Posts categorized under Statements Archives - Office of the Mayor

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]

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]