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Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Budget Address: Rebuilding a More Just and Equitable City

Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2021 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our region, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address via pre-recorded video shared online and broadcast to the Seattle Channel. In… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Walk-In Vaccinations at Rainier Beach and West Seattle for Anyone 60 or Older

City Also Launches “Good Neighbor” Program to Reach Older Adults With Digital And/Or Mobility Barriers City of Seattle to Administer Approximately 30,000 Vaccinations This Week SEATTLE (April 21, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced two new efforts to increase vaccinations among older adults in King County. Effective immediately,… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on the City’s Preparations Following the Conclusion of the Derek Chauvin Trial in Minneapolis

Citywide Prayer and Moment of Silence Planned for 7 pm   Seattle (April 20, 2021) – Following the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, the City of Seattle is providing an update for residents. City of Seattle department leaders have been preparing to allow residents to have the space to grieve and honor the life of George Floyd. While the City… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial in Minneapolis

Seattle (April 20, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trail: “The jurors and our system of justice have confirmed what we saw with our own eyes. George Floyd was murdered and Derek Chauvin violated his most solemn duty to protect lives and uphold the law. The cruel and degrading… [ Keep reading ]

City Budget Office Releases Updated Economic Forecast Showing Projected Recovery, and Growth for 2021 and 2022

SEATTLE (April 19, 2021) – This week, the City Budget Office shared an updated economic forecast, revised revenue estimates for 2021 and its initial estimates of potential 2022 General Fund Revenues. The City Budget Office update now estimates $1.59 billion in 2021 General Fund revenues, an increase of $20.3 million from the previous November 2020 forecast and $1.63 billion in 2022.  The 2021 forecast includes $5.7 million in additional Business & Occupation Tax and $4.7 million in Sales… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Administers 100,000th COVID-19 Vaccination

SEATTLE (April 15, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s vaccination plan for the week of April 12 through April 17. While the City has not seen a significant increase in supply, the City of Seattle and its partners will administer 24,400 doses of… [ Keep reading ]

As the City of Seattle Reimagines Public Safety, Mayor Durkan and Fire Chief Scoggins Announce the Launch of Second Health One Unit Extending Service to University District and Ballard

Health One 9-1-1 response team staffed with specially trained firefighter/EMTs and case manager helps people with mental/behavioral health or substance use disorder, and non-emergency medical issues access services Since November 2019 launch 56 percent of those served by Health One were experiencing homelessness SEATTLE (April 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins announced today the launch of a second Health One unit to expand regular service of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Nearly $23 Million in COVID-Related Rent and Utility Relief for Seattle Tenants

Seattle (April 12, 2021) – Following the City Council’s 8-0 passage of legislation to provide nearly $23 million in rent and utility relief for Seattle residents. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan provided the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has left far too many out of work as businesses have shuttered leaving families struggling… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Releases Statement in Support of President Joe Biden’s Executive Actions to Invest in Community Safety, Address Gun Violence, and Restrict Access to “Ghost Guns” as 3D-Printed Guns are Recovered in Seattle

Seattle (April 8, 2021) – Following the confiscation of untraceable, 3D-printed “ghost guns” this past week, Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan commended initial action by President Joe Biden’s executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence in our communities and investing in community safety. Mayor Durkan called for Congressional action… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Administer 30,000 Vaccinations This Week; City’s Largest Single Week Allocation to Date

Lumen Field Event Center to Administer 8,000 Vaccinations on Wednesday, Largest Single Day of Operations at Lumen to Date West Seattle Community Vaccination Hub to Administer 5,900 Doses of Johnson & Johnson with a Focus on Critical Workers Seattle Fire Department to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for BIPOC Workers SEATTLE… [ Keep reading ]

Major Funding Milestone Achieved – Seattle Receives $59.9 Million in Federal Funding to Construct Madison Bus Rapid Transit—RapidRide G Line

The new route creates a faster, more frequent, and safer public transit line connecting densely developed neighborhoods in Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, the Central Area, and Madison Valley  SEATTLE (April 5, 2021) – To build the city of the future and meet the infrastructure demands of the fastest growing large city of the previous decade, Seattle cannot do it alone. Today the Federal Transit Administration allocated… [ Keep reading ]