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Mayor Jenny Durkan Praises Ruling in U.S. District Court of Western Washington That Will Block

Seattle (August 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today praised a ruling by Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to maintain a ban on downloadable guns produced by readily available 3D printers. In his ruling, Judge Lasnik found the State Department’s… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Leadership Team to Help Lead City’s Census Efforts

City of Seattle submits public comment opposing citizenship questions on the 2020 survey form Seattle (August 8) – In an effort to ensure a fair and accurate census accounting, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the leadership of Seattle’s Census Task Force. Led by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Refugee Women’s Alliance… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Innovation Advisory Council to Address City’s Most Urgent Challenges

IAC will harness the power of technology to create innovative strategies and solutions for issues including homelessness and transportation mobility Seattle (August 2) – At Zillow Group in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to launch the City’s first ever Innovation Advisory Council. With initial commitments by Amazon,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Additional Leadership at the Human Services Department to Better Align City’s Response to the Homelessness Crisis

Fred Podesta to Lead Expanded Navigation Team in Human Services Department; Calvin Goings to Serve as Director of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services Seattle (August 2) – Ahead of the new governance recommendations regarding homeless services in King County later this year, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the Human Services Department (HSD) will create a new Deputy Director of Homelessness to report directly to Jason Johnson, Interim Director of HSD, to better align the City’s homelessness… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes Commend Federal Court Ruling That Trump Administration Cannot Withhold Federal Funds from Cities and Counties that Welcome Refugees and Immigrants

Seattle (August 1) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes today commended a 2-1 decision by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a district judge’s ruling that the federal government cannot withhold federal funding from cities and counties in retaliation for policies that… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Responds to Federal Judge Placing Temporary Restraining Order Blocking Release of Downloadable Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

Seattle (July 31) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded the decision by a Seattle federal judge to place a temporary restraining order blocking the current administration’s proposal to allow the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed guns.  On Monday, Mayor Durkan stood with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson… [ Keep reading ]

AG Ferguson sues over Trump Administration giving dangerous individuals access to 3D printed firearms

Downloadable guns make weapons easier for criminals to obtain Original release: SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he is leading a multistate lawsuit to block a Trump Administration action that gives criminals and terrorists access to downloadable, untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed weapons. This lawsuit is being filed… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Legislation into Law

Seattle becomes the first U.S. city to enact enforceable protections for domestic workers Seattle (July 27) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and domestic workers as she signed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights into law at Casa Latina. This legislation marks the first time in history a city in the United States has set enforceable worker standards for domestic employees. “Seattle continues to lead the way by… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan on Passage of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: Seattle Leading the Way to Protect Our Most Vulnerable Workers

Seattle (July 23) –  After committing to pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in her first year, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Seattle City Council’s passage of this legislation that will help protect Seattle’s domestic workers. The legislation, authored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, would help ensure domestic… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Cooling Shelter Locations Announced

Seattle (July 23) – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Seattle and surrounding areas from 10 AM this morning through 9 PM this evening.  As summer temperatures hover near 90 degrees over the coming days, the City of Seattle is providing information on how to stay safe… [ Keep reading ]