Mayor Durkan: “Because Council has refused to fund these vital programs or put forward a balanced plan, I will veto this bill.”  Council Legislation Changes Use of Short-Term Rental Tax and Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenue, Directly Eliminating [...]
Council Legislation Would Change Use of Short-Term Rental Tax and Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenue, Directly Eliminate Funding for Fresh Bucks, the Child Care Assistance Program for Low-Income Families and the Nurse Family Partnership, Which Provides [...]
Seattle (July 15, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan commended the City Council’s 8-0 vote to confirm Bobby Humes, her nominee to serve as the permanent director of the Seattle Department of Human Resources (SDHR). Humes has served as the interim [...]
Seattle (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 [...]
Mayor Has Directed the City to Update Tenant Protections Including the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance to Align with State’s New More Robust Residential Landlord-Tenant Act; Councilmember Lisa Herbold Will Also Introduce Legislation to Protect Domestic [...]
New Complementary Actions Work Together to Reduce Barriers for Development of More Accessory Dwelling Units in Single-Family Zoned Neighborhoods throughout Seattle  Seattle (July 9, [...]
$100,000 Investment Will Focus on Culturally Responsive Education and Prevention Programs for Marginalized Communities Most Impacted by Gender-Based Violence Seattle (July 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced $100,000 in additional [...]
Seattle (July 4, 2019) – Ahead of attending and speaking at a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s resolution in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to increase financial barriers to [...]
Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted 8-0, passing legislation loosening restrictions on the development of backyard cottages and in-law [...]
Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote to pass her legislation renaming a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the [...]