11/22
Mayor Tim Burgess and City Attorney Pete Holmes issued the following statement after King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl ruled on the City’s proposed income tax on high-income residents: “Our state continues to be one of the worst in the [...]
11/22
Mayor Tim Burgess issued the following statement after signing into law the Seattle Retirement Savings Plan, which he introduced and championed: “On Monday the Seattle City Council wisely voted to help the estimated 200,000 workers in this community [...]
11/21
Today, the City of Seattle released an evaluation of the Seattle Preschool Program’s second year. (Cover letter from Mayor Burgess here and evaluation overview here.) This annual report, conducted by the National Institute for Early Education [...]
11/21
Mayor Tim Burgess today announced a plan to restructure the way Seattle Police Department (SPD) handles off-duty employment for its officers and Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs). This announcement follows a September 27 Executive Order from Mayor [...]
11/20
Mayor Tim Burgess issued the following statement on the Seattle City Council’s passage of the new City budget: “When I delivered my proposed budget to the City Council in September, I said that our spending should be fair, just, and reflective of the [...]
11/20
The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools today announced a historic new partnership to plan for a new Memorial Stadium and the potential of a new school at Seattle Center, provide land for a new downtown elementary school, and allow the school [...]
11/16
Mayor Tim Burgess issued the following statement after receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice: “We received a letter today from the US Department of Justice expressing ‘concern’ over a law that has been on our books since 2003 that [...]
11/15
Mayor Tim Burgess issued the following statement after the City Council introduced nearly a million dollars of proposed budget cuts to Mayor-Elect Durkan’s office budget: “During this unprecedented period of mayoral transition, we should be coming [...]
11/15
Mayor Tim Burgess delivered legislation to the City Council which would create new shared parking opportunities to address transportation and parking demand in Seattle’s densest areas. The legislation would allow owners of parking spaces in certain [...]
11/13
Mayor Tim Burgess and Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statements after the Seattle City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Seattle Police Management Association (SPMA), which [...]