Posts categorized under Rachel Schulkin, Author at Office of the Mayor

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

As City Nears 50,000 Vaccinations, City of Seattle Partners With Seattle Visiting Nurse Association and Seattle Colleges to Open Community Vaccination Hub in North Seattle

Community Vaccination Hub at North Seattle College Will Be Fourth City-Affiliated Fixed Vaccination Site Site Has Initial Capacity for 1,170 Vaccinations Per Week, Could Scale Up to 6,400, Supply Permitting SEATTLE (March 31, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City is helping to support a new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council Propose $1.5M Investment for Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Including $500,000 toward AiPACE new senior care facility for Asian American elders  Seattle (March 30, 2021) – Together with Council President M. Lorena González and Council Member Teresa Mosqueda, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan is proposing $1.5 million to support older adults and address the increase in hate crimes and bias aimed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community in Seattle. “We must stand together in Seattle, and across our nation, against acts… [ Keep reading ]

Clean City Initiative provides added support to Business Districts throughout the City

Seattle (March 19, 2021) – Starting in February, Clean City funds have enabled business associations and business districts to increase their efforts to clean up trash, address graffiti, and clean streets and sidewalks. The Clean City Initiative will provide additional funding for Broadway BIA, Chinatown/International District BIA, Columbia City BIA, University District BIA, Pioneer Square, West Seattle Junction Association, Ballard Business Association, Downtown Seattle Association, and SODO BIA… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Releases Transportation Electrification Blueprint to Curb Climate Pollution and Spur an Electrified Economy 

First of its kind Blueprint lays out six ambitious goals to help Seattle move toward a future where everything that moves people, goods, and services in and around Seattle runs on clean, electric energy SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – The City of Seattle released a first of its kind, comprehensive City-wide plan that outlines how the City will move toward a clean and equitable transportation system in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 14 New Classrooms and Summer Extension for 2021

Applications Open for Families to Enroll Three- and Four-Year Olds for 2021-2022 School Year SEATTLE (March 16, 2021) – Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are now open, with three new partner agencies and 14 new classrooms opening this fall. The new additions bring the total number of SPP classrooms to 129 (which includes 20 Family Child Care sites), with capacity to serve up to 2,054 preschoolers. Joining the family of SPP providers are Hilltop Children’s Center, Community School of West Seattle, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums, and other COVID-19 safety restrictions

Seattle (March 15, 2021) – Following last week’s announcement of $23 million of new rental assistance and the prospect of new rental assistance that will be available to Seattle and King County through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the extension of COVID-19 relief measures, including the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces $22.7 Million in New Rental and Utility Assistance

Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Will Provide a Surge of Relief to Community-Based Organizations, United Way of King County, and the City to Help Seattle Renters Withstand Ongoing Threats to Housing Stability Newly Signed American Rescue Plan Will Provide Additional Funding for Rental Assistance Seattle (March 12, 2021) – In addition to rental assistance funded through the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden yesterday, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council to provide $22.7 million in Federal rental… [ Keep reading ]