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Mayor Durkan Commends Introduction of Hotel Worker Legislation to Create Critical Protections for Employees

Seattle (June 27, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded the introduction of legislation to protect Seattle’s hotel workers from harassment and discrimination while also setting new rules on workload, worker retention, and health care benefits. Following the state Court of Appeals decision regarding the 2016 Initiative, Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Honors Six LGBTQ+ Community Members at 2019 Pride Awards

Seattle (June 26, 2019) – In her second Pride Reception, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan honored the achievements of six leaders in Seattle’s LGBTQ community with the 2019 Pride Awards. This year’s award winners have had a lasting and positive impact on our City. This year’s winners are being recognized for decades of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in Honor of the Late LGBTQ+ & Civil Rights Champion

Seattle (June 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted to City Council legislation to rename a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the late LGTBQ+  and civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018. Under the legislation, the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Apple Announcement of Expanded Presence in Seattle

Apple will add an additional 2,000 employees in the City of Seattle over the next 5 years Seattle (June 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement in support of Apple’s announcement of a Seattle expansion: “These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the… [ Keep reading ]

Representative Jayapal, Mayor Durkan, and Executive Constantine Condemn Trump Administration’s ICE Raids

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following joint statement condemning the Trump Administration’s plans for large-scale raids on immigrant communities: “We strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s threats to conduct large-scale raids targeting immigrant families across… [ Keep reading ]

Under Mayor Durkan’s Expanded ORCA Opportunity Program, 1,500 Seattle Housing Authority Building Residents Begin Receiving Free ORCA Cards

Seattle (June 21, 2019) – Following Mayor Durkan’s expansion of the ORCA Opportunity program, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin distributing free ORCA cards to 1,500 low-income Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residents. The 12-month pilot program will provide unlimited ORCA cards for eligible SHA tenants at no cost. This expansion… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Joins State Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Seattle / King County Public Health and Over 12 Other Regional Agencies to Mark Smoke Ready Communities Day

SEATTLE (June 19, 2019) – In an effort spearheaded by the City of Seattle, counties across the Puget Sound region are helping to prepare their communities for poor air quality from wildfires by declaring June 19 “Smoke Ready Communities Day.” The City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan also hosted a… [ Keep reading ]

To Protect Vulnerable Communities in Preparation for Wildfire Smoke in the Puget Sound Region, City of Seattle Upgrades Community Centers, Seattle Center Buildings with HVAC and Air Filtration Systems

City of Seattle Will Also Recognize Smoke Ready Communities Day in Puget Sound Region With Resource Fair and Tips from Public Health Officials Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19 Seattle (June 18, 2019) – In anticipation of potential poor air quality as a result of wildfire smoke this summer, Seattle Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation Advancing Vision of an Affordable, Livable Community for Fort Lawton in Magnolia

Legislation Authorizes the Acquisition of 34 Acres of Public Land and Development of 238 Affordable Housing Units, Including Opportunities for Homeownership; and Parks and Recreation Space Seattle (June 18, 2019) – In her continued effort to address our city’s affordability and housing crisis, today Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, signed… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs ‘Bea’s Law,’ Her Legislation to Provide City Employees Who Lose A Child Access to Paid Family Care Leave

SEATTLE (June 17, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her legislation to expand the City of Seattle’s paid family care leave program into law. The legislation, called ‘Bea’s Law,’ will amend the Seattle Municipal Code to provide City employees who lose a child access to paid family care leave…. [ Keep reading ]