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Mayor Durkan Announces $1.5 Million Fund to Invest Directly in Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Signs Executive Order to Help Small Businesses and Their Workers Seattle (March 12, 2020) – Building on measures focused on supporting small businesses, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly in small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund is an expansion of the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) Small Business Stabilization… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New Proclamation from Governor Inslee

Seattle (March 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on Governor Jay Inslee’s proclamation to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Washington State. Yesterday, Mayor Durkan highlighted the recent modeling of COVID-19 in our region. “Since January, the City of Seattle has been preparing for COVID-19 in our region. This global pandemic will be one of the most transformative and consequential moments… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light Will Keep Utilities on During COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle

Seattle (March 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. This will provide immediate utility relief for customers, both residential and commercial, financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Ongoing Preparations for COVID-19, Mayor Durkan Issues Proclamation of Civil Emergency in the City of Seattle

Proclamation Grants Mayor Ability to Use Emergency Authority to Address Immediate Dangers to Public Health Seattle (March 3, 2020) – Similar to King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency granting her the ability to exercise emergency authority to address any immediate dangers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Outlines Vision for a City With Fewer Cars and Better Transit

Commits to Renew Transportation Benefit District This Year The Seattle Transportation Benefit District funds additional transit service, red bus-only lanes, and free ORCA for students and low-income residents Seattle  (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan highlighted her key transportation goals for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces New Actions on Fentanyl Awareness

City of Seattle Will Fund 700 Naloxone Kits, Distribute Kits at 25 Naloxone Trainings Throughout Seattle for Community Members and Partner Organizations SEATTLE (January 30, 2020) – Standing alongside community members, public health professionals, and service providers, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new efforts to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Update on Winter Weather Response – Tuesday, January 14

Seattle (January 14, 2020) – Following additional overnight snowfall and freezing conditions, the City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to services. Overnight the City experienced snow flurries, leaving a trace to two inches of snow on the ground and some areas of ice. Weather forecasts for the Seattle area… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Update on Early Preparations for Snowfall

Seattle (January 12, 2020) – As snow and winter weather begins to fall on our region, the City of Seattle is closely monitoring the situation. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next several days with overnight temperatures in the low 20s. To maintain roads for emergency travel and to ensure our most… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs New Collective Bargaining Agreements with Seattle Firefighters and Represented City Employees

Seattle (December 16, 2019) – Standing alongside labor leaders and City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) for Seattle firefighters and City employees represented by the Coalition of City Unions. The agreements were approved by the Seattle City Council on December 9, 2019. “Seattle is… [ Keep reading ]