Seattle will have 2,500 new City-funded affordable rental homes online by 2021 Seattle (November 15, 2018) – Building on the city’s strategy of investing in and developing more affordable homes, the City of Seattle broke ground for 102 new affordable [...]
Seattle (November 15, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González strongly condemned the Trump administration’s new rules that attempt to end longstanding humanitarian laws welcoming immigrant and refugee families and [...]
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 [...]