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Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Councilmember Rob Johnson’s Announcement That He Will Not Seek Re-election

Seattle (November 8, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following the announcement by Councilmember Rob Johnson that he will not seek re-election in 2019: “Councilmember Johnson has been a steadfast voice for a more vibrant, inclusive, and affordable Seattle. Working together, we have made major investments in… [ Keep reading ]

After Seattle Voters Approve Her Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Plan, Mayor Durkan Celebrates with Seattle Promise Students and Commits to Results-Based Investments

Voter-Approved Investments Will Allow All Seattle Public Schools Students to Attend Two Free Years of College, Increase Seattle Preschool Program Seats to 2,500 Per Year, and Strengthen Wraparound Supports and Out-of-School Time Opportunities for K-12 Students Seattle (November 7) – Standing in Cascade Hall where less than a year ago she signed Executive Order 2017-14 creating the Seattle Promise College Tuition Program, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the passage of her Families, Education, Preschool… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Voters’ Approval of Her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan

Seattle (November 6) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement tonight following voters’ approval of her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan: “Tonight, we celebrate a victory for opportunity for kids and families across Seattle, and a victory for a more affordable future. “Tonight, we said loud and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on President Trump’s Claim He Can End the Guarantee of Citizenship in the United States Constitution

Seattle (October 30) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to President Donald Trump’s claim that he can end the guarantee of citizenship in the United States Constitution. The Mayor’s statement: “President Trump’s new claim that he can unilaterally end the Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship is morally and legally bankrupt. The President… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Respond to the Mass Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

Seattle (October 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best responded to this morning’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning with the following statement: “This was an act of terror and an act of hate against… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Launches Seattle’s New Traffic Incident “Response Team” to Help Stranded Drivers, Clear Debris and Vehicles So People and Goods Can Keep Moving

As Seattle Prepares for New Era of Tough Traffic Beginning with the Permanent Closure of SR 99 Viaduct on January 11, 2019, Response Team Will Help Ensure Seattle Makes the Most of Available Streets Seattle (October 24, 2018) — As Seattle prepares for a new era of tough traffic beginning… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Marks Opening of New Affordable Housing Units in Lake City at the Former Site of Fire Station 39

New Building Will Help Combat Affordability Crisis by Offering 70 Affordable Housing Units Seattle (October 19) – Standing with leaders from across Lake City, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan helped reopen the former site of Fire Station 39 as a revitalized apartment building for low-income individuals and families. The building was developed… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits New Legislation to City Council to Create Independent Office of the Employee Ombud

Seattle (October 17, 2018) – Following her September 21 Executive Order to update the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted an ordinance to the City Council that would establish an Office of the Employee Ombud (OEO) within the executive branch. The proposed Office of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Six-Year Agreement for Seattle Police Officers to City Council

Seattle (October 15) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted the proposed six-year tentative agreement with Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG) to City Council for final approval. While the cost of living has significantly risen in recent years, Seattle Police officers have been working since 2014 without a contract. In… [ Keep reading ]

In Victory for Public Safety and Seattle, Trump Administration Abandons Initial Effort to Withhold Federal Funds in Retaliation for Policies that Support and Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

City of Seattle Receives $252,157 Federal Justice Assistance Grant; Seattle Police Department Will Use Federal Grant to Fund Three Crime Prevention Coordinators Seattle (October 15) – In a victory for Seattle, the rule of law, and public safety, the Trump administration has abandoned its nearly year-long initial effort to withhold 2017 federal funds… [ Keep reading ]