Seattle Mayor

Photo of Andrew Grant Houston looking glum.

Andrew Grant Houston is Running for Mayor of Seattle on a Bold Urbanist Platform

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In an announcement video released last week, Andrew Grant Houston introduced himself as a “queer Black and Latino architect.” He is a regular fixture...
Mayor Jenny Durkan gave soon-to-retire Police Chief Carmen Best some flowers to express her gratitude during a press conference about blocking police budget cuts in the Norm Rice room at City Hall. (Seattle Channel)

Jenny Durkan Is a Failed Mayor

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Every December, Mayor Jenny Durkan releases a list of accomplishments from the year, putting a positive spin on another year of her administration. This...
Mayor Durkan in an orange vest and SDOT hard hat at a West Seattle Bridge presser.

Durkan Announces She’s Not Running for Reelection, Opening Floodgates in Mayoral Race

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Mayor Jenny Durkan revealed today that she will not be seeking reelection. Polling suggests Durkan's popularity nosedived after a summer of protests that saw...

Calls for Mayor Durkan’s Resignation Keep Coming with Recall Blocked by Court

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Three official advisory commissions have asked Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign due to her mismanagement of crises around police brutality and homelessness and her...
A large first sculture on home plate of the baseball field at Cal Anderson.

19 Black Leaders Decline Invite to Durkan’s Equitable Communities Task Force

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Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the membership of her hand-picked Equitable Community task force Wednesday and prominent Black-led group like King County Equity Now and...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Mayor Durkan’s Budget Raids JumpStart Payroll Tax for $100 Million Pledge to Communities of...

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Mayor Jenny Durkan launched her next skirmish with Seattle City Council today as she released a 2021 budget that skimmed revenue from the their...
Protesters react with fists raised in solidarity as Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at City Hall on Wednesday June 3rd. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Council Overrides Mayor Durkan’s Budget Vetoes

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The veto overrides preserve $17 million for community safety programs, $3 million for participatory budgeting, and budget provisos intended to trim 100 positions from...
Mayor Jenny Durkan gave soon-to-retire Police Chief Carmen Best some flowers to express her gratitude during a press conference about blocking police budget cuts in the Norm Rice room at City Hall. (Seattle Channel)

Mayor Durkan Vetoes Rebalancing Package Decrying Police Cuts, ‘Irresponsible’ Investments

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Mayor Jenny Durkan again reached for her veto pen today, nixing the entire rebalancing package passed on August 10th. The Seattle City Council was...