5/25
The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s beloved traditions, an annual celebration of art and music, and a celebration of diversity in the Pacific Northwest. It’s now our country’s largest community-powered arts festival. Today, the 47th [...]
5/25
Seattle (May 25) – After extensive community outreach and a thorough review of many highly qualified applicants, the Police Search Committee and Competitive Exam process forwarded to Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan three candidates who best meet the [...]
5/25
Any time a leader is willing to step forward and propose responsible firearm laws, we should applaud the effort. Especially when that policy, if implemented correctly—can reduce violence and save lives. The version of Dangerous Access Prevention [...]
5/24
New Action on Gun Violence Increases Civil Penalties and Legal Responsibility for Individuals Who Fail to Safely Store Their Firearms Seattle (May 24) – Following the release of a new University of Washington study showing that nearly two in three [...]
5/22
Seattle (May 18) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Technology and Innovation Task Force by USCM President, Steve Benjamin, the Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina. Mayor [...]
5/21
Seattle (May 21) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the City of Seattle has launched a new national search and public input process for a permanent director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Interim Director of SDOT Goran [...]
5/17
Pre-Approved Designs Will Save Time, Money for Seattle Residents Seattle (May 17) – To accelerate the building of more housing units in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has directed the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to [...]
5/17
One of the greatest parts of becoming the Mayor of this City was the opportunity to spend so much time meeting people in every part of Seattle. We are a city of fantastic, diverse communities. While I was crisscrossing this city to roundtables and [...]
5/16
Seattle (May 16) – Shortly after the City Clerk transmitted the ordinance, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law a new tax on large businesses to help address Seattle’s homelessness crisis – the City will begin the rulemaking process to [...]
5/16
Seattle (May 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new legislation to use existing funding sources to provide free ORCA passes to Seattle students through Mayor Durkan’s ORCA Opportunity program and to meet growing demand for transit options in the [...]