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Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Executive Order to Align City Policies with Extended ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order

SEATTLE (April 6, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued an Executive Order to align the City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and permit suspensions with Governor Inslee’s statewide ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, which is now extended until at least May 4, 2020. The Governor’s order was… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Emergency Legislation to Keep Housing and Key Projects Safely Moving Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle (April 3, 2020) – Following Governor Inslee’s extension of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order until May, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced emergency legislation to keep housing and key projects safely moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation makes temporary land use permitting process changes that prioritize affordable housing development, keep projects moving forward by allowing experienced City staff to complete review processes, and enlists community participation by replacing in-person meetings with virtual and electronic outreach. These are processes that have all been impacted by public health… [ Keep reading ]

On Census Day, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Urge Residents to Complete Their 2020 Census Form and Help Seattle Access Much-Needed Federal Resources

Seattle(April 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Council President Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today urged Seattle residents to complete their 2020 Census form and help Seattle access much-needed federal resources. As of March 31, 2020, 42 percent of Seattle residents had completed their Census… [ Keep reading ]

U.S. Army Brings Field Hospital to Seattle to Help Reduce Burden on Local Hospitals

Field Hospital Arrives After Calls for Urgent Action by Mayor Durkan and Governor Inslee Seattle(March 27, 2020) – Following calls for a military hospital from Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee, the US Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA has agreed to deploy a military field hospital at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan To Issue Emergency Order to Fund Childcare for First Responders and Essential Workers for More Than 700 Children

Essential Workers like Health Care Workers, First Responders, Pharmacy Workers and Grocery Store Workers Will Be Prioritized For Childcare Seattle (March 27, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced she will issue an Emergency Order later today to allow the City of Seattle to fund emergency childcare for essential workers… [ Keep reading ]

Building on 1,900 New Temporary Housing Options, City of Seattle Expands Resources for Those Experiencing Homelessness, Deploys Six New Additional Hygiene Stations

Seattle – (March 27, 2020) – Building on the 1,900 new sites across the City to help individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Seattle announced the deployment and maintenance of six hygiene facilities throughout the City, which augment the more than 128 Seattle Parks comfort stations that remain open for hygiene needs. This expansion of resources is… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Ease Some Parking Regulations and Enforcement to Support Residents and Businesses

City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Enforcement of 72-Hour Parking Violations, Booting and Towing, and Will Continue Creating Temporary Restaurant Parking Zones Time Limits and Use of Special Zones Like Transit Zones and Shuttle Bus Zones to Still Be Enforced Seattle(March 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Provide Immediate Rent Relief for Nonprofit and Small Business Tenants

City to Provide $400,000 in Rent Relief to an Estimated 90 Arts and Cultural Nonprofits, Small Businesses, and Artist Studios that Rent City-Owned Property, including Seattle Center Seattle(March 20, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide $400,000 in rent relief to arts… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on State and Local Measures to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Seattle(March 15, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement on new State of Washington and King County orders to combat the further spread of COVID-19. The orders will temporarily limit operations of bars and restaurants, and will allow restaurants to continue delivery, drive-through and takeout services…. [ Keep reading ]