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Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Adrian Diaz Issue Statements on Upcoming Council Vote on SPD Hiring and Retention Funding

Seattle (September 13, 2021) Ahead of the Seattle City Council’s 2022 meeting on the Seattle Police Department budget, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Police Chief Adrian Diaz released the following statement urging the Seattle City Council to support funding for a hiring and retention plan that helps our City reimagine… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Following City Council’s Finance and Housing Committee Approval of the Equitable Communities Task Force Recommendations

ECITF Recommendations will invest $30 million dollars to improve disparate outcomes for communities furthest from equity Seattle (August 3, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement following the passage of $30 million in investments recommended by the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force (ECITF) out of City Council… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Washington’s Statewide Reopening Date

SEATTLE (May 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement in response to Governor Inslee’s announcement of a statewide June 30 reopening date and new Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance on masking. “Weeks ago, we were facing a surge of new cases and hospitalizations…. [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial in Minneapolis

Seattle (April 20, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trail: “The jurors and our system of justice have confirmed what we saw with our own eyes. George Floyd was murdered and Derek Chauvin violated his most solemn duty to protect lives and uphold the law. The cruel and degrading… [ Keep reading ]

City Budget Office Releases Updated Economic Forecast Showing Projected Recovery, and Growth for 2021 and 2022

SEATTLE (April 19, 2021) – This week, the City Budget Office shared an updated economic forecast, revised revenue estimates for 2021 and its initial estimates of potential 2022 General Fund Revenues. The City Budget Office update now estimates $1.59 billion in 2021 General Fund revenues, an increase of $20.3 million from the previous November 2020 forecast and $1.63 billion in 2022.  The 2021 forecast includes $5.7 million in additional Business & Occupation Tax and $4.7 million in Sales… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Urging Safe Sports Spectating on Mariners’ Opening Day

Seattle (April 1, 2021) Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement to recognize Mariners’ Opening Day, urging caution to fans who are looking forward to the fist large-scale public spectator event to occur in Seattle in over a year. “This year on opening day, we are not just celebrating… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Diaz Respond to the Mass Shootings in Atlanta and Rise in Asian American Hate Crimes

Seattle (March 16, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Adrian Diaz responded to rising hate crimes towards Asian Americans and the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed multiple Asian American women with the following statement: “The violence in Atlanta was an act of hate. We grieve with Atlanta and for the victims and their families. “We also stand together with… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in Washington State

Seattle (March 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following Governor Inslee’s announcement today highlighting the projected timeline for vaccinations that employees who work in congregate settings – including grocery store workers, transit workers, teachers and childcare workers – will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination beginning on March 22. “In just over one year since the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Seattle (February 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House of Representatives: “President Biden and House Democrats are leading an important relief package that recognizes the deepening needs of our residents and businesses. An unprecedented pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit Boards Unanimous Vote to Transfer at No Cost to the City of Seattle Rainier Valley Properties to Develop 150 Affordable Homes

Seattle (February 25, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the Sound Transit Board’s unanimous approval to transfer 10 Sound Transit properties at no cost to the City of Seattle. The properties will support development of approximately 150 affordable homes, including homeownership opportunities for families earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income, or about $88,000 per year for a family… [ Keep reading ]