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Mayor Durkan Signs Into Law Her Plan to Renew and Expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program That Provides Affordable Rent to Seattle Families, Holds Swearing In Ceremony for Emily Alvarado As Director of the Office of Housing

Seattle (September 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed into law her plan to renew and expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program that provides affordable rent to Seattle families and held a swearing-in ceremony for Emily Alvarado, the new permanent Director of the City’s Office of Housing.   The MFTE program provides affordable rent,… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Nearly Double City of Seattle’s Child Care Assistance Program to Serve 600 Additional Children

By 2020, Families of Approximately 1,400 Children Under 13 Years Old Will Now Have Subsidies to Reduce Cost Burden of Child Care  Mayor’s Budget Also Implements Her Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Plan Approved by Voters in 2018, Which Expands Successful Seattle Preschool Program  SEATTLE (September 23) – At Franklin High School, Mayor Durkan announced… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget invests in our shared vision for a better future. Her budget makes responsible investments in five key priorities: Youth opportunity; public safety; homelessness; housing; and transit and transportation. The 2020 Proposed Budget is balanced, totaling approximately $6.5 billion. WATCH THE SPEECH FACT SHEET Download… [Read more]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Effort to Withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and Expand Family Detention

Seattle (August 21, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following statement condemning the Trump administration’s effort to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and replace it with a new rule that would eliminate safeguards that prevent the indefinite detention of children. Under the Flores Settlement Agreement, the government… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Condemn the Trump Administration’s Implementation of “Public Charge” Rule

New Rule Will Unjustly Impact Legal Residency Process by Effectively Imposing a Racially-Motivated Wealth Test on Immigrants Seattle (August 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes today condemned the Trump administration’s implementation of a “public charge” rule, which will effectively impose an income test on immigrants… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Threat to Escalate ICE Raids This Weekend

Seattle (July 11, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today responded to reports that beginning this weekend the Trump administration will escalate United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in communities across the United States. While Seattle is not on the initial list of cities where escalated raids are expected,… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Invests Additional $100,000 in Supplementary Budget to Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Communities Most Impacted

$100,000 Investment Will Focus on Culturally Responsive Education and Prevention Programs for Marginalized Communities Most Impacted by Gender-Based Violence Seattle (July 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $100,000 in additional 2019 funding in the second quarter’s supplementary budget for education and prevention programs seeking to address gender-based violence… [Read more]