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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces $3.1 Million in New Funding to Upgrade Trail System, Playfields and Boating Facilities for Seattle Families

Seattle (February 7, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $3.1 million in new investments to upgrade trail systems, playfields and outdoor recreation facilities for young athletes and families in Seattle. Funded through grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO), the projects will support the renovation… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month. All across Seattle, City of Seattle departments are hosting events celebrating black history, black experiences, and black lives in our City. Mayor Jenny Durkan would like to invite residents to attend an event in your neighborhood to learn more about the history, culture, and contributions… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Stands United

This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received citizenship assistance and 535 people received immigration legal consultations. The event brought together 800 volunteers to provide a meaningful service… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Members of City’s New Small Business Advisory Council

Small Businesses Support Nearly 200,000 Jobs in Seattle Council Will Provide Policy Recommendations to City, Recommend Resources to Businesses to Help Them Thrive Amid Growth, Affordability Crisis SEATTLE (Feb 2) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the members of the City’s new Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), a group… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Search Committee Members for Seattle City Light Leader

Seattle (February 1) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the members of the committee to select a new leader at Seattle City Light. Committee members will assist in a national search process to find the best candidate. “The new head of Seattle City Light must lead one of the nation’s… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is a leader in ‘Green Fleet Management:’ What that means and why it matters

This guest post is from Andrea Pratt, Seattle’s Green Fleet Program Manager. It is thanks to her hard work, and the work of Seattle’s Finance & Administrative Services department that our city continues to lead the way on green fleet management. – J.A.D. Green vehicles are nothing new to the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Opens 156 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Seattle Municipal Tower That Help Power the City’s Green Fleet

With 188 Total Charging Stations in Building, Installation at the City-Owned Tower’s Parking Garage Is First-Of-Its-Kind for An American City and One of Country’s Largest Indoor Electric Vehicle Charging Installations Project Key to Seattle’s “Green Fleet” Electrification Program and Meeting Seattle’s Climate Goals SEATTLE (February 1) – Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Tours New Rooftop Solar Panels at Harborview Medical Center Powered by Seattle City Light’s “Green Up” Program

Panels Will Produce Clean, Renewable Energy That Will Help Combat Climate Change, Lower Harborview’s Utility Bills So They Can Invest More in Patient Care City Light Customer-Funded “Green Up” Program Will Provide $1 Million to 14 Solar Energy Projects at Seattle Schools, Parks, Community Center, and Affordable Housing Complexes SEATTLE… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Opens Seattle City Light’s First Curbside Fast-Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

As part of “Drive Clean Seattle” initiative, Seattle City Light to install up to 18 additional new charging stations by year’s end, making it easier for Seattle drivers to charge electric vehicles SEATTLE (Jan 30) – Saying Seattle will continue to lead in the fight to address climate change, Mayor… [ Keep reading ]