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Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Announce Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (December 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced new legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) power to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs 2021 Adopted Budget

Seattle(December 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed the City’s 2021 Adopted Budget into law. After proposing a 2021 budget in September, the 2021 Adopted Budgetcomes after City Council consideration and the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that added $57 million… [ Keep reading ]

As Stabilization Repairs Continue, Mayor Durkan Announces Decision for Seattle Department of Transportation to Pursue Repair of the West Seattle Bridge

Traffic could be restored by mid-2022, Work Will Begin Following Completion of Stabilization on the West Seattle High Rise Bridge  SEATTLE (November 19, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)ismoving forward to continue repairs to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. Durkan also directed SDOT to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reminds Residents and Businesses of Resources Available for COVID-19 Relief, Announces $1.7M in funding to support BIPOC Led Organizations Impacted by the Pandemic

SEATTLE (November 18, 2020) –  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City of Seattle has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents… [ 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 Webinars to Help Small Business Owners and Economic Opportunity Non-Profits Apply Seattle(November 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for $4 million in new Small Business Stabilization Fund grants provided by… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on City Council’s Proposed Budget Amendments

SEATTLE (November 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement regarding the City Council’s proposed 2021 budget amendments. The City Council’s amendments come after the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that shows an additional $57 million in net new revenue…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Results of 2020 Presidential Election

Seattle(November 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It is so important that the President-elect affirms this is a day to start healing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Releases New Clean Cities Proposal to Address Illegal Dumping and Trash in Streets and Parks

With Some Initial Steps in Progress, Proposal Using New Revenue Could Quickly Expand City Services SEATTLE (November 4, 2020) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced her proposal to address illegal dumping and trash in streets and parks. The Mayor announced a series of actions the City can take within… [ Keep reading ]

City Budget Office Releases Updated Economic Forecast Showing Better Than Expected Recovery and Additional Revenue For City Priorities in 2020 and 2021

SEATTLE (November 2, 2020) – The City Budget Office released an updated economic forecast and new revenue projections for 2020 and 2021. The City Budget Office now estimates an additional $57 million in net revenue from both the Real Estate Excise Tax, sales tax, and additional General Fund revenue. While… [ Keep reading ]

With Surging Cases of COVID-19, City of Seattle Announces ‘Rock the Block’ Stay Healthy Blocks to Help Residents Stay Close to Home and Keep Moving on Election Day

SEATTLE(October 30, 2020) – With surging cases of COVID-19, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced newRock the Block Stay Healthy Blocksto help residents stay close to home and keep moving on Election Day. Rock the Block gives residents the opportunity to open up their… [ Keep reading ]