Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan asks state Supreme Court to stop recall effort

The push to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is arguing that the move to recall her is based on a policy disagreement, not a violation of any law or standard, and her lawyers say the petitioners leading the recall haven’t identified what steps Durkan should have taken in the wake of June’s widespread protests.

Durkan aims to fulfill free-college promise by 2020

Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle Colleges Chancellor Shouan Pan and Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland, signed a partnership agreement Wednesday which allows for the expansion of the Seattle Promise Program which aims to provide free community college tuition to high school students.

Seattle mayor wants to use money from land sale for homeless

SEATTLE -- Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the homeless.The Seattle Times reports the move is one of the first steps taken by her still-new administration toward delivering on a key campaign proposal — developing 1,000 new tiny houses for people in homelessness and ramping up rental-assistance programs.Durkan said the sale of the unspecified South Lake Union property is expected to net around $11 million.On Wednesday, she'll ask the Seattle City Council to pass a resolution asking to designate the new funds for her new Bridge Housing Investment program, which could include developing tiny homes, modular housing and backyard cottages, with a goal of quickly move people off the streets and into temporary shelter.