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Mayor Jenny Durkan: Addressing Race and Social Justice Disparities Must Be Focus of Seattle City Government

Executive Order Affirms Commitment to RSJI   SEATTLE (November 28, 2017) – At an event in Chinatown-International District, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order affirming the City of Seattle’s commitment to the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI). “Issues of racial and social inequity have become sewn into… [Read more]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s First Action As Mayor Aims to Help Households Struggling with Rent

Durkan Issues Executive Order to Develop and Implement New Strategies to Quickly Help Seattleites on SHA Waitlist   Seattle (Nov 28) – In her first action, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, signed an Executive Order aimed to quickly develop and implement strategies, including rental assistance, to assist rent-burdened lower income… [Read more]

Jenny Durkan First Woman in Nearly a Century and First Lesbian Mayor of Seattle

SEATTLE (November 28, 2017) – Pledging to tackle Seattle’s challenges of affordability, social and racial injustice, homelessness, and housing, Jenny A. Durkan was sworn in as Seattle’s 56th Mayor in a ceremony at the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones administered the oath… [Read more]

Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan’s Statement on DOJ’s Threats to Seattle

Seattle – Following the Department of Justice’s letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement: “This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police… [Read more]

Seattle Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan Announces Seattle’s Most Diverse, Inclusive Transition Committee Representing All Parts of the City

Majority of Committee is People of Color & Women Seattle (Nov. 13) – Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan unveiled her full transition committee, a diverse and inclusive group of more than 60 community leaders and experts. The committee includes housing and homelessness advocates, social justice activists, transportation advocates, environmentalists, labor,… [Read more]