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Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Legislation to Provide Free ORCA Cards to Seattle Public High School Students

Durkan’s Fourth Major Piece of Legislation Passes Council in the Last Week In Addition to Providing Free ORCA Passes, Mayor Durkan’s Plan Will Also Help Meet Growing Demand for Transit Seattle (June 25) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated City Council’s passage of her legislation that would provide free ORCA… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Her Plan to Reduce Emissions from Seattle’s Buildings

Building Sector Second Largest Source of Emissions in Seattle Seattle (June 25) –  Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation that would reduce carbon pollution from our City’s building sector, which passed by a vote of 8-0. Announced by Mayor Durkan in her first… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Picks for Folklife!

The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s beloved traditions, an annual celebration of art and music, and a celebration of diversity in the Pacific Northwest. It’s now our country’s largest community-powered arts festival. Today, the 47th year of Folklife kicks off! Drawing on more than 100 cultural communities, this… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Storage Saves Lives

Any time a leader is willing to step forward and propose responsible firearm laws, we should applaud the effort. Especially when that policy, if implemented correctly—can reduce violence and save lives. The version of Dangerous Access Prevention introduced by Mayor Jenny Durkan is critical to incentivizing secure firearm storage, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s Office Gallery Feature: Lawrence C. Pitre

One of the greatest parts of becoming the Mayor of this City was the opportunity to spend so much time meeting people in every part of Seattle. We are a city of fantastic, diverse communities. While I was crisscrossing this city to roundtables and community events, I met so many… [ Keep reading ]

Another step forward to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs

I wanted you to know that our city is taking another important step to right the wrongs on the failed war on drugs and to help build economic opportunity for more of our neighbors: Today, our City filed a motion asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all misdemeanor marijuana… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Takes Action on Gun Safety

Mayor Jenny Durkan Addresses Gun Safety in Seattle Following outreach and engagement with stakeholders including gun owners, safety advocates, community members, public health experts and others, this legislation will require safe storage of firearms and increase civil penalties and legal responsibility for not reporting lost or stolen firearms, which is… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor-Elect Jenny A. Durkan’s Transition Committee Meeting

[VIDEO] Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan delivers remarks at her first of three transition committee meetings. The 61 member group is led by co-chairs former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of HUD and King County Executive Ron Sims, incoming Deputy Mayor, Shefali Ranganathan, and Plymouth Housing Executive Director Paul… [ Keep reading ]

Open Letter to City Employees

I want to thank you all for your service. You keep our City going each and every day for our residents, businesses, and visitors. Today all of us owe a special thanks to those at Seattle City Light who have worked non-stop to restore power after this week’s wind storm,… [ Keep reading ]