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Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Plan for Transformational Investments in Housing, Jobs, Public Spaces, and Transportation Projects through Agreement to Sell Underutilized City-Owned Properties on Mercer Street

Nearly $300 Million in Public Benefits from Agreement with Buyer Would Include 175 Affordable Homes on Site, Family-Wage Jobs on Site, New 30,000 Square-Foot Community Center on Site Cash Proceeds Would Be Reinvested in Housing in Communities across Seattle and Transportation Safety Projects Mayor Durkan Has Transmitted Legislation to City… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle Voters’ Approval of Her “Libraries for All” Plan to Renew and Expand Investments in the Seattle Public Library

SEATTLE (August 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement tonight following voters’ overwhelming approval of her Libraries for All plan to renew and expand investments in The Seattle Public Library’s (SPL) 27 location across Seattle: “Tonight, we won a victory for young people, students, families and lifelong learners.” “I am… [ Keep reading ]

To Help Combat Climate Crisis, Mayor Durkan Proposes Converting Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric Heat

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 (August… [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council for Approving Her Resolution Protesting Proposed U.S. Navy Air & Water Training Exercises That Could Endanger Southern Resident Orca Whales

SEATTLE (August 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council for its 9 – 0 vote to approve her resolution protesting proposed testing and training by the United States Navy that could endanger Southern resident orca whales and other marine mammals in the Puget Sound through the use… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Committee Vote to Advance Bill to Use New State Resources to Invest $50 Million in Permanent Supportive Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Poised to Take Advantage of New State Law That Allows Cities to Retain More Sales Tax to Fund Affordable Housing Development and Operations; City of Seattle and Mayor Durkan Had Advocated for New State Law in Olympia This Legislative Session Seattle (August 1, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Disappointed in Council’s Irresponsible Vote to Create Budget Shortfall & Cut Funding for Vital Low-Income Programs

Mayor Durkan: “Because Council has refused to fund these vital programs or put forward a balanced plan, I will veto this bill.” Council Legislation Changes Use of Short-Term Rental Tax and Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenue, Directly Eliminating Funding for Fresh Bucks, the Child Care Assistance Program for Low-Income Families and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Condemns City Council Plan That Would Cut $6.3 Million in Funding for Critical Services Like Food Banks and Child Care

Council Legislation Would Change Use of Short-Term Rental Tax and Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenue, Directly Eliminate Funding for Fresh Bucks, the Child Care Assistance Program for Low-Income Families and the Nurse Family Partnership, Which Provides Health Care to Low-Income Women Who Are Pregnant Seattle (July 17, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends City Council’s Confirmation of Bobby Humes, Her Nominee to Lead the Seattle Department of Human Resources

Seattle (July 15, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan commended the City Council’s 8-0 vote to confirm Bobby Humes, her nominee to serve as the permanent director of the Seattle Department of Human Resources (SDHR). Humes has served as the interim director of SDHR since February 2019. “Bobby is a dedicated… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Threat to Escalate ICE Raids This Weekend

Seattle (July 11, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today responded to reports that beginning this weekend the Trump administration will escalate United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in communities across the United States. While Seattle is not on the initial list of cities where escalated raids are expected,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Invests Additional $100,000 in Supplementary Budget to Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Communities Most Impacted

$100,000 Investment Will Focus on Culturally Responsive Education and Prevention Programs for Marginalized Communities Most Impacted by Gender-Based Violence Seattle (July 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $100,000 in additional 2019 funding in the second quarter’s supplementary budget for education and prevention programs seeking to address gender-based violence… [ Keep reading ]