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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 ]

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 HerFamilies, Education, Preschool and Promise PlanApproved by Voters in 2018,Which ExpandsSuccessful Seattle Preschool Program SEATTLE(September 23) – At Franklin High School, Mayor Durkan announced… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Our Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors Help Make Seattle Great

It seems like every day we wake up to new cruel and hateful policies from this president. This week, the president announcedhis intent to take a step backin our country’s work to protect immigrant children. And earlier this month, the Trump administrationannounced a “public charge” rule, which effectively imposes an… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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,… [ Keep reading ]