Posts categorized under Racial Equity & Social Justice Archives - Office of the Mayor

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle City Council Select Committee’s Vote to Advance Regional Governance to Full Council

Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon Seattle City Council Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability advancing the regional governance agreement to full Council:  “This is a very significant step forward in our efforts to bring more of our neighbors inside and… [Read more]

As Trump Administration Slashes Food Security Programs, Mayor Durkan Triples Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program to Serve More Families in Need

Additional $2 million will ensure Fresh Bucks serves 6,000 people in 2020, up from 2,000 in 2019 Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that Fresh Bucks, the City’s healthy food program focused on getting more fruits and vegetables into the hands of families with low incomes,… [Read more]

City of Seattle and Partners Win Nationwide Injunction to Temporarily Halt Trump Administration’s Changes to ‘Fee Waiver’ Rule

Seattle (December 9, 2019) – The United States District Court for the Northern District of California today issued a ruling in support of the City of Seattle’s request for an injunction to temporarily block the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) changes to the fee waiver rule. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [Read more]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle (December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her 2020 Budget Plan into Law

Seattle (November 27, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2020 Proposed Budget into law. The City Council voted 8-1 to approve the Mayor’s budget plan on Monday, November 25. This year, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address alongside students, teachers, and community members, at Franklin High School. “I… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Launches “Affordable Seattle” to Help Residents Easily Determine If They Qualify for City of Seattle Discount Programs 

In Less Than Five Minutes, Residents, Family Members and Service Providers Can Determine If They Qualify for City Benefit Programs Like Discounts on Utility Payments and Free College Tuition through the Seattle Promise Program “Affordable Seattle” Developed in Partnership with Expedia Group As First-Year Project of the Mayor’s Innovation Advisory… [Read more]

City of Seattle Announces Start of Wage Study To Determine Minimum Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle (November 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the City of Seattle announced today the start of a wage study that will collect and analyze data to determine a fair wage floor for Uber and Lyft drivers in the City of Seattle. The study follows Mayor Durkan’s proposal, submitted… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan to the Trump Administration: We Will Continue to Welcome Refugees in the City of Seattle

Seattle (November 14, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan sent a letter today to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirming that she welcomes refugee resettlement in the City of Seattle. The letter comes in response to Executive Order 13888, which will allow states and municipalities to restrict refugee resettlement in their… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council to Help Develop Comprehensive Plan for Supporting Industrial and Maritime Jobs and Innovation

Seattle Has Opportunity to Develop a Comprehensive Strategy for the Future of the Industrial and Maritime Sectors Citywide Panel and Neighborhood-based Groups in Ballard, SODO, Interbay/Armory, and Georgetown/South Park to Advise Strategy Seattle (November 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the creation of the City’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy… [Read more]

To Address Non-Emergency 911 Calls Downtown, Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins, and Councilmember Bagshaw Help Launch Seattle’s New “Health One” into Service

Beginning Today, Specially Trained Team of Firefighters and A Social Worker Will Help People Downtown with Behavioral Health or Substance Abuse Issues, Non-Emergency Medical Issues, and Access to Services  Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget Being Considered by City Council Would Enhance Health One in Mid-2020 with Additional $400,000 Investment SEATTLE (November… [Read more]