FOLLOWUP: More details about Mayor Jenny Durkan’s West Seattle visit Saturday

We first told you back on Tuesday that Mayor Jenny Durkan is coming to West Seattle for a public event on Saturday. We’ve obtained a few more details about the event via the mayor’s office and local community organizations:

-The mayor will be joined by representatives of city departments including SDOT, Seattle Public Utilities, Department of Neighborhoods, the Office of Economic Development, Parks, Office of Housing, Seattle Housing Authority, Office of Planning and Community Development, Seattle Police, and Seattle Fire “with information about city-wide programs, and projects specific to West Seattle”

-The mayor plans to “discuss her vision for building a more affordable, inclusive Seattle” as described in her State of the City speech on Tuesday

She’s also expected to visit several local businesses before the public event, which is scheduled for 1 pm to 2 pm Saturday at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon).

22 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: More details about Mayor Jenny Durkan's West Seattle visit Saturday"

  • ScubaFrog February 22, 2018 (1:22 pm)

    Go Jenny!!  I’m so excited to hear what she has to say.  She sounds so promising as a leader re “shared prosperity”.  Let’s go Seattle, we can finally seriously address homelessness and the middle classes’ woes.

    • Rick February 22, 2018 (9:37 pm)

      Durkans Campaign Promise to clean up Seattle  homeless problem. So far all have seen is that its worse than ever. Graffiti and Garbage everywhere. Typical of our local politics, all talk and zero action.  and they lie to your face, and expect you to just trust them.  She is a Fake Mayor

    • Rick February 22, 2018 (9:47 pm)

      What happened to Durkans campaign promise of cleaning up the Seattle streets of homeless tents.  All I see everyday is the garbage ,graffiti and needles all over our city sidewalks.  Raise our property taxes, tax our soda pop, and still zero solutions. Typical local politician. All talk and zero action.  Another Fake Mayor
      AKA Durkan Donuts

      • Mat February 23, 2018 (11:43 am)

        Not sure how often you’re downtown, but a bunch of tents and trash were just cleared out under the I5 overpasses by pill hill last week. 

  • Swede. February 22, 2018 (2:45 pm)

    building a more affordable, inclusive Seattle”

    That’s a little but late I would say. Don’t think all the people that had to move due to rent explosion, gotten homeless or seen their favorite restaurants, bars, businesses etc. dissappear going to get a massive increase of income to be able to come back. Because it won’t get cheaper to live here just because the new major says so. 

  • Concerned February 22, 2018 (3:19 pm)

    Shared prosperity? Sounds code for socialism

    • Mr. J February 22, 2018 (3:35 pm)

      Your comment is alarmingly Libertarian. 

    • West Seattle Hipster February 22, 2018 (7:24 pm)


    • Paul February 22, 2018 (8:13 pm)

      Bingo. I am sick of politicians who are unable to be brave and say what they mean. Shared Prosparity is another way of taking about socialism. If socialism is a value of your electorate, why should you want to avoid saying the word? If it’s a good thing why tap around it? If it’s a net positive, why launch and attack when folks call it what it is. Call a spade a spade and be done with it. 

      • Mat February 23, 2018 (11:49 am)

        Why does Shared Prosperity have to be Socialism?  Isn’t that pretty reductionist? To stick with your analogy, sure a spade is a spade, so maybe this is more of a garden trowel and nuance is being used in the language because their is nuance in the vision and the desired execution of the idea. 

        Not even trying to shill for Durkan either, just appreciating the difficultly of communication and that it’s why our language (and language in general) has such a plethora of words. 

  • Diane February 22, 2018 (3:49 pm)

    good to see my request (to her rep at SWDC) for Office of Housing and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) on the list

  • TJ February 22, 2018 (4:04 pm)

    Agree with @concerned, socialism is what I get from “shared prosperity” as well. Sounds like raising more taxes. She is now following Murray’s use of “inclusive” in opening every press conference. Don’t get me wrong, it is great, but I think we are there. Not sure who she is referring to. And regarding “seriously addressing homelessness”; is doubling down on what we paid before that showed ZERO in return going to do that? 

  • rico February 22, 2018 (4:57 pm)

    Shared prosperity.  It’s called raising kids.  However, with the clear message that the kids can only expect to share my prosperity for so long at which point it is expected that they will have developed enough skills to not have to share in mine or anyone else’s prosperity.  I shudder to think what kind of kid those who believe we should all share prosperity would turn out to be.  Oh wait we already have this, they are called the Seattle City Council, the almighty body of enablers.

  • TJ February 22, 2018 (8:36 pm)

    Socialism is a value of a small part of the electorate, and a big part of the political progressive movement here.

  • 98126res February 22, 2018 (10:00 pm)

    Just bring back the pride in the Emerald City.   The new socialist ways DO NOT WORK.   Take a good long look at once prosperous and proud Venezuela.  Now a desperate country.   It is the dream of George Soros to do the same here – destroy the U.S. from the inside.  And look around town – it’s working.  I’ve lived in Seattle for 58 years and for many old timers it is disgusting to drive anywhere.  Socialism is the most dangerous thing in the last century.

    • ScubaFrog February 23, 2018 (6:01 am)

      Soros gave all of his money away, how generous!  Your worn out Breitbart talking point’s relevant no more, my octogenarian neighbor  :)

      • Rusty February 23, 2018 (8:23 am)

        You mean the money he earned crashing currencies? From the guy who went around with his uncle who assisted the Nazis in his youth? You mean that guy, right?

  • brandon 5406 February 23, 2018 (1:41 pm)

    Wonder what she’ll be giving away on this visit.  

  • Mickymse February 23, 2018 (2:32 pm)

    Good grief! What the hell happened to Republicans in this country? Doesn’t anyone remember the post-war period? When “shared prosperity” meant things like good paying jobs for lots of people? Affordable homes in beautiful and safe neighborhoods? (I’ll leave aside the discussion of racist redlining here.) Lots of public infrastructure being built to support travel by car, children getting good education, police and fire and libraries and the like?

    Yeah… When did this ridiculous “I built this” mythology get built up on the Right? Not only did you NOT build everything yourselves, but you BENEFITED from the community paying taxes and, yes, sharing the prosperity for everyone to improve their lives. Now, it seems like all conservatives want to do is pull up the ladder behind themselves? My parents would have smacked me up the side of the head for not sharing things with our friends and neighbors!

  • brandon 5406 February 24, 2018 (10:03 am)

    Pretty sure we’re sharing.  My property taxes, utilities and other fees have doubled over the past few years.   Enjoy!!

    • ScubaFrog February 24, 2018 (10:43 am)

      Well you don’t pay an income tax, so I think there’s plentyyyy of room for more taxes if you’re on our end of the upper-middle-and-up range.  I’m more than happy to pay more.

      There’s no reason why we shouldn’t pay more, the middle class pays the majority of taxes in Seattle (and in all of America).  It’s time for the upper-middle class and top 10% to pay our way.

      • Concerned February 24, 2018 (1:08 pm)

        With  your “thinking”, the middle class will be the working poor in no time

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