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

Seattle (December 30, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement 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… [Read more]

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 for the 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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

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]