Seattle releases environmental justice and equitable development plan for the Duwamish Valley

Seattle (June 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, setting forth a series of actions and strategies to expand economic opportunity, make environment progress and increase investments in the South Park and Georgetown communities. The plan is the result of an 18-month process that… [ Keep reading ]

City Council Committee Advances Mayor Durkan’s Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

Legislation Would Increase Civil Penalties and Legal Responsibility for Individuals Who Fail to Safely Store Their Firearms Seattle (June 27) – The Seattle City Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee advanced Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s legislation to require safe storage of firearms unless carried by or… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan: Janus vs. AFSCME Undermines the Rights of Workers

Seattle (June 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case, in which she filed an amicus brief: “Strong unions and the protection that they provided for workers helped create and preserve middle class America. With family… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle releases environmental justice and equitable development plan for the Duwamish Valley

Seattle (June 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, setting forth a series of actions and strategies to expand economic opportunity, make environment progress and increase investments in the South Park and Georgetown communities. The plan is the result of an 18-month process that engaged… [ Keep reading ]

Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Fact Sheet

The Families, Education, Preschool and Promise plan will, if passed, fund education from preschool through college. Investments in education would be as follows: 6% for investments in the Seattle Promise Program $43.8m for Seattle Promise $3.1 from Seattle Colleges 11% for K-12 school health services $1.4m for school-based health center… [ Keep reading ]

The 2018 Pride Awards

Decades ago, I would have never imagined that hundreds of thousands would be gathered here in Seattle to celebrate Pride. I came to this year’s Mayoral Pride Awards – where I had the honor of recognizing true LGBTQ leaders in our community – on the heels of a truly heartbreaking… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Legislation to Provide Free ORCA Cards to Seattle Public High School Students

Durkan’s Fourth Major Piece of Legislation Passes Council in the Last Week In Addition to Providing Free ORCA Passes, Mayor Durkan’s Plan Will Also Help Meet Growing Demand for Transit Seattle (June 25) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated City Council’s passage of her legislation that would provide free ORCA… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Her Plan to Reduce Emissions from Seattle’s Buildings

Building Sector Second Largest Source of Emissions in Seattle Seattle (June 25) –  Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of her legislation that would reduce carbon pollution from our City’s building sector, which passed by a vote of 8-0. Announced by Mayor Durkan in her first… [ Keep reading ]

What I Saw in Tornillo, Texas

This past week, I joined more than 20 mayors in Tornillo, Texas, at the site of a federal detention facility for immigrants, many of whom have traveled to our country fleeing violence and seeking asylum. Hundreds of children, soon to be thousands, are now living in this small town at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Increase Bridge Housing and Shelter Capacity by 25%

Expanded City Hall Shelter to Open Next Week Seattle (June 22) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law a bill to create more than 500 new shelter beds in the next 90 days, to help address Seattle’s urgent homelessness crisis. The legislation will increase the number of bridge housing… [ Keep reading ]