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Mayor Durkan Announces New Department Appointments

Seattle (Dec 22) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced several new department leaders in her administration, including many with a focus on economic development and City planning.  With the previously announced resignation of Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, Mayor Durkan announced that Christopher Williams will serve as… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Police Search Committee Members

Seattle (Dec 22) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the members of her Police Search Committee who will assist in a national search process to find the best candidates for Seattle’s next police chief. Led by four co-chairs, this diverse Search Committee will work with a national search firm to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces $100 Million in Affordable Housing Investments

Series of Projects Will Build and Upgrade 1,450 Homes, Which Will Remain Affordable for at Least 50 Years Seattle (December 18, 2017) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $100 million in investments to build and preserve 1,450 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the construction of 896 new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Amtrak Derailment

Seattle (Dec 18) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement in response to the Amtrak train derailment: “This catastrophic derailment is horrific. My thoughts are with the passengers, families and those injured as well as our first responders, firefighters, and police who rushed to the scene. “The City… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Key Department Leadership

Seattle (Dec 15) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced several officials who will serve in her administration including department leaders focused on housing, homelessness, civil rights, transportation, and economic opportunity. “From housing to homelessness to transportation, our City faces a number of urgent challenges. Our residents and businesses expect our… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]