Posts categorized under Kelsey Nyland, Author at Office of the Mayor

City of Seattle Approved to be Vaccine Distributor; Seattle Fire Department Launches Mobile Vaccination Teams to Focus on Adult Family Homes

SFD Mobile Vaccination Teams to Vaccinate Adult Family Homes Not Served by the Federal Partnership with CVS/Walgreens City’s Goal to Vaccinate Nearly 1,000 Adult Family Home Residents and Staff Within Next Two Weeks SEATTLE (January 12, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new City of Seattle actions to… [ Keep reading ]

Application Opens for $2.17 Million in Direct Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Seattle (January 11, 2021) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is now available for hospitality workers who live and work in Seattle who have lost jobs or income due to COVID-19. People in need of assistance can visit this website to learn if they qualify… [ Keep reading ]

Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General Passes at City Council

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Coronavirus Relief Package

Seattle (December 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following passage of the Federal coronavirus relief package in the House of Representatives: “For months, small businesses, workers, and residents demanded Congress act for basic relief at a time of record unemployment and closures of small businesses. Our Congressional delegation has been… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs 2021 Adopted Budget

Seattle (December 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed the City’s 2021 Adopted Budget into law. After proposing a 2021 budget in September, the 2021 Adopted Budget comes after City Council consideration and the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that added $57 million… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Provides Free Child Care for Eligible Families Through the End of the Year

City Urges Families to Sign Up For High-Quality, Affordable Child Care Through the Child Care Assistance Program SEATTLE (November 20, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide free child care for income-eligible families for the remainder of 2020. The Department of Education and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reminds Residents and Businesses of Resources Available for COVID-19 Relief, Announces $1.7M in funding to support BIPOC Led Organizations Impacted by the Pandemic

SEATTLE (November 18, 2020) –  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City of Seattle has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Next Steps on City Council’s 2020 Revised Budget Actions

Per Council’s Intent, the City Will Suspend the Work of the Navigation Team Effective Immediately Seattle (September 30, 2020) – Following Council’s decision to defund the Navigation Team and proceed with out of order layoffs at the Seattle Police Department, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced next steps on the City Council’s… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González Condemn President Trump’s Proposal to Exclude Undocumented People from Census Apportionment

Seattle (July 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González condemned President Trump’s proposal to exclude undocumented people from the 2020 Census apportionment. The apportionment base is the official count of every person residing in the United States, and it determines the division of Congressional seats among states…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Six-Year Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal to Aid in Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal Would Maintain a 0.1% Sales Tax to Fund Essential Transit Service, Capital Projects, and Transit Access Programs like ORCA Opportunity Seattle (July 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted legislation for a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]