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Mayor Durkan’s Statement on City Council’s Vote to Restore the City Coordinated Team to Address Homelessness Using New Proposed Approach

Seattle(October 26, 2020)–Following this summer’s City Council vote to defund the city employees addressing unmanaged encampments at the Human Services Department,Mayor Jenny A.Durkan issued the following statement upon the City Council’s7-1 vote,restoring funding for the Human Services Department tocoordinatehomelessness outreach.Working together in recent weeks,Councilmember Andrew Lewis,the Mayor’s Officeandservice providersagreed onlegislation–similartopreviously… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit’s Unanimous Vote to Transfer Properties to City of Seattle at No Cost for the Development of Approximately 150 Affordable Homes in Rainier Valley

Seattle(October 22, 2020) –MayorJenny A.DurkancelebratedtheSound Transitboard’sunanimousvote to authorize the transfer oftensurplus propertiesin Rainier Valleyto the City of Seattle at no cost, for affordable housing development. Approximately 150affordable homeswill be developed for homeownership opportunitiesfor families at or below 80 percent AreaMedianIncome(AMI). “The City of Seattle is making real on deep investments… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New York Times Report That Attorney General William Barr Asked Prosecutors to Investigate Her

Seattle(September 16, 2020) – Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement after aNew York Times reportthat Attorney General William Barr asked prosecutors to explore charges against the Mayor. “Today’s report is chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Operational Updates at East Precinct

Seattle(June 8, 2020) – In an effort to proactively de-escalate interactions between protestors and law enforcement outside the East Precinct, Chief Best and the Seattle Police Department officers have removed barricades surrounding the East Precinct while safely securing the facility. In addition, the Seattle Fire Department has several apparatus stationed… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Consent Decree

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on theConsentDecree, which she discussed earlier with City Attorney Holmes: “As U.S. Attorney, I witnessed the use of force being used against young men of color, including John T. Williams, who was killed just blocks from the federal… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes Issue Statements on President Trump’s Illegal Threat To Deploy Military Forces in U.S. Cities and States

SEATTLE (June 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes issued the below statement following President Trump’s threat to deploy U.S. Military Forces in cities and states across America. Mayor Durkan issued the following statement: “Today’s threat to force U.S. military troops on local jurisdictionsis unconstitutional… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on the killing of George Floyd

Seattle (May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the killing of George Floyd: The officers who killed George Floyd violated their most solemn duties to protect lives and uphold the law. They should be investigated and prosecuted, and the U.S. Department of Justice should… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: Extension of Stay at Home Order is the Right Public Health Decision to Save Lives and Prevent a Exponential Resurgence of the Virus

Seattle (May 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today after Governor Inslee extended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. While the Stay home, Stay Healthy order is in effect until May 31st, the City of Seattle will continue to operate under its state of civil… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joins 10 leading mayors to head up Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

Mayors from 11 major cities worldwide will bring expertise and knowledge to newly formed Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. Task Force, chaired by Mayor of Milan, established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis C40 Cities, at the direction… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and 16 Other Mayors Across Country Call on Federal Government to Make Critical Improvements to Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs

Mayors Call on Small Business Administration to Quickly Make Necessary Improvements to Paycheck Protection Program to Better Serve Vulnerable Business Owners Seattle(April 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and 16 mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and United States Department of… [ Keep reading ]