Mayor Durkan Statement on the Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SEATTLE (December 12, 2017) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the death of Seattle native and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “Mayor Ed Lee has a long history of breaking barriers – he was the first member of his family to attend college then became the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Tell Trump’s Department of Justice: Seattle Will Not Be Bullied

Department of Justice Taken to Task Over Unconstitutional Actions City Announces Awards to Assist More DACA Recipients SEATTLE (December 8, 2017) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes sent a strong response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding their November letter threatening to withhold federal law… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Juarez Applaud NHL Decision

SEATTLE (December 7, 2017) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez applauded the NHL’s decision to allow Seattle to apply for a NHL expansion team. “This is a good day for Seattle sports fans, our City, and our region’s economy. The NHL’s announcement helps lays the foundation… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle and Toronto Mayors Announce Friendly Wager on MLS Cup Match between the Sounders FC and Toronto FC

SEATTLE (December 7, 2017) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Toronto Mayor John Tory made a bet today on the outcome of the 2017 MLS Cup between Sounders FC and Toronto FC. If the Toronto FC wins, Mayor Durkan will send a basket of goodies including Starbucks coffee, Beecher’s Homemade… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and OVG Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Redevelopment of the KeyArena at Seattle Center

Redeveloped arena at Seattle Center anticipated to break ground in 2018 and open in 2020 to be NBA and NHL ready Costs of Construction and Development are 100% privately financed by OVG SEATTLE (December 6, 2017) – The City of Seattle and the Oak View Group (OVG) today announced the… [ Keep reading ]

Durkan Commends Council Leadership on the Passage of Arena MOU

Seattle (December 4, 2017) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the passage of the arena MOU: “I’ve said consistently that I’m committed to bringing back our Sonics, recruit an NHL team, and invest in our City. Under this plan, arena construction is 100% privately financed and… [ Keep reading ]

Durkan Announces Public Safety and Utilities Officials

Durkan to Appoint Interim Police Chief and Discuss Next Steps to Select Permanent Chief and Continue Reform SEATTLE (December 4, 2017) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced public safety officials who will serve in her administration including Director of Emergency Management, Chief of the Seattle Fire Department, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s statement on the passage of US Senate tax bill

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement last night after the passage of the GOP tax bill: “Tonight’s passage of the GOP tax plan is a vote against working people and the City of Seattle. This terrible bill worsens inequality by shifting the tax burden to families, seniors and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Creates City’s First Small Business Advisory Council

SEATTLE (November 30, 2017) – Signing an Executive Order at Elliott Bay Book Company, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan established the Seattle’s first Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). Tasked with ensuring small businesses have a role in informing policies and programs as well as access to resources, the council will provide… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs Executive Order Creating the Seattle Promise College Tuition Program

Creating Framework for Free College for Seattle Public School students, Seattle Promise Would Begin in 2018 for Current 13th Year Promise Scholarship Students SEATTLE (November 29, 2017) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to create the Seattle Promise College Tuition program, which will reduce and remove… [ Keep reading ]