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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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Continued Expansion of City’s Navigation Team, New Steps to Connect More People Experiencing Homelessness with Services

AdditionsAllowTeams to Work Seven Days Per Week Applauds $1 Million in State Budget for WSDOT Cleanups Near and Along I-5and I-90 Seattle(May31, 2019)–Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the continued expansion of the City’s Navigation Team through the hiring offouradditionalmembersthat will allow the team to work seven days per week.The… [ 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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on City Council’s Confirmation of Sam Zimbabwe As the Next Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation

Seattle (February 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the successful 8-0 vote by Seattle City Council to confirm her nominee Sam Zimbabwe to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation as its next Director:     “I’m heartened that City Council voted today to confirm him as the permanent Director of the Seattle Department… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2019 State of the City Address

At a time that Seattle is literally under construction, Mayor Jenny Durkan laid out her vision to build a an affordable, inclusive City of the future. Speaking to students and community members at North Seattle College, Mayor Durkan affirmed her commitment to addressing Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, building economic… [ Keep reading ]

February Was Seattle’s Snowiest Month in 50 Years. Here’s How the City Responded.

This month, the City of Seattle faced some of the most extreme winter weather our region has ever seen. Seattle receives an average of 5.9 inches of snow each winter – this year, we got 20.2 inches in the first 11 days of February. Our City hasn’t seen this much… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Snow & Ice Response, February 8th – 13th

UPDATE: February 13, 1:00 P.M. The City continues to work to limit the impact of winter weather on residents and ensure access to critical services, please review the list of departments below for information on operations modifications. Residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertSeattle for updates and emergency notifications…. [ Keep reading ]

The Right Contract to Advance Reform at the Seattle Police Department and Treat Our Officers Fairly

By Cameron McLay The Seattle Police Department is one of the leading departments in our nation. They have advanced best practices in crisis intervention and tactical de-escalation, and received training in procedural justice and implicit bias. They have strengthened oversight and police accountability systems. Collectively, these efforts improve the quality… [ Keep reading ]