All Seattle multifamily and commercial development will contribute to new rent- and income-restricted affordable housing for low-income households MHA is the City’s largest funding contributor to affordable housing since the creation of the Seattle [...]
SEATTLE (March 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the successful 9-0 vote by Seattle City Council to confirm her nominee Saad Bashir to lead the Seattle Information Technology (IT) Department as the City of [...]
SEATTLE (March 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council’s unanimous 9-0 vote to adopt Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), implementing affordable housing requirements and increasing density [...]
On January 11, together we began the first chapter of the Seattle Squeeze and a new era of tough traffic in Seattle: The full three-week closure of SR 99 downtown. We knew the longest major highway closure in our region was going to be hard.   That’s [...]
If Enacted, Proposal Would Maintain Current Services, Expand Hours, Eliminate Fines, Help Close Digital Divide, and Make Seismic Retrofits SEATTLE (March 13, 2019) – To advance equity, education, and opportunity in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan [...]
Seattle (March 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the members of the Seattle Census Task Force, a coalition of elected officials and community leaders who are organizing Seattle’s preparations for the United States 2020 Census. The Seattle [...]
Seattle (March 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding today’s transmittal of the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Implementation and Evaluation Plan:    “When almost 70 percent of Seattle supported the [...]
With Growing National and Regional Competition for Officers, New Lateral Hiring Incentive Would Help Recruit Experienced Candidates Who Are Committed to Reform with Up to $15,000 Incentive SEATTLE (March 4, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded the [...]
Seattle (February 27, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the creation of a new Office of the Mayor internship to honor Seattle civil rights hero and leader Ruth Woo. The Ruth Woo Intern will work with the Mayor’s Policy Team to continue Mayor [...]
Seattle (February 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the successful 8-0 vote by Seattle City Council to confirm her nominee Sam Zimbabwe to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation as its next Director:     [...]