Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Commend SPOG Membership Approval of Proposed Contract

Seattle (September 20) – Following the members of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild voting to approve the proposed six year contract, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best commended the support from officers who have been working since 2014 without a contract. In the coming weeks, Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Members of New Innovation Advisory Council to Address City’s Most Urgent Challenges

IAC members will bring significant talent and resources to the table to create innovative solutions for issues including homelessness, housing, and transportation Seattle (September 19) – Ahead of their first meeting, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the membership of the City’s first ever Innovation Advisory Council. In addition to the… [ Keep reading ]

In Partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, Mayor Durkan Appoints Katya Sienkiewicz as Seattle’s Chief Resilience Officer

Chief Resilience Officer Will Lead City-Wide Efforts to Build Holistic Resilience to the Social, Physical, and Economic Challenges of 21st Century 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation, Is Dedicated to Building Resilience in Cities around the World; Seattle is a Partner in the $164 Million Global Effort Seattle (September 19) — Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to Designate “Seattle Storm Way” in Honor of Championship Team

Seattle (September 17) – In honor of winning their third WNBA championship title, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has transmitted legislation to designate the main pathway next to new Seattle Center Arena as “Seattle Storm Way.” Seattle City Council will formally consider this legislation next week to rename the section of 2nd… [ Keep reading ]

Michael R. Bloomberg Names Seattle As Winner of American Cities Climate Challenge  

Award will bring $2.5 million in resources to Seattle to help City meets its aggressive climate goals through improving building efficiency, jump-starting a green jobs pilot, and increasing transportation alternatives Seattle (September 14) – Standing with Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today at Seattle’s Kerry Park, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and former… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of New Law to Protect Communities from Gun Violence, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best Announce New Rules for What Qualifies as Responsibly Storing Guns in Seattle

Seattle (September 13) – As part of Seattle’s new law to protect communities from gun violence, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best today announced new guidelines for what qualifies as responsibly storing guns in Seattle, including defining a lawful “locked container.” The proposed rules are available here, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates ORCA Opportunity with Rainier Beach High School Students

More than 15,000 ORCA Cards are Being Distributed to Students Seattle Now Largest City Offering Free Transit to High School Students Seattle (September 6) – Following her commitment to provide free ORCA passes to young people in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was at Rainier Beach High School with Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.7 Million in Senior Center Awards

Seattle (September 7) – At visits to Sound Generations Lake City/Northgate Senior Center and the International Drop-In Center on Beacon Hill, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.7 million in awards for senior centers that contribute to the health, well-being, and independence of Seattle’s older adults. “As our City grows less affordable, we must continue… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Responsible Storage Law

Seattle’s new Responsible Storage Law requires gun owners to keep their guns in a locked container when not being carried by them or under their control, and impose fines for crimes committed with an improperly stored gun. The law goes into effect on February 13, 2019. Why is responsible storage… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle and DC Mayors Announce Friendly Wager on WNBA Finals Between the Mystics and Storm

Seattle (September 6) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made a wager today on the outcome of the 2018 WNBA Finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics. If the Mystics win (they won’t), Mayor Durkan will send a basket of goodies from Seattle’s women… [ Keep reading ]