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Mayor Jenny Durkan, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire and partners announce start of long awaited Lander Street Bridge Project

Bridge construction on this corridor critical to freight, SODO underway Seattle (May 29) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan joined Senator Maria Cantwell and Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire to celebrate the start of construction of the Lander Street Bridge Project. The Lander Street Bridge will provide much-needed traffic… [ Keep reading ]

Following Extensive Community Engagement Process, City of Seattle Announces Three Finalists for Chief of Police

Seattle (May 25) – After extensive community outreach and a thorough review of many highly qualified applicants, the Police Search Committee and Competitive Exam process forwarded to Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan three candidates who best meet the community’s requirements for Seattle’s next Chief of Police. Mayor Durkan received the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits New Legislation to City Council to Reduce Gun Violence in Seattle

New Action on Gun Violence Increases Civil Penalties and Legal Responsibility for Individuals Who Fail to Safely Store Their Firearms Seattle (May 24) – Following the release of a new University of Washington study showing that nearly two in three gun-owning households in Washington State do not safely store their… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Appointed as Vice Chair to the United States Conference of Mayors’ Technology and Innovation Task Force

Seattle (May 18) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Technology and Innovation Task Force by USCM President, Steve Benjamin, the Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina. Mayor Durkan will join Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Launches National Search and Public Input Process for Permanent Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation

Seattle (May 21) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the City of Seattle has launched a new national search and public input process for a permanent director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Interim Director of SDOT Goran Sparrman will continue to serve in the role through the… [ Keep reading ]

To Provide More Housing Options, Mayor Durkan Directs City of Seattle to Fast-Track Pre-Approved Designs for Backyard Cottages

Pre-Approved Designs Will Save Time, Money for Seattle Residents Seattle (May 17) – To accelerate the building of more housing units in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has directed the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to fast-track pre-approved designs for Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), also known as… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs New Business Tax Ordinance to Address Homelessness Crisis

Seattle (May 16) – Shortly after the City Clerk transmitted the ordinance, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law a new tax on large businesses to help address Seattle’s homelessness crisis – the City will begin the rulemaking process to prepare for implementation for January 1, 2019. “We must… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Legislation to Provide Free ORCA Passes to Seattle Students and Help Meet Growing Demand for Transit with New, Creative Solutions

Seattle (May 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new legislation to use existing funding sources to provide free ORCA passes to Seattle students through Mayor Durkan’s ORCA Opportunity program and to meet growing demand for transit options in the Seattle area by providing new flexibility on City investments in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on New Business Tax

Seattle (May 14) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement responding to today’s City Council 9-0 vote on a proposed tax on large businesses: “Seattle’s unprecedented growth has come with significant challenges. From the beginning of this important debate, my priority was to find the right balance… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Durkan Responding to City Council’s Committee Vote on Business Tax Proposal

Seattle (May 11, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today responding to today’s City Council committee vote on a proposed tax on large businesses: “I spent the morning with hundreds of women attending a career fair for women in the building trades. These women are dynamic… [ Keep reading ]