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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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s statement on the passage of US Senate tax bill

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement last night after the passage of the GOP tax bill: “Tonight’s passage of the GOP tax plan is a vote against working people and the City of Seattle. This terrible bill worsens inequality by shifting the tax burden to families, seniors and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan’s Statement on DOJ’s Threats to Seattle

Seattle – Following the Department of Justice’s letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement: “This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police… [ Keep reading ]