’s “Path to 500”

Following Mayor Durkan’s announcement to increase the City of Seattle’s bridge housing and shelter units by 25 percent, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) has been working with community and agency partners to bring these resources online and available to people experiencing homelessness. With Seattle’s shelters continuing to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle releases environmental justice and equitable development plan for the Duwamish Valley

Seattle (June 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, setting forth a series of actions and strategies to expand economic opportunity, make environment progress and increase investments in the South Park and Georgetown communities. The plan is the result of an 18-month process that engaged… [ Keep reading ]

Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Fact Sheet

The Families, Education, Preschool and Promise plan will, if passed, fund education from preschool through college. Investments in education would be as follows: 6% for investments in the Seattle Promise Program $43.8m for Seattle Promise $3.1 from Seattle Colleges 11% for K-12 school health services $1.4m for school-based health center… [ Keep reading ]