Mayor Durkan Signs Her Legislation “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” into Law

SEATTLE (February 23) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her plan “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” into law today. The bills approve the sale of a City property and appropriates the proceeds to long-term housing investment strategies, rental housing assistance for our most at-risk families, and extended… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of “Building A Bridge to Housing For All” Legislation

SEATTLE (Feb 20) – This afternoon, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” proposal, which invests in affordable housing as well as bridge housing and shelter. Last month, Mayor Durkan announced her proposal to sell an underutilized City… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2018 State of the City Address

In the first State of the City address, Mayor Jenny Durkan laid out her progressive vision for a more affordable, inclusive, and vibrant Seattle – and reiterated her commitment to address our affordability crisis and building economic opportunity through her Seattle Promise College Tuition, which provides two years of… [ Keep reading ]

How the 13th Year Scholarship Empowered Musa to Chase His Dream

This guest post was co-authored by Musa Abdi and Sarah Sabay, the Director of the TRiO College Access Programs at South Seattle College. Sarah added the following note: “I met Musa on his first day at South, and he asked if he can work in our TRIO student center. I… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Community Input Survey to Kick Off Public Outreach for New Permanent Police Chief

Seattle (Feb 20) – To help select a permanent Chief of Police to lead the Seattle Police Department, the City of Seattle is kicking off public outreach by launching an online Community Input Survey to allow Seattle residents to provide their input during the search process. Seattle community members can visit to complete… [ Keep reading ]

During her first State of the City Address, Mayor Durkan Announces ORCA Opportunity Which Provides Free ORCA Passes to High School Students and Seattle Promise Scholars

City and County Partnership Makes Seattle One of the Largest Cities in the Country to Offer Free Transit to Young People  ORCA Opportunity Could Save Students and Families Up to $540 for Each Student’s Trips to School Seattle (Feb 20) – At her first State of the City address at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, County Executive Constantine and Port Commission President Gregoire, Announce Multijurisdictional Partnership to Invest $2.1 million in Construction Training and Worker Support Services

SEATTLE (February 15, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today joined Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire and King County Executive Dow Constantine to announce plans to invest $2.1 million in joint funding for pre-apprenticeship and worker retention services and the ability to participate in priority hire projects. These… [ Keep reading ]

Major Jenny Durkan Announces Innovative New Pilot Program to Reduce Energy Bills for Seattle Seniors

Under New Seattle City Light and Office of Housing Program, Almost 800 Senior Homeowners Will Be Eligible for Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades That Reduce Heating Costs Seattle (February 14, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a new innovative joint pilot program by the Seattle Office of Housing and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million for Neighborhood Business Districts to Help Small Businesses Thrive

SEATTLE (February 12, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today joined neighborhood business district leaders and business owners to announce a $1.2 million investment in all 23 neighborhood business districts as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative, which provides investments and staff support to foster inclusive neighborhood business districts… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Announce the City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

Seattle (Feb 8) – Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that the City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington. Passed in 2012, I-502 legalized the possession and… [ Keep reading ]