As Part of Her Proposed Budget for 2020, Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Investments to Advance Safety Through Community Based Services and Programs

Mayor’s 2020 Proposed Budget Includes Funding for Five New Community Service Officers as Part of Program Relaunched This Year Seattle (September 10, 2019) – As part of her 2020 Proposed Budget, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced her plan to make new investments in community safety and building opportunity for… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs New Housing Legislation Yakima Avenue Disposition and Tenant Protection Harmonization Bills

Seattle (September 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law her new housing legislation and more robust tenant protections.   “We must continue to act with urgency to address our housing and affordability crisis and developing innovative pathways to homeownership is a necessary component of the bold actions we must take,” said Mayor Durkan. “Over the past decade Seattle was the fastest growing city in the country and our… [Read more]

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

Seattle (September 6, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded of City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee for passing her legislation – a plan for transformational investment in housing, homelessness, and family-wage jobs, a new community center and transportation and pedestrian improvements in South Lake Union, at the under-utilized Mercer Mega… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Permanently Affordable Homeownership Investments at Two Seattle City Light Public Properties in Northwest Seattle

Seattle is First City to Utilize State Law for a Utility Surplus Property to Transfer Seattle City Light Property at No Cost for Affordable Homeownership Seattle (September 5, 2019) – As part of her Housing Seattle Now initiative, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new investments by the Office of Housing today… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan to Nominate Office of Housing Acting Director Emily Alvarado to Serve as Permanent Director 

Alvarado Has Served at City’s Office of Housing Since 2014  City Has Made Unprecedented New Investments in Affordable Housing Since Mayor Durkan Took Office  SEATTLE (September 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today she will nominate the City’s Office of Housing (OH) Acting Director Emily Alvarado to serve… [Read more]

An Update on the Work and Progress of the City’s Innovation Advisory Council

In July, fifteen subject matter experts from City of Seattle departments joined the Innovation Advisory Council at the Artefact loft in downtown Seattle.  Gathered together around a half-dozen crowded tables, representatives from the City of Seattle offered ideas for a second round of IAC projects to members of Mayor Jenny… [Read more]

City of Seattle to Increase City-Funded Hours at Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, and Loyal Heights Community Centers for Fall 2019 and All of 2020

In Response to Reduction of Independently-Funded Community Center Hours by the Non-profit Organization Associated Recreation Council, City of Seattle Will Fund Additional hours for Four Centers and Preserve Access to Drop-in Recreation Activities Seattle (August 28, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Parks and Recreation announced today that… [Read more]

Seattle’s Resilience Roadmap

Over the last decade, Seattle has become the fastest-growing city in America. Our region is a magnet for some of the greatest talent in the world. For many of our communities, Seattle is a place where they can build a better future for themselves and their loved ones. But that’s… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Restrictions on the Use of Pesticides Containing Glyphosate by City Departments

 City Will Review Pesticides as Part of Update to the Integrated Pest Management Program  Seattle (August 23, 2019) – To help protect residents and City employees from toxic chemicals, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she has signed Executive Order 2019-05 restricting the use of pesticides containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, by City departments.   Effective immediately, City… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Build 91 New Affordable Rental Homes in the Uptown Neighborhood

New Affordable Housing Development Will Include 19 Apartments for People Who Have Recently Experienced Long-Term Homelessness; Arts and Cultural Space on the Ground Floor Seattle (August 21, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today she has transmitted legislation to the City Council to establish a long-term lease agreement between the… [Read more]