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Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Following the Passage of HB 2907 Out of House Finance Committee

Seattle (February 7, 2020) – Washington State House Bill 2907, introduced by Representative Nicole Macri, passed out of the House Finance Committee today. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement after the Committee passage: “We proposed a bold progressive business tax to help our most vulnerable communities in King County. There… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Downtown Shooting

Seattle(January 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to this evening’s shooting in downtown Seattle with the following statement: “Early this evening, a dispute between individuals in our downtown core escalated into gunfire. As a result, a number of people were hit, and one person died.We mourn a tragedy… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating City of Seattle Victory in Mandatory Housing Affordability Appeal

Seattle(December 30, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A.Durkanissued the followingstatement following the City of Seattle’s successful appeal to the Growth Management Board, upholding Mandatory Housing Affordability in the City of Seattle: “Seattle has spoken and made clear our vision for the future of our City. We want a city where… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle(December 16, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement, thanking the City Council forthe 5-1 passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to Create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness across the region: “Today is a historic day. After many… [ Keep reading ]

Following Historic Affordable Housing Investment in Seattle, Mayor Durkan Leads Coalition of Nearly 50 Bipartisan Mayors in Support of Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019

Seattle(December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan led a coalition of nearly 50 bipartisan mayors representing 21 states and the District of Columbia in a letter urging Congress to pass the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019. The bipartisan Housing Credit legislation, introduced by United States Senator Maria… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle City Council Select Committee’s Vote to Advance Regional Governance to Full Council

Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon Seattle City Council Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability advancing the regional governance agreement to full Council: “This is a very significant step forward in our efforts to bring more of our neighbors inside and… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Vote by the King County Council’s Regional Policy Committee to Advance A Regional Approach to Homelessness

Seattle (December 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today following the vote by the King County Council’s Regional Policy Committee to advance a regional approach to homelessness: “Our region needs one unified system that has the governance, authority, and resources to deliver to people experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on the Passing of William D. Ruckelshaus

Seattle(November 27, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on William D. Ruckelshaus, who passed away today at age 87: “I am so saddened by Bill’s loss, but so thankful to have known him and for all he has done for our country and region. My thoughts… [ Keep reading ]

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’overwhelmingapproval ofher 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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]