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Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle Voters’ Approval of Her “Libraries for All” Plan to Renew and Expand Investments in the Seattle Public Library

SEATTLE (August 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement tonight following voters’ overwhelming approval of her Libraries for All plan to renew and expand investments in The Seattle Public Library’s (SPL) 27 location across Seattle:  “Tonight, we won a victory for young people, students, families and lifelong learners.”  “I am… [Read more]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council for Approving Her Resolution Protesting Proposed U.S. Navy Air & Water Training Exercises That Could Endanger Southern Resident Orca Whales

SEATTLE (August 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council for its 9 – 0 vote to approve her resolution protesting proposed testing and training by the United States Navy that could endanger Southern resident orca whales and other marine mammals in the Puget Sound through the use… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Unanimous Vote to Pass Her Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in Honor of the Late LGBTQ+ & Civil Rights Champion

Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote to pass her legislation renaming a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the late LGTBQ+  and civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018. Mayor Durkan’s legislation was transmitted late last… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Death of Longtime City of Seattle Employee Alan Justad in the Tragic Crane Incident in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE (April 29, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued the below statement that one of four people killed in the tragedy involving a construction crane in downtown Seattle was the former Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Development and longtime public servant at the City of Seattle,… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Legislation That Ensures More New Seattle Buildings Are Ready for Electric Vehicles

Seattle (April 29, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the passage of her legislation requiring all new buildings in Seattle that include off-street parking – like a parking garage – have the necessary infrastructure to support electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This builds on Washington State Legislature’s newly-passed budget, which includes legislation, HB… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends City Council’s Confirmation of Mariko Lockhart as Permanent Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Seattle (April 29, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the 8-0 vote by the City Council to confirm Mariko Lockhart, her nominee to serve as the permanent director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR): “Mariko has built a career around promoting equity and will… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Tragedy Involving A Crane in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE (April 27, 2019) – Following an update to media on scene, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement on this afternoon’s tragedy in downtown Seattle involving a crane: “This is a tragic day in Seattle with this catastrophic incident in the heart of our city. My heart breaks… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Implementation and Evaluation Plan

Seattle (April 22, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement following the 8-0 vote by the City Council to approve the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Implementation and Evaluation Plan: “Last year, when almost 70 percent of Seattle supported the Families Education Preschool and Promise Plan, Seattleites… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on City Council’s Passage of Her “Libraries for All” Plan

Seattle (April 22, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today following City Council’s 8-0 vote to approve her “Libraries for All” plan:   “When we invest in our public libraries, we invest in education, opportunity, and equity for the whole community. I want to thank the Seattle City… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Earth Day

Seattle (April 22, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today in recognition of Earth Day: “On Earth Day, Seattleites and people from around the world come together to celebrate the beauty of this planet that we call home, to stand together to renew our commitment to… [Read more]