1/16
Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today on the passing of John Spellman, Washington State’s 18th Governor, and first-ever King County Executive: “Governor Spellman’s passing marks the end of an era for [...]
1/15
Seattle (January 15) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “The message and vision of Dr. King continues to ring loudly, but it does not ring true in enough lives. “When we [...]
1/11
Hello, Seattle My name is Paúl Quiñonez Figueroa, and I’m the External Affairs Liaison covering immigration here in Mayor Durkan’s office. I’m so proud to have the chance to serve all of you – the people of Seattle – as a City of Seattle [...]
1/11
Seattle (Jan 11) – Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock led a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing the Department of Justice’s misguided rollback of the “Cole Memo,” which provided [...]
1/11
Seattle (Jan 10) – Earlier today, Judge Robart’s ruled that the City of Seattle in “full and effective compliance” with the Court ordered consent decree. The consent decree required significant reforms to be enacted — new use of force policies and [...]
1/10
Seattle (Jan 10) – “Another day, another attack on immigrant & refugee communities by President Trump and his administration. These ICE raids are designed to drain resources from real public safety threats and punish hard-working [...]
1/10
  Hello, Seattle.   On November 28th, the day I officially took office, I crisscrossed the City and was sworn in five times – from Rainier Beach to West Seattle to the Chinatown-International to Phinney Ridge to Lake City. Why? Because I [...]
1/4
Seattle (Jan 4) – Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan condemned DOJ’s decision to rescind the Cole Memo, which clarified marijuana enforcement for states. “While I was U.S. Attorney, I helped craft DOJ policy on legal marijuana. [...]
12/22
Seattle (Dec 22) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced several new department leaders in her administration, including many with a focus on economic development and City planning.  With the previously announced resignation of Jesús Aguirre, [...]
12/22
Seattle (Dec 22) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the members of her Police Search Committee who will assist in a national search process to find the best candidates for Seattle’s next police chief. Led by four co-chairs, this diverse Search [...]