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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… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Releases New Reports Showing That Seattle Police Department Sustained A Dramatic Reduction in Serious Use of Force and Continues Significant Reforms Under Federal Consent Decree

In 2018, SPD Officers Reported Using Force of Any Type in 0.26 Percent of 863,372 Dispatches; Most Serious Types of Force Used in Only 0.006 Percent of All Contacts Reports Also Show That SPD is Continuing Significant Reductions in Use of Force When Contacting People in Crisis SEATTLE (October 31)… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Listening & Investing in Community-Based Public Safety Priorities

TIt’s so true: The best way to listen and to know what is happening in Seattle is to get out of City Hall. Since I’ve become mayor, I’ve had the chance to do 23 different neighborhood tours, in every corner of our city. Last week, I met with amazing young… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Establish First-in-the-Nation Driver Resolution Center

Proposal Will Also Generate $52 Million through Increased Charge on Companies Per Ride for More Than 500 New Affordable Homes Near Transit for Low- and Middle-Income Workers, Fully Fund Center City Connector Streetcar SEATTLE (October 2) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted five bills as part of her Fare Share… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Help Combat Climate Crisis by Converting Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric Heat

Using Oil for Heat One of the Most Expensive and Polluting Forms of Home Heating in Seattle Converting Homes to Cleaner Electricity Would Provide Carbon Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 90,000 Cars off Seattle’s Roads for an Entire Year, A Key Step to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050 Seattle (October… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Her Legislation to Increase Investments in Affordable Homeownership on City-Owned Property

Under Mayor Durkan,the City of Seattle Will Nearly Double Homeownership Opportunities for Families Earning Under 80 Percent Area Median Income Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation to create permanently affordable homeownership developments on under-utilized, City-owned property in northwest Seattle…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Legislation to Protect Renters by Strengthening Landlord-Tenant Regulations

Seattle (September 30, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s unanimous vote to approve her suite of legislation to better protect renters at risk of eviction and displacement. “Over the past decade,Seattlewasthe fastest growing city in the country and our housing supply has not kept up with… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: My 2020 Budget Plan for Seattle – Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Once a year, I get the chance to present my proposed budget plan to the City Council and the people of Seattle. On Monday morning, I used that opportunity to travel to Franklin High School to join community members, City employees, City Councilmembers, and the amazing students and staff of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order to Advance Contracting Equity, Expand City of Seattle’s Outreach to Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Seattle(September 24) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed a new Executive Order to affirm and advance the City of Seattle’s commitment to economic inclusion and contracting equity, and expand the City’s outreach to women- and minority-owned businesses (WMBE). “As a large buyer in our local economy, we have a… [ Keep reading ]

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 todaysigned into law her plan to renew and expand theMultifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE)program that provides affordable rent to Seattle familiesandheld a swearing-in ceremony for Emily Alvarado, the new permanent Director of the City’s Office of Housing. The MFTE program provides affordable rent,… [ Keep reading ]