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

Seattle (September 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded of City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee for passing her legislation – a plan for transformational investment in housing, homelessness, and family-wage jobs, a new community center and transportation and pedestrian improvements in South Lake Union, at the under-utilized Mercer Mega… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Permanently Affordable Homeownership Investments at Two Seattle City Light Public Properties in Northwest Seattle

Seattle is First City to Utilize State Law for a Utility Surplus Property to Transfer Seattle City Light Property at No Cost for Affordable Homeownership Seattle (September 5, 2019) – As part of her Housing Seattle Now initiative, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new investments by the Office of Housing today… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan to Nominate Office of Housing Acting Director Emily Alvarado to Serve as Permanent Director 

Alvarado Has Served at City’s Office of Housing Since 2014  City Has Made Unprecedented New Investments in Affordable Housing Since Mayor Durkan Took Office  SEATTLE (September 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today she will nominate the City’s Office of Housing (OH) Acting Director Emily Alvarado to serve… [Read more]

City of Seattle to Increase City-Funded Hours at Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, and Loyal Heights Community Centers for Fall 2019 and All of 2020

In Response to Reduction of Independently-Funded Community Center Hours by the Non-profit Organization Associated Recreation Council, City of Seattle Will Fund Additional hours for Four Centers and Preserve Access to Drop-in Recreation Activities Seattle (August 28, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Parks and Recreation announced today that… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Restrictions on the Use of Pesticides Containing Glyphosate by City Departments

 City Will Review Pesticides as Part of Update to the Integrated Pest Management Program  Seattle (August 23, 2019) – To help protect residents and City employees from toxic chemicals, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she has signed Executive Order 2019-05 restricting the use of pesticides containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, by City departments.   Effective immediately, City… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Build 91 New Affordable Rental Homes in the Uptown Neighborhood

New Affordable Housing Development Will Include 19 Apartments for People Who Have Recently Experienced Long-Term Homelessness; Arts and Cultural Space on the Ground Floor Seattle (August 21, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today she has transmitted legislation to the City Council to establish a long-term lease agreement between the… [Read more]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Effort to Withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and Expand Family Detention

Seattle (August 21, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following statement condemning the Trump administration’s effort to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and replace it with a new rule that would eliminate safeguards that prevent the indefinite detention of children. Under the Flores Settlement Agreement, the government… [Read more]

Making a More Affordable Seattle and Keeping Residents in Their Homes: Mayor Durkan Applauds Committee Passage of Updates to City Ordinances to Align with More Robust Protections Offered by the State and Announces Transmittal of Additional Tenant Protections to Council

Seattle (August 14) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded members of the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts (CRUEDA) committee for the quick passage of her legislation to harmonize the City’s ordinances with the improved tenant protections offered by changes to state law. Her legislation was transmitted to the City Council in July.   “To address our housing and affordability crisis… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Invest At Least $50 Million without New Taxes in Permanent Housing for People Experiencing Long-Term Homelessness

New Step Is Key Part of Mayor’s “Housing Seattle Now” Initiative; Mayor Durkan Signs Her Fifth Major Piece of Legislation to Increase Affordable Housing in 2019 City of Seattle Set to Be One of the First Cities to Take Advantage of New Legislation Passed in Olympia Earlier This Year Seattle… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Invest At Least $50 Million without New Taxes in Permanent Housing for People Experiencing Long-Term Homelessness

New Step Is Key Part of Mayor’s “Housing Seattle Now” Initiative; Mayor Durkan Signs Her Fifth Major Piece of Legislation to Increase Affordable Housing in 2019 City of Seattle Set to Be One of the First Cities to Take Advantage of New Legislation Passed in Olympia Earlier This Year Seattle (August… [Read more]