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Statement by Mayor Durkan and Members of the Seattle City Council on the Future of the Business Tax to Address the Homelessness Crisis

Seattle (June 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and members of the City Council including Council President Bruce A. Harrell, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Councilmember Rob Johnson, Councilmember Debora Juarez, and Councilmember Mike O’Brien released the following statement announcing the consideration of legislation to… [Read more]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on New Business Tax

Seattle (May 14) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement responding to today’s City Council 9-0 vote on a proposed tax on large businesses: “Seattle’s unprecedented growth has come with significant challenges. From the beginning of this important debate, my priority was to find the right balance… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Passage of I-940

Seattle (March 8) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement after the passage of I-940 as well as the bill making modifying provisions: “The passage of Initiative 940 is a strong step forward for our state. Community members, including those who have lost loved ones, and police… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Applauds Council Support of 2026 FIFA World Cup in Seattle

Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the unanimous adoption of her resolution supporting Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament in Seattle: “Seattle is North America’s best soccer town, with a fan base whose passion for the game… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Mourns the Loss Washington’s 18th Governor and First King County Executive John Spellman

Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today on the passing of John Spellman, Washington State’s 18th Governor, and first-ever King County Executive: “Governor Spellman’s passing marks the end of an era for Seattle, for our region, and for our great state. John was… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Statement in Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Seattle (January 15) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “The message and vision of Dr. King continues to ring loudly, but it does not ring true in enough lives. “When we look at Washington and the turmoil brought by our current president, it couldn’t… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on ICE Raids in Washington State

Seattle (Jan 10) – Mayor Durkan issued the following statement upon learning of ICE raids in Washington State: “Another day, another attack on immigrant & refugee communities by President Trump and his administration. These ICE raids are designed to drain resources from real public safety threats and punish hard-working immigrants. Seattle… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Amtrak Derailment

Seattle (Dec 18) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement in response to the Amtrak train derailment: “This catastrophic derailment is horrific. My thoughts are with the passengers, families and those injured as well as our first responders, firefighters, and police who rushed to the scene. “The City… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Statement on the Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SEATTLE (December 12, 2017) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the death of Seattle native and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “Mayor Ed Lee has a long history of breaking barriers – he was the first member of his family to attend college then became the… [Read more]

Durkan Commends Council Leadership on the Passage of Arena MOU

Seattle (December 4, 2017) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the passage of the arena MOU: “I’ve said consistently that I’m committed to bringing back our Sonics, recruit an NHL team, and invest in our City. Under this plan, arena construction is 100% privately financed and… [Read more]