Posts categorized under Siena Miller, Author at Office of the Mayor

As Omicron Surges, Mayor Durkan Announces Veto for City Council’s Repeal of Grocery Worker Hazard Pay

Seattle (December 22, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she will veto Council Bill 120119, which ends hazard pay for grocery workers in January 2022. Over the last week, there has been an increase of 143% in cases compared to the previous week. In the coming week, Seattle and King County are expected to have the highest one-day case… [ Keep reading ]

As Omicron Spreads, Mayor Durkan Highlights Expanded Testing and Vaccination Resources for Seattle Residents

SEATTLE (December 20, 2021) – As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads around the country and in King County, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan urged Seattle residents to get boosted, wear masks, and get tested at the first sign of possible exposure. At our partner sites, hours and locations have been expanded to meet testing demand. In addition, Mayor Durkan announced the Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Grants

SEATTLE (December 16, 2021) – Mayor Durkan and the Seattle Office of Economic Development announce the grant recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund. In August, Mayor Durkan announced more than $6 million in neighborhood recovery funding through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) established under the American Rescue… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Joins City Leaders to Announce the Projected Launch of the Third Health One Unit, Extending Primary Service Area to South Seattle

Health One program that helps those with mental/behavioral health or substance abuse disorders and those with non-emergency issues to expand primary service area to South Seattle Third unit expected to be operational in early 2022, staffed with two firefighter/EMTs and a Human Services Dept. case manager SEATTLE (Dec. 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Herbold, Fire Chief… [ Keep reading ]

AMAZON ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT TO HELP COMPLETE 20-ACRE WATERFRONT PARK AND RECONNECT SEATTLE TO THE SALISH SEA

Amazon’s support of Friends of Waterfront Seattle recognizes crucial role of Waterfront Park in renewing the civic and cultural life of the City of Seattle  SEATTLE (December 9, 2021)—Friends of Waterfront Seattle announced a major philanthropic gift of $5 million from Amazon to support the construction of the 20-acre Waterfront Park along Seattle’s central shoreline, which will be… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Family of Senator George Fleming and Officials on the Passing of Groundbreaking State Senator and Beloved UW Husky Hall of Famer

Seattle (December 8, 2021) – The family of Senator George Fleming and officials from across the state mourned the passing of a groundbreaking state senator, civic leader, and an accomplished football player. “It is with great sadness that we announce that former Washington State Senator George Fleming passed away peacefully… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Community Partners Host Home for the Holidays Events in December to Continue Downtown Recovery

SEATTLE (December 1, 2021) – Building off this summer’s highly successful “Welcome Back Weeks,” Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City will be enlisting creative community partners to host “Home for the Holidays,” a series of holiday activations in Pioneer Square, Pacific Place, Japantown, and Chinatown-International District. In partnership with the Downtown Seattle Association, the City of Seattle’s “Welcome Back Weeks” attracted an estimated 30,000 people downtown,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and City Council Announce $2 Million for Small Businesses and Organizations Most Impacted by Vaccine Verification Requirements

Eligible small businesses and organizations will receive an additional up to $1,000 to help enforce King County vaccination verification policy Seattle (November 1, 2021) — Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle) announced that the City will be adding $2 million to the Office of Economic Development (OED) Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) to support small businesses and organizations impacted by the new vaccination verification requirement in King… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Open Applications for $4 Million in Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants

Office of Economic Development to Provide In-Language Assistance and Host Informational Webinar to Help Small Business Owners and Nonprofits Apply Seattle (October 19, 2021) – With SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for the Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) provided by the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). OED… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Vacant Storefront Legislation

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding legislation that allows more flexibility in permitted uses for empty downtown storefronts moving out of the Seattle City Council’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee. “The downtown core is Seattle’s economic engine and heartbeat, and it’s up to us to help it come back better than ever for all those who… [ Keep reading ]