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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s First Action As Mayor Aims to Help Households Struggling with Rent

Durkan Issues Executive Order to Develop and Implement New Strategies to Quickly Help Seattleites on SHA Waitlist Seattle (Nov 28) – In her first action, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, signed an Executive Order aimed to quickly develop and implement strategies, including rental assistance, to assist rent-burdened lower income… [ Keep reading ]

Jenny Durkan First Woman in Nearly a Century and First Lesbian Mayor of Seattle

SEATTLE (November 28, 2017) – Pledging to tackle Seattle’s challenges of affordability, social and racial injustice, homelessness, and housing, Jenny A. Durkan was sworn in as Seattle’s 56th Mayor in a ceremony at the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones administered the oath… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor-Elect Jenny A. Durkan’s Transition Committee Meeting

[VIDEO] Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan delivers remarks at her first of three transition committee meetings. The 61 member group is led by co-chairs former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of HUD and King County Executive Ron Sims, incoming Deputy Mayor, Shefali Ranganathan, and Plymouth Housing Executive Director Paul… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan’s Statement on DOJ’s Threats to Seattle

Seattle – Following the Department of Justice’s letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement: “This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police… [ Keep reading ]

Open Letter to City Employees

I want to thank you all for your service. You keep our City going each and every day for our residents, businesses, and visitors. Today all of us owe a special thanks to those at Seattle City Light who have worked non-stop to restore power after this week’s wind storm,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan Announces Seattle’s Most Diverse, Inclusive Transition Committee Representing All Parts of the City

Majority of Committee is People of Color & Women Seattle (Nov. 13) – Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan unveiled her full transition committee, a diverse and inclusive group of more than 60 community leaders and experts. The committee includes housing and homelessness advocates, social justice activists, transportation advocates, environmentalists, labor,… [ Keep reading ]