Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Invest At Least $50 Million without New Taxes in Permanent Housing for People Experiencing Long-Term Homelessness

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Invest At Least $50 Million without New Taxes in Permanent Housing for People Experiencing Long-Term Homelessness

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (August 14, 2019) – Standing at Plymouth Place in Lower Queen Anne, with former Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, and Representative Nicole Macri, homelessness service providers, and community members, today Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law legislation that will provide at least $50 million in new …

Mayor Jenny Durkan Condemns City Council Plan That Would Cut $6.3 Million in Funding for Critical Services Like Food Banks and Child Care

Mayor Jenny Durkan Condemns City Council Plan That Would Cut $6.3 Million in Funding for Critical Services Like Food Banks and Child Care

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (July 17, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today denounced a proposed plan by City Council that would cut $6.3 million funding they had approved for critical programs that provide nutrition assistance, child care for struggling families, and nursing care for low-income pregnant women. Despite previous approval by City Council …

Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Threat to Escalate ICE Raids This Weekend

Mayor Durkan Condemns Trump Administration’s Threat to Escalate ICE Raids This Weekend

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (July 11, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today responded to reports that beginning this weekend the Trump administration will escalate United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in communities across the United States. While Seattle is not on the initial list of cities where escalated raids are …

Mayor Jenny Durkan Invests Additional $100,000 in Supplementary Budget to Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Communities Most Impacted

Mayor Jenny Durkan Invests Additional $100,000 in Supplementary Budget to Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Communities Most Impacted

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (July 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $100,000 in additional 2019 funding in the second quarter’s supplementary budget for education and prevention programs seeking to address gender-based violence in Seattle. The funding will support existing organizations to build their capacity and advance youth programming, education programs …

Mayor Durkan Honors Six LGBTQ+ Community Members at 2019 Pride Awards

Mayor Durkan Honors Six LGBTQ+ Community Members at 2019 Pride Awards

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (June 26, 2019) – In her second Pride Reception, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan honored the achievements of six leaders in Seattle’s LGBTQ community with the 2019 Pride Awards. This year’s award winners have had a lasting and positive impact on our City. This year’s winners are being recognized for decades …

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way”

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way”

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (June 17, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted to City Council legislation to rename a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the late LGTBQ+  and civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018. Under the legislation, …

City Releases Updated Capital and Operating Costs for the City Center Connector Streetcar

City Releases Updated Capital and Operating Costs for the City Center Connector Streetcar

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (January 17, 2019) – Following the conclusion of an engineering analysis and verification of operating costs, the City released updated capital and operating projections for the City Center Connector (C3) streetcar. In March 2018, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan ordered an independent review of the Center City Connector following …

Mayor Durkan Announces Seattle Will Invest in 91 New Affordable Homes on City-Owned Property in Uptown Adjacent to Seattle Center

Mayor Durkan Announces Seattle Will Invest in 91 New Affordable Homes on City-Owned Property in Uptown Adjacent to Seattle Center

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (November 20, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined today by Uptown community members, housing advocates, labor leaders, and arts and cultural district representatives as she announced the City of Seattle will invest approximately $6.9 million to build 91 new affordable homes for people experiencing long-term homelessness at a City-owned site adjacent to Seattle Center. The building will be developed by Plymouth Housing following the permanent supportive …

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Respond to the Mass Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Respond to the Mass Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (October 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best responded to this morning’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning with the following statement: “This was an act of terror and an act of hate …

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Passing of Paul G. Allen

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Passing of Paul G. Allen

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (October 15) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following the announcement of the passing of Paul G. Allen: “Paul was a true son of Seattle who made his beloved city – and our world – a better, more vibrant place. For generations to come, Seattleites …