Mayor Durkan and City Councilmembers Announce $1 Million to Ensure a Continuation of Homeless Services

In winter months, hundreds will continue to be served    SEATTLE (December 14, 2017)— Following the completion of the RFP process to focus on longer term housing strategies, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Councilmembers, and Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced $1 million available to ensure a continuation of homeless services… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Condemns FCC Repeal of Net Neutrality Regulations

Seattle to Take Action to Uphold Core Principles of Open Internet SEATTLE (December 14, 2017)— Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan condemned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote rolling back Net Neutrality regulations. Following this 3-2 vote, carriers will now have the freedom to slow down or block the delivery of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Partnership Agreement for West Seattle and Ballard Light Rail Extensions

Supported by the Seattle City Council and all Seattle Sound Transit Board Members, agreement establishes framework for streamlining project delivery and reaching consensus on a preferred alternative by early 2019 Seattle (Dec 13) – With the support of all Seattle area Sound Transit Board Members, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an agreement for… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]