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Following President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan Announces City Will Move Forward on Federal Assistance and Other Emergency Actions Including a Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) –Following the President’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan announced that the City will move forward on requesting assistance and take other actions including issuing an Emergency Order for a temporary moratorium on residential evictions in the City of Seattle during this emergency. Following Mayor Durkan’s meeting… [ Keep reading ]

To Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19, City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Permitted Events

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) – To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the City of Seattle will suspend all permitted events. These suspensions will remain in effect until at least April… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Public-Facing Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Wells Fargo Will Allow Individuals to Obtain Money Orders Free of Charge During Closure SEATTLE(March 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday, March 16, City of Seattle public-facing counters will be closed to the public but will continue… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Library Locations, Community Centers to Public to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Program and Hygiene Facilities to Remain Open SEATTLE (March 12, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Researchers are estimating that there are 1,100 active COVID-19 infections in our region. By early April, the region may… [ Keep reading ]

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

Signs Executive Orderto Help Small Businesses and Their Workers Seattle (March12, 2020) –Buildingon measures focusedonsupporting small businesses,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announceda $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly insmallbusinesses 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 GovernorJayInslee’sproclamationtoprevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Washington State.Yesterday,Mayor Durkanhighlightedtherecent modelingof COVID-19in our region. “Since January, the City of Seattle has been preparing for COVID-19 in our region.Thisglobal pandemicwill beone 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 ]