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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 ]

Mayor Durkan, Congresswoman Jayapal, Executive Constantine, and Council President González Issue Statements on President Trump’s Executive Order to Stop Immigration to the United States

Seattle(April 21, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Council President Lorena González issued statements today in response to President Trump’s executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. “Our City desperately needs the President to focus on supplies,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on New Economic Forecast in Seattle, Which Highlights Significant Impact of Pandemic on Workers, Local Businesses and City Revenue

Seattle (April 21, 2020) – The City Budget Office today released their latest economic forecasts and revenue projections for Seattle. Understanding there is significant uncertainty nationally and locally on the economic impacts, the City of Seattle’s Budget Office today announced two economic scenarios for a rapid recovery scenario and a… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Governor Inslee’s Extension of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order

Seattle(April 2, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Governor Inslee’s extension of statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which will remain in effect until May 4. The order was first announced on March 23 and bansall gatherings, closes allnon-essential businessesunless employees can work from home,… [ Keep reading ]

Following New Reports on Impact of Social Distancing Measures, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Highlights Continued Importance of Social Distancing Measures

Seattle (March30, 2020)–Followingtwo new reportsfromthe Institute for Disease Modeling(IDM),Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the follow statementcontinuing to urge residents tocontinuesocial distancing measures in order toslow the spread of COVID-19 in King County. “My simple message: stay home. It will save lives.Throughout the last four weeks, the City, State, and County… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Commends $2 Trillion Congressional COVID-19 Plan That Centers Workers, Small Businesses, and Most Vulnerable Communities

Seattle(March 25, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following statement on the United States Senate’s $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Mayor had previously urged Congressional leaders to pass a comprehensive and unprecedented relief plan that centered workers, small businesses, and other… [ Keep reading ]