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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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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…. [Read more]

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… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2019-2020 Biennium Budget

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2019-2020 biennium budget takes a hard look at the City of Seattle’s current spending and projected revenues and envisions a strong future where our government makes important investments in our region’s most pressing challenges, while also focusing on funding essential services and creating a more just and… [Read more]

Transcript: Mayor Durkan’s Remarks on Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy at Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas

Seattle (June 21, 2018) – Standing with a bipartisan delegation of mayors from the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Texas and near the gates of a federal facility for separated migrant children in Tornillo, Texas, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today called… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Leads Bipartisan Coalition of U.S. Mayors in Condemning DOJ and DHS Treatment of Immigrant Families

Mayors Across the County Join Durkan to Support Vacating Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions Seattle (June 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan led a bipartisan coalition of U.S. mayors in condemning the Department of Justice’s and Department of Homeland Security’s treatment of immigrant families and committing to criminal justice reform… [Read more]

ICYMI: Keep making your voices heard and demanding action on gun violence

By Mayor Jenny Durkan The Daily March 22, 2018 For too long, our elected leaders have failed to protect you in your classrooms and in your communities. For too long, after suicides, shootings, and massacres, we have offered thoughts and prayers when we these tragedies could have been prevented. For… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2018 State of the City Address

  In the first State of the City address, Mayor Jenny Durkan laid out her progressive vision for a more affordable, inclusive, and vibrant Seattle – and reiterated her commitment to address our affordability crisis and building economic opportunity through her Seattle Promise College Tuition, which provides two years of… [Read more]

Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month. All across Seattle, City of Seattle departments are hosting events celebrating black history, black experiences, and black lives in our City. Mayor Jenny Durkan would like to invite residents to attend an event in your neighborhood to learn more about the history, culture, and contributions… [Read more]