Last 21 Days: Urgent Action on Education, Homelessness, Free ORCA, Climate, and Reducing Gun Violence

In Recent Weeks, City Council Passes Five Major Initiatives Authored by Mayor Durkan It’s been a busy few weeks. Following yesterday’s passage of Mayor Durkan’s bill to reduce gun violence in Seattle by requiring gun owners to responsibly store their weapons, five of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s major initiatives have… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her Legislation to Provide Free ORCA Cards to Seattle Students 

Durkan’s Signs Her Fifth Major Piece of Legislation In Recent Weeks In Addition to Providing Free ORCA Passes, Mayor Durkan’s Plan Will Also Help Meet Growing Demand for Transit Seattle (July 10) – Standing today with local students and community members, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan did a ceremonial signing of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

Legislation Would Increase Civil Penalties and Legal Responsibility for Individuals Who Fail to Responsibly Store Their Firearms Seattle (July 9) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today celebrate the Seattle City Council’s passage of her legislation to reduce gun violence by requiring responsible storage of firearms unless carried by or under the… [ Keep reading ]

Ahead of Candidate Return Visits to Seattle, Mayor Durkan Announces Update on Police Chief Search

Seattle (June 7) –  Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that former Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay formally withdrew from consideration for the role of Seattle Police Chief following conversations on police reform with Mayor Durkan. Mayor Durkan asked for the Competitive Exam to reconvene to choose an additional candidate, and following the convening, the… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative awards $5.5 million to community organizations

Seattle (July 5) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the City of Seattle announced $5.5 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support Seattle’s existing community members and businesses in high displacement risk neighborhoods. “Seattle is facing an affordability crisis, which has… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs 2030 Building Efficiency Legislation

Seattle (July 2) – Following the signing of the new 2030 building efficiency pilot legislation to create the City’s most sustainable buildings, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement: “Seattle has always invented the future and the creation of this new pilot further establishes us as a leader combating the… [ 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… [ 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 ]