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Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Her Legislation to Increase Investments in Affordable Homeownership on City-Owned Property

Under Mayor Durkan, the City of Seattle Will Nearly Double Homeownership Opportunities for Families Earning Under 80 Percent Area Median Income Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation to create permanently affordable homeownership developments on under-utilized, City-owned property in northwest Seattle…. [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Legislation to Protect Renters by Strengthening Landlord-Tenant Regulations

Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s unanimous vote to approve her suite of legislation to better protect renters at risk of eviction and displacement. “Over the past decade, Seattle was the fastest growing city in the country and our housing supply has not kept up with… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order to Advance Contracting Equity, Expand City of Seattle’s Outreach to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Seattle (September 24) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed a new Executive Order to affirm and advance the City of Seattle’s commitment to economic inclusion and contracting equity, and expand the City’s outreach to women- and minority-owned businesses (WMBE). “As a large buyer in our local economy, we have a… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Into Law Her Plan to Renew and Expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program That Provides Affordable Rent to Seattle Families, Holds Swearing In Ceremony for Emily Alvarado As Director of the Office of Housing

Seattle (September 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed into law her plan to renew and expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program that provides affordable rent to Seattle families and held a swearing-in ceremony for Emily Alvarado, the new permanent Director of the City’s Office of Housing.   The MFTE program provides affordable rent,… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Plan to Convert Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric and Help Fight Climate Change

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 (September 23,… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Delivers Her Annual Budget Address, Transmits Her 2020 Proposed Budget to City Council

Seattle (September 23) – Standing alongside students, teachers, and community members at Franklin High School today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2020 Proposed Budget to the City Council. You can view the Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget at: www.seattle.gov/budget. The City of Seattle’s 2020 Proposed… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Nearly Double City of Seattle’s Child Care Assistance Program to Serve 600 Additional Children

By 2020, Families of Approximately 1,400 Children Under 13 Years Old Will Now Have Subsidies to Reduce Cost Burden of Child Care  Mayor’s Budget Also Implements Her Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Plan Approved by Voters in 2018, Which Expands Successful Seattle Preschool Program  SEATTLE (September 23) – At Franklin High School, Mayor Durkan announced… [Read more]

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]