This afternoon Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an executive order specifying several actions that her administration will take in “Advancing a Green New Deal for Seattle.”
This morning, Mayor Jenny Durkan rolled out her proposal for the city’s budget for 2020. With total planned expenditures of $6.479 billion, the budget represents an 8.5% increase ($509 million) over 2019.
The Mayor’s Office has been trickling out announcements of budget initiatives over the last two weeks, but today they rolled it all up into one big proposal with a few new additions.
This morning, Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her second “State of the City” address, in which she listed off the city’s accomplishments in 2018, highlighted several major initiatives in the works for this year, and announced five new programs.
As promised, Mayor Durkan delivered her proposed 2019-2020 budget to the City Council today. It’s going to take several days for me to go through all of the details, but here’s a high-level first take on it, with highlights and lowlights of what’s new.
Today Mayor Jenny Durkan signed the “Save the Showbox” ordinance into law, adding the site of the music venue to the Pike Place Market Historical District for the next ten months.