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Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Unanimous Vote to Pass Her Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in Honor of the Late LGBTQ+ & Civil Rights Champion

Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote to pass her legislation renaming a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the late LGTBQ+ and civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018. Mayor Durkan’s legislation was transmitted late last… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in Honor of the Late LGBTQ+ & Civil Rights Champion

Seattle (June 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted to City Council legislation to rename a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the late LGTBQ+  and civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018. Under the legislation, the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Apple Announcement of Expanded Presence in Seattle

Apple will add an additional 2,000 employees in the City of Seattle over the next 5 years Seattle (June 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement in support of Apple’s announcement of a Seattle expansion: “These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the… [ Keep reading ]

Representative Jayapal, Mayor Durkan, and Executive Constantine Condemn Trump Administration’s ICE Raids

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following joint statement condemning the Trump Administration’s plans for large-scale raids on immigrant communities: “We strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s threats to conduct large-scale raids targeting immigrant families across… [ Keep reading ]

Under Mayor Durkan’s Expanded ORCA Opportunity Program, 1,500 Seattle Housing Authority Building Residents Begin Receiving Free ORCA Cards

Seattle (June 21, 2019) – Following Mayor Durkan’s expansion of the ORCA Opportunity program, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin distributing free ORCA cards to 1,500 low-income Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residents. The 12-month pilot program will provide unlimited ORCA cards for eligible SHA tenants at no cost. This expansion… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Joins State Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Seattle / King County Public Health and Over 12 Other Regional Agencies to Mark Smoke Ready Communities Day

SEATTLE (June 19, 2019) – In an effort spearheaded by the City of Seattle, counties across the Puget Sound region are helping to prepare their communities for poor air quality from wildfires by declaring June 19 “Smoke Ready Communities Day.” The City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan also hosted a… [ Keep reading ]

To Protect Vulnerable Communities in Preparation for Wildfire Smoke in the Puget Sound Region, City of Seattle Upgrades Community Centers, Seattle Center Buildings with HVAC and Air Filtration Systems

City of Seattle Will Also Recognize Smoke Ready Communities Day in Puget Sound Region With Resource Fair and Tips from Public Health Officials Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19 Seattle (June 18, 2019) – In anticipation of potential poor air quality as a result of wildfire smoke this summer, Seattle Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

During Orca Action Month, Mayor Durkan Files Protest Against Proposed U.S. Navy Air & Water Training Exercises That Could Endanger Southern Resident Orca Whales

Durkan Also Transmits Resolution to City Council Calling on Navy to Reconsider Training Proposal SEATTLE (June 12, 2019) – Mayor Durkan filed a letter of protest today on behalf of the City of Seattle in response to the United States Navy’s Draft Northwest Training and Testing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Steps to Stem the Supply of Unsafe Vehicles Including RVs and Protect Vulnerable People from Predatory Rentals of Hazardous Vehicles

City Will Begin Applying Public Health Criteria to Determine Whether Towed Vehicles Including RVs Should Be Destroyed Instead of Sold Back into Market Mayor Will Also Transmit New Legislation Banning Predatory Rental Practices Where People Purchase Multiple Unsafe Vehicles and Rent Them to Vulnerable Individuals; Plan Includes Requiring Predatory Landlords… [ Keep reading ]

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 programs for youth and families across our City. These important summer programs help ensure that more of… [ Keep reading ]