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

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’sproposalto 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 todaytransmitted legislationfor a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]

Transcript: Mayor Durkan’s Remarks at Sunday, June 7 Press Conference

Seattle(June 7, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkanheld a press conferencewith Chief of Police Carmen Best to provide an update on recent demonstrations and policy and operational changes at the Seattle Police Department. The Mayor’s remarks as delivered are below: Good evening and thank you for joining us today. I also… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Consent Decree

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on theConsentDecree, which she discussed earlier with City Attorney Holmes: “As U.S. Attorney, I witnessed the use of force being used against young men of color, including John T. Williams, who was killed just blocks from the federal… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Order to Implement Another Temporary Citywide Curfew Tonight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

these hours, residents and visitors should remain in their home to the extent possible and should refrain from traveling in and through the entire City of Seattle. The curfew is intended to prevent violence and widespread property damage, and to prevent the further community spread of COVID-19 through continued gathering.The… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Public-Facing Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Wells Fargo Will Allow Individuals to Obtain Money Orders Free of Charge During Closure SEATTLE(March 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday, March 16, City of Seattle public-facing counters will be closed to the public but will continue… [ Keep reading ]

Building on Mayor Durkan’s Small Business Relief Package, City of Seattle Announces Over $2 Million in New Investments in Small Businesses and Business Districts in Seattle

Office of Economic Development’s New Tenant Improvement Grants Issue $950,000 to Small Businesses Struggling with Commercial Affordability Only in Seattle Initiative Awards $1.2 Million to Support Neighborhood Business Districts Seattle(February 26, 2020) – Standing alongside small business owners and community leaders in the Chinatown-International District, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues New Executive Order to Combat Rise of Hate Crimes and Crimes of Bias in Seattle

As Recommended by City Auditor, Executive Order Requires More Robust Data Sharing to Evaluate Trends and Responses to Hate Crimes Seattle(February 25, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed a new Executive Order to combat hate crimes and crimes of bias in Seattle. To address this rise and help… [ Keep reading ]

In 2019, Seattle Police Department Hired Highest Percentage of People of Color in its History

In 2019, Seattle Police Department Hired 108 Officers, 39 Percent of Whom Are People of Color Launches “This is My Neighborhood” Campaign to Hire and Recruit Local Officers Seattle(February 24, 2020) – Standing alongside officers and community members at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]