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City of Seattle enrolls thousands in Utility Discount Program to reduce utility bill burden since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities committed to ensuring eligible residents able to participate in program SEATTLE(September 21, 2020)– Asof the end of August, the City of Seattle has now enrolled11,825 new householdsinto the Utility Discount Program (UDP) in 2020, including 8,173through the fast-track application process launched in Marchto… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Extends Rent Relief for City Tenants Through End of Year

SEATTLE (September 18, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will extend its rent relief efforts for City tenants through the end of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. The City’s rent relief measures provide rent deferral for for-profit tenants… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Wildfire Smoke Update: Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Wednesday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites Plan to Reopen Tuesday, September 15 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing some ‘very… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González, Councilmember Mosqueda, and Councilmember Morales Announce Joint COVID-19 Relief Package that Ensures Emergency Funds Remain Available for 2020 and 2021

Seattle (August 21, 2020) – Building on $233 million the City has invested thus far in COVID-19 relief, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Councilmember Tammy Morales announced a joint amended COVID-19 relief package. This joint proposal will create and extend $45 million… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends Moratoriums on Evictions of Commercial, Nonprofit, and Residential Tenants Through the End of the Year

Office of Economic Development Provides Additional 72 Small Businesses With $10,000 Grants in Third Round of Small Business Stabilization Fund Seattle(August 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has signed an Executive Order to extend the moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City of Seattle until… [ Keep reading ]

Sixteen Mayors of Major American Cities Call on Trump Administration to Halt Plans and Remove Federal Forces from Cities, Call on Congress to Immediately Investigate President

Seattle(July 22, 2020) – As federal forces remain in Portland and the President plans to announce expand federal actions in cities, sixteen mayors of major American cities have now joined Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s calls on the Trump administration to immediately halt plans to send federal forces from major American… [ 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 Leads Mayors Across the Country to Call on Trump Administration to Halt Plans and Immediately Withdraw Federal Forces from Major American Cities

Mayors Also Urge Congress to Investigate President’s Actions and Threats to Deploy Federal Forces in Cities Mayors of Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, and Washington, DC Join Seattle in Condemning Trump Administration’s Actions Regarding Federal Forces in Cities Seattle(July 20, 2020) – After raising concerns about President Trump’s repeated threats… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Updated 2020 Proposal to Address COVID-19 Spending, $300 million Revenue Loss, and Combat Racial Inequity

Seattle(June23, 2020) –Facing an unprecedentedeconomic downtown, global health pandemic andaction torethink policing and investments in community,Mayor Jenny A. Durkansubmitteda revised budget proposal to address $233 million in additional spending related to COVID-19 and a $300 million decline in revenueto the City.Mayor Durkan initially submitted her 2020 budget proposal, which waslaterapproved,in… [ Keep reading ]