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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]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Establish First-in-the-Nation Driver Resolution Center

Proposal Will Also Generate $52 Million through Increased Charge on Companies Per Ride for More Than 500 New Affordable Homes Near Transit for Low- and Middle-Income Workers, Fully Fund Center City Connector Streetcar SEATTLE (October 2) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted five bills as part of her Fare Share… [Read more]

As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $31 Million in New City Investments in “Vision Zero” Transportation Safety Projects and Transit Improvements

City Will Invest $16.7 Million Safety Projects Like Sidewalks, Protected Bike Lanes; Over $14 Million on Additional Transit Service and Enhancements  SEATTLE (September 23) – As part of her 2020 budget, Mayor Durkan announced today nearly $31 million between 2020 and 2023 in new City of Seattle investments in “Vision Zero” transportation safety projects and transit improvements.   The… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Invest Millions of Dollars in Housing Near Transit and Transportation Projects Like the Downtown Streetcar

Proposal Will Generate $52 Million through 2025 for More Than 500 New Affordable Homes Near Transit for Low- and Middle-Income Workers  Proceeds Will Also Fully Fund Center City Connector Streetcar and Establish First–in–the–Nation Driver Resolution Center  SEATTLE (September 19) – Standing alongside housing, transit, and worker advocates, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced her new Fare Share proposal to mandate that Uber and Lyft drivers be paid a minimum wage in addition to compensation for benefits and expenses, which will go into… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Plan for Transformational Investments in the Sale of the Mercer Mega Block City-Owned Surplus Properties

Seattle (September 16, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated City Council’s passage of her legislation making transformational investments in housing, homelessness, and family-wage jobs, adding a new community center and transportation and pedestrian improvements, at the under-utilized city-owned Mercer Mega Block properties, in South Lake Union. More than half of the… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Plan for Transformational Investments in Housing, Jobs, Public Spaces, and Transportation Projects through Agreement to Sell Underutilized City-Owned Properties on Mercer Street

Nearly $300 Million in Public Benefits from Agreement with Buyer Would Include 175 Affordable Homes on Site, Family-Wage Jobs on Site, New 30,000 Square-Foot Community Center on Site Cash Proceeds Would Be Reinvested in Housing in Communities across Seattle and  Transportation Safety Projects Mayor Durkan Has Transmitted Legislation to City… [Read more]

Under Mayor Durkan’s Expanded ORCA Opportunity Program, 1,500 Seattle Housing Authority Building Residents Begin Receiving Free ORCA Cards

Seattle (June 21, 2019) – Following Mayor Durkan’s expansion of the ORCA Opportunity program, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin distributing free ORCA cards to 1,500 low-income Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residents. The 12-month pilot program will provide unlimited ORCA cards for eligible SHA tenants at no cost. This expansion… [Read more]