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Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on State and Local Measures to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Seattle(March 15, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement on new State of Washington and King County orders to combat the further spread of COVID-19. The orders will temporarily limit operations of bars and restaurants, and will allow restaurants to continue delivery, drive-through and takeout services…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New Proclamation from Governor Inslee

Seattle (March 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on GovernorJayInslee’sproclamationtoprevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Washington State.Yesterday,Mayor Durkanhighlightedtherecent modelingof COVID-19in our region. “Since January, the City of Seattle has been preparing for COVID-19 in our region.Thisglobal pandemicwill beone of the most transformative and consequential moments… [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan on the Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19 in Washington State

Seattle(March 6, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement denouncing White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow’spublic recommendationthat people “avoid Seattle” and President Trump’s recent comments on Governor Inslee. “Just yesterday, I told Vice President Pence that one of the most important things the federal government can do… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following Meeting With Vice President Pence to Address Federal Response to COVID-19

Mayor Durkan cited lack of available test kits and inadequate small business relief as top concerns for the City of Seattle Seattle (March 5, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after a roundtable of local leaders with Vice President Pence and Governor Jay Inslee to address… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on King County Cases of COVID-19

City Urges Families and Businesses to Continue to Prepare Seattle(February 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the confirmation by public health authorities of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including one death, in King County: “Although there are no confirmed cases in the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Following the Passage of HB 2907 Out of House Finance Committee

Seattle (February 7, 2020) – Washington State House Bill 2907, introduced by Representative Nicole Macri, passed out of the House Finance Committee today. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement after the Committee passage: “We proposed a bold progressive business tax to help our most vulnerable communities in King County. There… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Downtown Shooting

Seattle(January 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to this evening’s shooting in downtown Seattle with the following statement: “Early this evening, a dispute between individuals in our downtown core escalated into gunfire. As a result, a number of people were hit, and one person died.We mourn a tragedy… [ Keep reading ]

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

Seattle(December 30, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A.Durkanissued the followingstatement 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… [ Keep reading ]

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 forthe 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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]