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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 Durkan Announces Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Invest Millions of Dollars in Housing Near Transit and Transportation Projects Like the Downtown Streetcar

Proposal Will Generate $52 Million through 2025 for More Than 500 New Affordable Homes Near Transit for Low- and Middle-Income Workers  Proceeds Will Also Fully Fund Center City Connector Streetcar and Establish First–in–the–Nation Driver Resolution Center  SEATTLE (September 19) – Standing alongside housing, transit, and worker advocates, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced her new Fare Share proposal to mandate that Uber and Lyft drivers be paid a minimum wage in addition to compensation for benefits and expenses, which will go into… [Read more]

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

Seattle (September 16, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated City Council’s passage of her legislation making transformational investments in housing, homelessness, and family-wage jobs, adding a new community center and transportation and pedestrian improvements, at the under-utilized city-owned Mercer Mega Block properties, in South Lake Union. More than half of the… [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]

Members of Region’s High Barrier Individuals Working Group Announce New Pilot Programs to Focus on Individuals Cycling through the Criminal Justice System in Seattle and King County

Four New Pilot Strategies Aim to Address Intersection of Homelessness Crisis, Criminal Legal System, Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders with Multi-Disciplinary Approach across Jurisdictions Mayor Durkan, Executive Constantine Investing in Pilot Programs in Their Respective Budgets for 2020 Seattle (September 12, 2019) – Members of the region’s High Barrier Individuals… [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]