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Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs First Budget of Her Administration into Law

Budget Reflects $49 Million in Savings that Mayor Durkan Identified During Budget Process, Including Vacancies and Efficiencies at Departments Seattle (November 26, 2018) – As she approaches her one-year anniversary since taking office on November 28, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2019-2020 budget into law at Fire Station 10,… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle Hearing Examiner Ruling That Clears the Path for More Affordable Housing

SEATTLE (November 21, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan heralded a ruling by the Seattle Hearing Examiner that clears the path for more affordable housing in Seattle.   The Seattle Hearing Examiner ruled today that the environmental analysis of MHA conducted by the City, the Environmental Impact Statement, adequately explores most of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Seattle Will Invest in 91 New Affordable Homes on City-Owned Property in Uptown Adjacent to Seattle Center

Investment Will Support 91 New Permanent Homes for Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness, A Community Art Space, and A Community Workforce Agreement Pilot Seattle (November 20, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined today by Uptown community members, housing advocates, labor leaders, and arts and cultural district representatives as she announced the City of Seattle will invest approximately $6.9 million to build 91 new affordable… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates the City Council’s Passage of Her Proposed 2019-2020 Budget Plan for Seattle

Seattle (November 19, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the City Council’s 8-1 passage of her proposed 2019-2020 budget and issued the following statement: “I am pleased that we have a balanced budget plan that reflects our values and sets a guide for our work in the upcoming year… [ Keep reading ]

To Give People More Options for Getting Around Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City of Seattle Launch Free-Floating Bike Share Plan

Earlier This Year, Mayor Durkan Directed SDOT to Put Forward a Recommendation to the City Council for Adoption of An Annually Renewable Bike Share Permitting Program with More Parking, Bike Racks, and Reporting Tools Seattle (November 19, 2018) – At Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s direction, the Seattle Department of Transportation… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Breaks Ground on 102 New Affordable Homes for People Experiencing Long-Term Homelessness

Seattle will have 2,500 new City-funded affordable rental homes online by 2021 Seattle (November 15, 2018) – Building on the city’s strategy of investing in and developing more affordable homes, the City of Seattle broke ground for 102 new affordable homes in the Little Saigon neighborhood that will serve men and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember González Stand with Asylum Seekers, Condemn Trump Administration’s New Rules That Punish Families Seeking Refuge

Seattle (November 15, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González strongly condemned the Trump administration’s new rules that attempt to end longstanding humanitarian laws welcoming immigrant and refugee families and individuals fleeing violence and persecution at the United States-Mexico border. The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS)… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Signs New Contract for Seattle’s Police Officers

Seattle (November 14, 2018) – Standing with community members, Chief of Police Carmen Best, City Councilmembers, and Seattle Police Department officers, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed legislation for a new six-year contract with the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG). The legislation was approved in an 8-1 vote by City Council… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s Perspective on Approving the SPOG Tentative Agreement

Seattle (November 12, 2018) – Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best sent the following letter to Council President Bruce Harrell and Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, Councilmember Lorena González, concerning the critical need to quickly approve the SPOG Tentative Agreement: Dear President Harrell and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Commends the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ Ruling to Uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Seattle (November 8, 2018) – In a victory for Seattle and welcoming cities everywhere, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a ruling that continues the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Led by City Attorney Pete Holmes, the City of Seattle in March signed on to an… [ Keep reading ]