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 [...]
5/14
Seattle (May 14) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement responding to today’s City Council 9-0 vote on a proposed tax on large businesses: “Seattle’s unprecedented growth has come with significant challenges. From the [...]
5/11
Seattle (May 11, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today responding to today’s City Council committee vote on a proposed tax on large businesses: “I spent the morning with hundreds of women attending a career fair for women [...]
5/3
The top challenge our City faces is the crisis of affordability and homelessness. It is a crisis that demands not just urgent action, but new approaches and new innovations. It is also a regional crisis that demands regional solutions because no [...]
5/1
Today, we honored Mount Zion Baptist Church and its contributions to Seattle by transmitting legislation asking the City Council to formally recognize it as a protected landmark. Landmark status is reserved for locations in our City that have been of [...]
4/27
Seattle (April 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that Andrés Mantilla will serve as Interim Director of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, effective May 16, 2018. Mantilla currently serves in the Mayor’s Office as the Director of [...]
4/27
I wanted you to know that our city is taking another important step to right the wrongs on the failed war on drugs and to help build economic opportunity for more of our neighbors: Today, our City filed a motion asking the Seattle Municipal Court to [...]