The controversial budget approved by the council includes cutting off funding for roughly 100 police officers, cutting salaries of police command staff, scrapping the city's navigation team and diverting those funds to boost community programs.
It will take seven votes to override the mayor's veto.
The Department of Justice is threatening to withhold federal funds from Seattle, Portland and New York City.
Mayor Jenny Durkan made national headlines this week after a report revealed U.S. Attorney General William Barr considered criminal charges against her over her handling of the Capitol Hill Protest Zone, or CHOP.
The New York Times says the US Attorney General weighed the charges over the mayor's handling of CHOP.
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.
“A lot of people believe that a firmer response will lead to restoration of peace,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said. “What we’ve seen in Portland is that’s not the case.”
The mayor has issued an executive order calling for the occupied protest zone in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood to come to an end.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has asked the City Council to investigate socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant, calling for her to be punished and possibly even expelled from her position over a series of actions surrounding police protests.
The Divide: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on East Precinct, birth of 'CHAZ'
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a city-wide curfew from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 after chaos broke out downtown.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has begun a 2021 reelection campaign.
Mayor Jenny Durkan says it will take agility to house more than 500 homeless people over the next 90 days.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has handed the city council legislation that increases the penalty for people who don't report lost or stolen guns. It also requires the safe storage of firearms unless being carried by the owner.
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 Jenny Durkan met with National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman in Washington D.C. Tuesday.
Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use the proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the 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.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team.
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, who helped reform the department after federal officials found officers were too quick to use force against minorities, will step down at the end of the year, the mayor said Monday.