Posts categorized under Statements Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Office of the Mayor

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Tragedy Involving A Crane in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE (April 27, 2019) – Following an update to media on scene, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement on this afternoon’s tragedy in downtown Seattle involving a crane: “This is a tragic day in Seattle with this catastrophic incident in the heart of our city. My heart breaks… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on City Council’s Vote to Approve Her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Implementation and Evaluation Plan

Seattle (April 22, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement following the 8-0 vote by the City Council to approve the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Implementation and Evaluation Plan: “Last year, when almost 70 percent of Seattle supported the Families Education Preschool and Promise Plan, Seattleites… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on City Council’s Passage of Her “Libraries for All” Plan

Seattle (April 22, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today following City Council’s 8-0 vote to approve her “Libraries for All” plan:   “When we invest in our public libraries, we invest in education, opportunity, and equity for the whole community. I want to thank the Seattle City… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Earth Day

Seattle (April 22, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today in recognition of Earth Day: “On Earth Day, Seattleites and people from around the world come together to celebrate the beauty of this planet that we call home, to stand together to renew our commitment to… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Statement on the Passing of Seattle Civic Leader and Former Deputy Mayor Bob Royer

SEATTLE (April 17, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the passing of Seattle civic leader Robert J. Royer, who served as Deputy Mayor of Seattle from 1978 to 1983, in addition to serving in countless other civic roles in the Northwest over the last four decades…. [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates Washington State House’s Passage of “Block-the-Box” Legislation, Calls on Senate to Follow Suit and Pass Law

Legislation Would Help Seattle Improve Access to Transportation for All Residents & Manage Congestion through Automated Traffic Enforcement Cameras  SEATTLE (April 15, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement celebrating the Washington State House of Representative’s 57-41 passage of legislation, ESHB 1793, which adds block-the-box and transit-only… [Read more]

STATEMENT: Mayor Jenny Durkan Responds to Threats by President Donald Trump to Retaliate for Seattle’s Status As A Welcoming City

SEATTLE (April 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today in response to threats by the President of the United States to retaliate against Seattle for its status as a Welcoming City:  “Time and again, we have seen this administration weaken the moral standing of America and undermine… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Statement on City Attorney’s Decision to Appeal Hotel Workers Initiative to State Supreme Court

SEATTLE (January 9, 2019) –  Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon City Attorney Pete Holmes announcement that the City will appeal the ruling issued on December 24 by Division One of the state Court of Appeals that struck down the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Councilmember Sally Bagshaw’s Announcement That She Will Not Seek Re-election

Seattle (November 27, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the announcement by Councilmember Sally Bagshaw that she will not seek re-election in 2019: “I have been lucky to know and work with Sally Bagshaw for many years, and I have been lucky to see firsthand… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates the City Council’s Passage of Her Proposed 2019-2020 Budget Plan for Seattle

Seattle (November 19, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the City Council’s 8-1 passage of her proposed 2019-2020 budget and issued the following statement: “I am pleased that we have a balanced budget plan that reflects our values and sets a guide for our work in the upcoming year… [Read more]