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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 ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on City Council’s Vote to Restore the City Coordinated Team to Address Homelessness Using New Proposed Approach

Seattle (October 26, 2020) – Following this summer’s City Council vote to defund the city employees addressing unmanaged encampments at the Human Services Department, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the City Council’s 7-1 vote, restoring funding for the Human Services Department to coordinate homelessness outreach. Working together in recent weeks, Councilmember Andrew Lewis, the Mayor’s Office and service providers agreed on legislation – similar to previously… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit’s Unanimous Vote to Transfer Properties to City of Seattle at No Cost for the Development of Approximately 150 Affordable Homes in Rainier Valley

Seattle (October 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Sound Transit board’s unanimous vote to authorize the transfer of ten surplus properties in Rainier Valley to the City of Seattle at no cost, for affordable housing development. Approximately 150 affordable homes will be developed for homeownership opportunities for families at or below 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI). “The City of Seattle is making real on deep investments… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New York Times Report That Attorney General William Barr Asked Prosecutors to Investigate Her

Seattle (September 16, 2020) – Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement after a New York Times report that Attorney General William Barr asked prosecutors to explore charges against the Mayor. “Today’s report is chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Operational Updates at East Precinct

Seattle (June 8, 2020) – In an effort to proactively de-escalate interactions between protestors and law enforcement outside the East Precinct, Chief Best and the Seattle Police Department officers have removed barricades surrounding the East Precinct while safely securing the facility. In addition, the Seattle Fire Department has several apparatus stationed… [ Keep reading ]