Seattle (November 14, 2018) – Standing with community members, Chief of Police Carmen Best, City Councilmembers, and Seattle Police Department officers, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed legislation for a new six-year contract with the Seattle Police [...]
By Cameron McLay The Seattle Police Department is one of the leading departments in our nation. They have advanced best practices in crisis intervention and tactical de-escalation, and received training in procedural justice and implicit bias. They [...]
Seattle (November 12, 2018) – Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best sent the following letter to Council President Bruce Harrell and Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, Councilmember Lorena González, [...]
Seattle (November 11, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:  “Today I reflect on the incredible sacrifices of the women and men who have bravely served our country.  I thank them and let [...]
Seattle (November 8, 2018) – In a victory for Seattle and welcoming cities everywhere, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a ruling that continues the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Led by City Attorney Pete [...]
Seattle (November 8, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following the announcement by Councilmember Rob Johnson that he will not seek re-election in 2019: “Councilmember Johnson has been a steadfast voice for a more vibrant, [...]
Voter-Approved Investments Will Allow All Seattle Public Schools Students to Attend Two Free Years of College, Increase Seattle Preschool Program Seats to 2,500 Per Year, and Strengthen Wraparound Supports and Out-of-School Time Opportunities for [...]
Seattle (November 6) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement tonight following voters’ approval of her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan: “Tonight, we celebrate a victory for opportunity for kids and families across [...]
Seattle (October 30) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to President Donald Trump’s claim that he can end the guarantee of citizenship in the United States Constitution. The Mayor’s statement: “President Trump’s new claim that he can [...]
Seattle (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 [...]