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As Trump Administration Slashes Food Security Programs, Mayor Durkan Triples Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program to Serve More Families in Need

Additional $2 million will ensure Fresh Bucks serves 6,000 people in 2020, up from 2,000 in 2019 Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that Fresh Bucks, the City’s healthy food program focused on getting more fruits and vegetables into the hands of families with low incomes,… [Read more]

City of Seattle Launches New Information Dashboard to Track Progress, Success of Major City Initiatives

SEATTLE (December 11, 2019) – The City of Seattle launched “Performance Seattle,” a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their City is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks the City’s performance on seven key priority areas including basic City services and provides an in-depth… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Major Actions to Achieve Vision Zero Goals and Increase Traffic Safety

Citywide speed limits will be reduced to 25 miles per hour, Seattle Department of Transportation will double the number of safety-enhanced traffic signals for pedestrian safety, add safety cameras to five new school zones and double the number of red light cameras   2020 Budget Adds $20 Million of New Safety… [Read more]

City of Seattle and Partners Win Nationwide Injunction to Temporarily Halt Trump Administration’s Changes to ‘Fee Waiver’ Rule

Seattle (December 9, 2019) – The United States District Court for the Northern District of California today issued a ruling in support of the City of Seattle’s request for an injunction to temporarily block the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) changes to the fee waiver rule. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces $110 Million to Create 1,944 Affordable Homes, the Largest Award in the City’s History

City will leverage $600 million in additional investments through public and private sources Over the last 3 years City has directly invested $250 million for a total of nearly $1.5 billion to create 4,000 affordable homes Seattle (December 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of… [Read more]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle (December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her 2020 Budget Plan into Law

Seattle (November 27, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2020 Proposed Budget into law. The City Council voted 8-1 to approve the Mayor’s budget plan on Monday, November 25. This year, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address alongside students, teachers, and community members, at Franklin High School. “I… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s 8-1 Vote to Approve Her 2020 Proposed Budget

Seattle (November 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the City Council’s 8-1 vote to approve her 2020 Proposed Budget: “I want to thank the Council, and particularly Budget Committee Chair Sally Bagshaw for her leadership. Working with City Council, this budget invests in our… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Unanimous Vote to Pass Her “Fare Share” Plan to Mandate Minimum Compensation for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Invest in Housing and Transit

Seattle (November 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the City Council’s unanimous 9-0 vote to approve her “Fare Share” plan, which she announced on September 19. Mayor Durkan will sign her Fare Share plan into law later this week. “Our Fare Share plan invests… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Launches “Affordable Seattle” to Help Residents Easily Determine If They Qualify for City of Seattle Discount Programs 

In Less Than Five Minutes, Residents, Family Members and Service Providers Can Determine If They Qualify for City Benefit Programs Like Discounts on Utility Payments and Free College Tuition through the Seattle Promise Program “Affordable Seattle” Developed in Partnership with Expedia Group As First-Year Project of the Mayor’s Innovation Advisory… [Read more]