Posts categorized under April 2020 - Office of the Mayor

Archives for April 2020

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joins 10 leading mayors to head up Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

Mayors from 11 major cities worldwide will bring expertise and knowledge to newly formed Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. Task Force, chaired by Mayor of Milan, established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis C40 Cities, at the direction… [ Keep reading ]

City Surpasses 700,000 Items in PPE Collection

Program Distributes Critical Resources to First Responders and Dozens of Local Organizations and Facilities in the Fight Against COVID-19 Seattle(April29, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannounced thatcompanies, organizations, and individualshave contributedover700,000pieces ofpersonal protective equipment (PPE)to the City of Seattle,culminatingwithasecond distribution ofPPEtofirst responders,shelters,communityhealth clinics,and long-term care facilities on the frontline of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and 16 Other Mayors Across Country Call on Federal Government to Make Critical Improvements to Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs

Mayors Call on Small Business Administration to Quickly Make Necessary Improvements to Paycheck Protection Program to Better Serve Vulnerable Business Owners Seattle(April 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and 16 mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and United States Department of… [ Keep reading ]

A New Role for Seattle’s First Responders and the Continued Fight for More Testing for Everyone in Our Community

Whensomeone in Seattledials 9-1-1, our first respondersshow up. They protect andhelp our communityby responding to every type ofemergency, many times putting themselves in harm’s way.In themidst ofthispandemic,theirworkhas beenmorecriticalthan ever by respondingto ongoing emergencies,administeringlifesaving care,andtransportingindividualstohospitalsfora range ofneeds, includingCOVID-19. However, the virus hasdramatically changed how wealldo ourjobs, and what jobsneed to be… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Mobile Assessment Teams to Test City’s Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Expands first responder testing site to include frontline shelter staff and City employees  Seattle(April 28, 2020) –Building on the landmark first-in-the-nationfirst responder testing facility, administered by first responders,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scogginsannouncedtodaythatthe City hascreated anddeployed twoMobile Assessment Teamsto testour most vulnerable,primarily focusing onsenior andlong-term care establishments at… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Expands Small Business Map, Launches #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map with Partner Cities Across the Region

Currently, There Are 2,600 Small Businesses in the #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map 20 Partner Cities and Counties Participating in Relaunched Map Seattle(April 28, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González, Councilmember Herbold Announce New Emergency Order to Cap Third-Party Commissions and Support Local Restaurants

Emergency Order Will Cap Commission Fees at 15 Percent; Requires that 100 Percent of Tips go to Drivers SEATTLE (April 24, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced a new Emergency Order to impose a 15 percent commission cap on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

U District and Ballard Farmers Markets Will Be Open This Weekend

Eight weeks ago, King County had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 virus. Since then, we have taken extraordinary and unprecedented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Preliminary data shows that our efforts are flattening the curve, saving lives, and protecting our hospital systems and health care workers. But… [ Keep reading ]

New Donations from Safeway and #AllInSeattle Allow City of Seattle to Surpass 8,000 Households for Grocery Voucher Program

Expanded Program Provides $800 in Grocery Vouchers to Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Job or Experienced a Decrease in Hours Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Seattle(April 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City’s expanded grocery voucher program will now serve a total of 8,050… [ Keep reading ]