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Mayor Durkan Celebrates the City of Seattle’s 150th Year Since It Was Incorporated

Seattle (October 17) – Standing alongside City of Seattle employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan kicked off the celebration of the City of Seattle’s 150th year and helped launch Seattle at 150: Stories of the city through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives. Seattle at 150 is a commemorative book that… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Joins Fellow Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Winners at C40 World Mayor Summit to Release New Climate Action Playbook

If Adopted by the 100 Largest American Cities, the Winning Strategies Could Collectively Reduce City Emissions by 28.5%, Meeting Their Share of the Country’s National Paris Target by 2025  COPENHAGEN, DK — Today at the 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mayor Durkan joined Mike Bloomberg to release… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Establish First-in-the-Nation Driver Resolution Center

Proposal Will Also Generate $52 Million through Increased Charge on Companies Per Ride for More Than 500 New Affordable Homes Near Transit for Low- and Middle-Income Workers, Fully Fund Center City Connector Streetcar SEATTLE (October 2) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted five bills as part of her Fare Share… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Her Legislation to Increase Investments in Affordable Homeownership on City-Owned Property

Under Mayor Durkan, the City of Seattle Will Nearly Double Homeownership Opportunities for Families Earning Under 80 Percent Area Median Income Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation to create permanently affordable homeownership developments on under-utilized, City-owned property in northwest Seattle…. [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Legislation to Protect Renters by Strengthening Landlord-Tenant Regulations

Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s unanimous vote to approve her suite of legislation to better protect renters at risk of eviction and displacement. “Over the past decade, Seattle was the fastest growing city in the country and our housing supply has not kept up with… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order to Advance Contracting Equity, Expand City of Seattle’s Outreach to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Seattle (September 24) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed a new Executive Order to affirm and advance the City of Seattle’s commitment to economic inclusion and contracting equity, and expand the City’s outreach to women- and minority-owned businesses (WMBE). “As a large buyer in our local economy, we have a… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Into Law Her Plan to Renew and Expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program That Provides Affordable Rent to Seattle Families, Holds Swearing In Ceremony for Emily Alvarado As Director of the Office of Housing

Seattle (September 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed into law her plan to renew and expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program that provides affordable rent to Seattle families and held a swearing-in ceremony for Emily Alvarado, the new permanent Director of the City’s Office of Housing.   The MFTE program provides affordable rent,… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Plan to Convert Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric and Help Fight Climate Change

Using Oil for Heat One of the Most Expensive and Polluting Forms of Home Heating in Seattle   Converting Homes to Cleaner Electricity Would Provide Carbon Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 90,000 Cars off Seattle’s Roads for an Entire Year, A Key Step to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050   SEATTLE (September 23,… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Delivers Her Annual Budget Address, Transmits Her 2020 Proposed Budget to City Council

Seattle (September 23) – Standing alongside students, teachers, and community members at Franklin High School today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2020 Proposed Budget to the City Council. You can view the Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget at: www.seattle.gov/budget. The City of Seattle’s 2020 Proposed… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Nearly Double City of Seattle’s Child Care Assistance Program to Serve 600 Additional Children

By 2020, Families of Approximately 1,400 Children Under 13 Years Old Will Now Have Subsidies to Reduce Cost Burden of Child Care  Mayor’s Budget Also Implements Her Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Plan Approved by Voters in 2018, Which Expands Successful Seattle Preschool Program  SEATTLE (September 23) – At Franklin High School, Mayor Durkan announced… [Read more]