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Mayor Durkan Announces Members of City’s New Small Business Advisory Council

Small Businesses Support Nearly 200,000 Jobs in Seattle Council Will Provide Policy Recommendations to City, Recommend Resources to Businesses to Help Them Thrive Amid Growth, Affordability Crisis SEATTLE (Feb 2) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the members of the City’s new Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), a group… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Search Committee Members for Seattle City Light Leader

Seattle (February 1) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the members of the committee to select a new leader at Seattle City Light. Committee members will assist in a national search process to find the best candidate. “The new head of Seattle City Light must lead one of the nation’s… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Opens 156 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Seattle Municipal Tower That Help Power the City’s Green Fleet

With 188 Total Charging Stations in Building, Installation at the City-Owned Tower’s Parking Garage Is First-Of-Its-Kind for An American City and One of Country’s Largest Indoor Electric Vehicle Charging Installations Project Key to Seattle’s “Green Fleet” Electrification Program and Meeting Seattle’s Climate Goals SEATTLE (February 1) – Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Tours New Rooftop Solar Panels at Harborview Medical Center Powered by Seattle City Light’s “Green Up” Program

Panels Will Produce Clean, Renewable Energy That Will Help Combat Climate Change, Lower Harborview’s Utility Bills So They Can Invest More in Patient Care City Light Customer-Funded “Green Up” Program Will Provide $1 Million to 14 Solar Energy Projects at Seattle Schools, Parks, Community Center, and Affordable Housing Complexes SEATTLE… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Opens Seattle City Light’s First Curbside Fast-Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

As part of “Drive Clean Seattle” initiative, Seattle City Light to install up to 18 additional new charging stations by year’s end, making it easier for Seattle drivers to charge electric vehicles SEATTLE (Jan 30) – Saying Seattle will continue to lead in the fight to address climate change, Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

With New Study Showing Extreme Rainstorms in Seattle Area Grew by 30 Percent Since 2003, Mayor Durkan Will Highlight Innovative City Initiatives to Combat Climate Change

SEATTLE (Jan 29) — With a new study showing extreme rainstorms in the Seattle area grew by 30 percent since 2003, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will highlight City initiatives to make Seattle more resilient to the impact of climate change. In the upcoming days, Mayor Durkan will meet with community… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to Begin Extensive Citywide Review of Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Seattle (Jan 25) – In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. To conduct the review, Mayor Durkan will convene a City-wide Anti-Harassment Inter-Departmental Team (IDT) to identify areas for improvement… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Responds to U.S. Department of Justice Threats Against King County for Protecting Immigrants and Refugees

Seattle (Jan 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today responded to threats from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to subpoena King County for its commitment to protecting refugees and immigrants. Last year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice sent letters to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.4 Million to Support Seattle’s Small Businesses

Seattle (Jan 23) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the award of $1.4 million in funding to support small businesses owned by historically disenfranchised communities in Seattle, including immigrants and refugees, people of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGTBQ community. “Our small businesses are an economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Meets with NHL Commissioner Ahead of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Seattle (Jan 23) – Ahead of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s visit to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C., Mayor Durkan released the following statement regarding her visit with NHL Commissioner: “Bringing the NHL to the new Seattle Center Arena is an opportunity of a lifetime for Seattle. There’s… [ Keep reading ]