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Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit Boards Unanimous Vote to Transfer at No Cost to the City of Seattle Rainier Valley Properties to Develop 150 Affordable Homes

Seattle (February 25, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the Sound Transit Board’s unanimous approval to transfer 10 Sound Transit properties at no cost to the City of Seattle. The properties will support development of approximately 150 affordable homes, including homeownership opportunities for families earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income, or about $88,000 per year for a family… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Selection of Regina Cannon as the First CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle (February 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the selection of Regina Cannon as the first CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA). Today, Ms. Cannon was unanimously selected by the KCRHA Implementation Board and the Governing Committee.  “Today we’ve reached a critical milestone in our efforts to address the humanitarian crisis facing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Statement on the Inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President and Kamala Harris as the First Woman and First African-American and South Asian-American Vice President of the United States

Seattle (January 20, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States.  “Today’s inauguration is an inspiring historic moment for our country and a complete repudiation of the last four years. President Trump did enormous damage to our country, splintered our communities, and undermined almost… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Coup Attempt at the United States Capitol

Seattle (January 6, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the insurrection of extremists at the U.S. Capitol. “The world’s eyes are on the United States Capitol. We are seeing the dangerous and terrifying result of a president that has instigated division since the beginning… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New Statewide Reopening Guidelines

SEATTLE (January 5, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement in response to Governor Inslee’s update of the statewide reopening guidelines. The updated statewide guidelines keep Seattle and King County in Phase One in which indoor gatherings with people outside your household are prohibited and business activity… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on the Passing of Former Seattle Municipal and King County Superior Court Judge Charles V. Johnson

Seattle (December 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the passing of Judge Charles V. Johnson, who served as Seattle Municipal and King County Superior Court Judge from 1969 to 1998, and as Seattle NAACP president and National Executive Board member:  “Seattle lost a hero this week with the passing of Judge Charles… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Council’s Adoption of 2021 Budget

Mayor Will Sign 2021 Budget into Law Seattle (November 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement today on the City Council’s adoption of the 2021 Budget. The City Council’s budget adoption comes after the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that shows… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Governor Inslee’s New Statewide Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Surge

SEATTLE (November 15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following the announcement of Governor Jay Inslee’s new statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses. During the first two weeks of November, Seattle had 1,550 residents diagnosed with the virus, which is nearly 20% of Seattle’s total cases… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on City Council’s Proposed Budget Amendments

SEATTLE (November 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement regarding the City Council’s proposed 2021 budget amendments. The City Council’s amendments come after the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that shows an additional $57 million in net new revenue…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Results of 2020 Presidential Election

Seattle (November 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It is so important that the President-elect affirms this is a day to start healing… [ Keep reading ]