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As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $31 Million in New City Investments in “Vision Zero” Transportation Safety Projects and Transit Improvements

City Will Invest $16.7 Million Safety Projects Like Sidewalks, Protected Bike Lanes; Over $14 Million on Additional Transit Service and Enhancements  SEATTLE (September 23) – As part of her 2020 budget, Mayor Durkan announced today nearly $31 million between 2020 and 2023 in new City of Seattle investments in “Vision Zero” transportation safety projects and transit improvements.   The… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Proposed Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $25 Million to Advance New Affordable Housing Across Seattle Using Existing Revenues

Seattle (September 23) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $25 million in new funds available for affordable housing investments for the City of Seattle by using existing revenues from the Real Estate Excise Taxes (REET) II. This step allows the City to take advantage of a change made during the… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget invests in our shared vision for a better future. Her budget makes responsible investments in five key priorities: Youth opportunity; public safety; homelessness; housing; and transit and transportation. The 2020 Proposed Budget is balanced, totaling approximately $6.5 billion. WATCH THE SPEECH FACT SHEET Download… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces $5 million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative

Mayor’s “Housing Seattle Now” Establishes New $15 million EDI Revolving Loan Program Seattle (September 13, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $5 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support Seattle’s existing residents and businesses in high displacement risk neighborhoods. Mayor… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Proposed Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces New Investments to Increase Support for Seattle’s First Responders, Expand Medical and Treatment Services for Most Vulnerable Communities

2020 Proposed Budget Invests in Enhancing Seattle Fire Department “Health One” Program to Help People with Behavioral Health or Substance Use Issues, Non-Emergency Medical Issues, and Access to Services  Seattle  (September 11, 2019) – As part of her 2020 Proposed Budget, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new investments to increase support for the City’s first responders and expand medical and treatment services… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Plan to Invest $1.6 Million in 2020 Budget to Speed Up Hiring, Improve Retention at Seattle Police Department

Following Extensive Survey and Data-Driven Study, Mayor Proposing These Significant Investments in SPD Hiring, Recruiting, and Retention in 2020 Budget Mayor Also Announces Plan to Invest Nearly $850,000 to Continue Community-Based Emphasis Patrols in 2020 Seattle (September 10, 2019) – As part of her 2020 Proposed Budget, Seattle Mayor Jenny A…. [Read more]

As Part of Her Proposed Budget for 2020, Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Investments to Advance Safety Through Community Based Services and Programs

Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget Includes Funding for Five New Community Service Officers as Part of Program Relaunched This Year Seattle (September 10, 2019) – As part of her 2020 Proposed Budget, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced her plan to make new investments in community safety and building opportunity for… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs New Housing Legislation Yakima Avenue Disposition and Tenant Protection Harmonization Bills

Seattle (September 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law her new housing legislation and more robust tenant protections.   “We must continue to act with urgency to address our housing and affordability crisis and developing innovative pathways to homeownership is a necessary component of the bold actions we must take,” said Mayor Durkan. “Over the past decade Seattle was the fastest growing city in the country and our… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Applauds Council Committee’s Passage of Her Plan for Transformational Investments in the Sale of the Mercer Mega Block City-Owned Surplus Properties

Seattle (September 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded of City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee for passing her legislation – a plan for transformational investment in housing, homelessness, and family-wage jobs, a new community center and transportation and pedestrian improvements in South Lake Union, at the under-utilized Mercer Mega… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan to Nominate Office of Housing Acting Director Emily Alvarado to Serve as Permanent Director 

Alvarado Has Served at City’s Office of Housing Since 2014  City Has Made Unprecedented New Investments in Affordable Housing Since Mayor Durkan Took Office  SEATTLE (September 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today she will nominate the City’s Office of Housing (OH) Acting Director Emily Alvarado to serve… [Read more]