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Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Commend SPOG Membership Approval of Proposed Contract

Seattle (September 20) – Following the members of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild voting to approve the proposed six year contract, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best commended the support from officers who have been working since 2014 without a contract. In the coming weeks, Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to Designate “Seattle Storm Way” in Honor of Championship Team

Seattle (September 17) – In honor of winning their third WNBA championship title, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has transmitted legislation to designate the main pathway next to new Seattle Center Arena as “Seattle Storm Way.” Seattle City Council will formally consider this legislation next week to rename the section of 2nd… [ Keep reading ]

Michael R. Bloomberg Names Seattle As Winner of American Cities Climate Challenge  

Award will bring $2.5 million in resources to Seattle to help City meets its aggressive climate goals through improving building efficiency, jump-starting a green jobs pilot, and increasing transportation alternatives Seattle (September 14) – Standing with Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today at Seattle’s Kerry Park, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and former… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of New Law to Protect Communities from Gun Violence, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best Announce New Rules for What Qualifies as Responsibly Storing Guns in Seattle

Seattle (September 13) – As part of Seattle’s new law to protect communities from gun violence, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best today announced new guidelines for what qualifies as responsibly storing guns in Seattle, including defining a lawful “locked container.” The proposed rules are available here, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates ORCA Opportunity with Rainier Beach High School Students

More than 15,000 ORCA Cards are Being Distributed to Students Seattle Now Largest City Offering Free Transit to High School Students Seattle (September 6) – Following her commitment to provide free ORCA passes to young people in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was at Rainier Beach High School with Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.7 Million in Senior Center Awards

Seattle (September 7) – At visits to Sound Generations Lake City/Northgate Senior Center and the International Drop-In Center on Beacon Hill, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.7 million in awards for senior centers that contribute to the health, well-being, and independence of Seattle’s older adults. “As our City grows less affordable, we must continue… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle and DC Mayors Announce Friendly Wager on WNBA Finals Between the Mystics and Storm

Seattle (September 6) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made a wager today on the outcome of the 2018 WNBA Finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics. If the Mystics win (they won’t), Mayor Durkan will send a basket of goodies from Seattle’s women… [ Keep reading ]

Labor Day Marks Six-Years of Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance with More Than $500,000 in Assessed Remedies and Penalties

Bright Horizons agreed to a settlement providing workers more than 1,000 PSST accrual hours and over $50,000 in backpay and other remedies Seattle – (August 31, 2018) – On September 1, 2018, Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance will mark its six-year anniversary. Over the past six years,… [ Keep reading ]

City Releases Initial Summary of Independent Report on Seattle Streetcar

Seattle (August 31) – Following Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s order of an independent review of the Seattle Streetcar, the City of Seattle released an initial summary of findings for full transparency and accountability of anticipated capital costs as well as historical, current and future operating costs. In early March, the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Nominates Public Utility Industry Veteran Debra Smith to be Next General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light

Smith Has More Than Two Decades of Experience in the Pacific Northwest’s Public Utility Industry, Would Be the Second Woman to Lead Seattle City Light in its 108-Year History    SEATTLE (August 28) – At Seattle City Light’s South Service Center in SoDo, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and leaders from the search committee announced… [ Keep reading ]