Posts categorized under Technology & Innovation Archives - Office of the Mayor

City of Seattle Launches New Information Dashboard to Track Progress, Success of Major City Initiatives

SEATTLE (December 11, 2019) – The City of Seattle launched “Performance Seattle,” a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their City is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks the City’s performance on seven key priority areas including basic City services and provides an in-depth… [Read more]

Smart Cities Dive Names Mayor Jenny Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for Leadership on Fare Share, Investing in Transit, and Increasing Affordable Housing

Seattle (December 9, 2019) –Smart Cities Dive named Mayor Jenny A. Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for her leadership on the Fare Share plan, combating climate change, increasing investments in transit and transportation, and advancing affordable housing for working people and families in Seattle. “I’m grateful to Smart Cities… [Read more]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle (December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her 2020 Budget Plan into Law

Seattle (November 27, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2020 Proposed Budget into law. The City Council voted 8-1 to approve the Mayor’s budget plan on Monday, November 25. This year, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address alongside students, teachers, and community members, at Franklin High School. “I… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Launches “Affordable Seattle” to Help Residents Easily Determine If They Qualify for City of Seattle Discount Programs 

In Less Than Five Minutes, Residents, Family Members and Service Providers Can Determine If They Qualify for City Benefit Programs Like Discounts on Utility Payments and Free College Tuition through the Seattle Promise Program “Affordable Seattle” Developed in Partnership with Expedia Group As First-Year Project of the Mayor’s Innovation Advisory… [Read more]

City of Seattle Announces Start of Wage Study To Determine Minimum Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle (November 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the City of Seattle announced today the start of a wage study that will collect and analyze data to determine a fair wage floor for Uber and Lyft drivers in the City of Seattle. The study follows Mayor Durkan’s proposal, submitted… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council to Help Develop Comprehensive Plan for Supporting Industrial and Maritime Jobs and Innovation

Seattle Has Opportunity to Develop a Comprehensive Strategy for the Future of the Industrial and Maritime Sectors Citywide Panel and Neighborhood-based Groups in Ballard, SODO, Interbay/Armory, and Georgetown/South Park to Advise Strategy Seattle (November 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the creation of the City’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: I Want to Hear from You on Our Fare Share Plan for Uber & Lyft Drivers in Seattle

It’s simple: No worker in Seattle should earn less than the minimum wage once they subtract their expenses. That includes Uber and Lyft drivers, who work long hours to help all of us get where we need to go. Yesterday, I sat down with some of those drivers to hear… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: My 2020 Budget Plan for Seattle – Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Once a year, I get the chance to present my proposed budget plan to the City Council and the people of Seattle. On Monday morning, I used that opportunity to travel to Franklin High School to join community members, City employees, City Councilmembers, and the amazing students and staff of… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest – Special Edition: Our New Fare Share Plan to Invest in Workers, Housing, and Transportation

We’re living in the most disruptive time for our workers since the Industrial Revolution. Our economy is changing, and long-term jobs are giving way to gig work. In this rapidly changing economy, we need to make sure our hard-fought worker protections are available for gig workers. That includes Uber and… [Read more]