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 [...]
11/9
Today Mayor Tim Burgess and Councilmember Rob Johnson proposed a plan to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements on new development across Seattle that will meet the City’s goal of at least 6,000 new rent-restricted homes for [...]
11/8
Mayor Tim Burgess expressed his appreciation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre on Monday, November 6, after he announced his departure from City government effective January 2, 2018.  Jesús Aguirre served as the parks and [...]
11/7
Mayor Tim Burgess issued the following statement regarding the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP23, which convened today: “The urgency of climate action will be front and center this week as world leaders convene in Bonn. Seattle proudly [...]
10/30
Mayor Tim Burgess and Councilmember M. Lorena González issued the following statements on ratification the Seattle Police Management Association (SPMA) members ratification of a new labor contract. SPMA represents Seattle Police Department [...]
10/30
Mayor Tim Burgess announced the nomination of Andrew Myerberg as the director of the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) today.  Myerberg, a civilian, will lead the OPA, an independent office responsible for investigating complaints of police [...]
10/23
Today Mayor Tim Burgess joined the Mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Cape Town, Amman, and Copenhagen in signing on to the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration. By signing the Declaration, the city [...]