The Durkan Digest: Get Ready – We Could Have Snow in Seattle

Earlier this week, I held a press conference with City officials and our partner agencies to help ensure Seattle residents are prepared for a potential storm. The National Weather Service is reporting that Seattle and King County could experience snow beginning this weekend and continuing well into next week. In… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Highlights Continued Reduction and Sustainment in Use of Force by the Seattle Police Department and Further Advancement of Reforms Under the Consent Decree

Officers dispatched 850,910 times, any type of force reported in 0.15 percent of events; the most serious uses of force occurred 20 times or 0.0023 percent of all dispatches Seattle (January 10, 2020) – Today, the Seattle Police Department and Court monitor filed their final reports required by the two-year… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Commits City of Seattle to New Actions to Fight Climate Change through Executive Order on Green New Deal

City will no longer build municipal buildings with fossil fuels, announces applications for youth climate council to advise the City Seattle (January 8, 2020) – Mayor Durkan signed an Executive Order today committing Seattle to new steps to combat climate change. The order requires that all new or substantially altered… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich Announce Friendly Wager Ahead of Sunday’s Seahawks vs. Packers Game

Seattle(January 8, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich made a friendly wager ahead of this Sunday’s playoff contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. The wager is inspired by Mayor Genrich’s “Win-Win Playoff Challenge,” which encourages both playoff communities to give… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Creates Small Business Stabilization Pilot Program to Help Vulnerable Micro-Businesses

Pilot Program Awards $25,000 to Eight Local Micro-Businesses Who Have Recently Faced a Destabilizing Event That Jeopardizes Their Operations Seattle(January 7, 2020) – The City of Seattle launched the new Small Business Stabilization Pilot Program to help vulnerable micro-businesses remain in business after a destabilizing event. In 2019, Mayor Jenny… [ 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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs New Collective Bargaining Agreements with Seattle Firefighters and Represented City Employees

Seattle(December 16, 2019) – Standing alongside labor leaders and City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) for Seattle firefighters and City employees represented by the Coalition of City Unions. The agreements were approved by the Seattle City Council on December 9, 2019. “Seattle is… [ 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 ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle City Council Select Committee’s Vote to Advance Regional Governance to Full Council

Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon Seattle City Council Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability advancing the regional governance agreement to full Council: “This is a very significant step forward in our efforts to bring more of our neighbors inside and… [ Keep reading ]