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Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

New Donations from Safeway and #AllInSeattle Allow City of Seattle to Surpass 8,000 Households for Grocery Voucher Program

Expanded Program Provides $800 in Grocery Vouchers to Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Job or Experienced a Decrease in Hours Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Seattle(April 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City’s expanded grocery voucher program will now serve a total of 8,050… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Congresswoman Jayapal, Executive Constantine, and Council President González Issue Statements on President Trump’s Executive Order to Stop Immigration to the United States

Seattle(April 21, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Council President Lorena González issued statements today in response to President Trump’s executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. “Our City desperately needs the President to focus on supplies,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Library Re-Opens Restrooms at Five Locations Providing Access to Hygiene Resources for People Living Unsheltered to Protect Against COVID-19

Seattle(April 21, 2020) –TheCityof SeattleandThe Seattle Public Library(SPL)announcedtodaythe re-opening ofrestrooms atfivelibrary locations,providingadditional vital hygiene resourcestopeople livingunsheltered.To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Citycontinuesto increase access to hygiene facilities. “We are living through an unprecedented time and over the past weeks we have worked to aggressively stand up resources to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on New Economic Forecast in Seattle, Which Highlights Significant Impact of Pandemic on Workers, Local Businesses and City Revenue

Seattle (April 21, 2020) – The City Budget Office today released their latest economic forecasts and revenue projections for Seattle. Understanding there is significant uncertainty nationally and locally on the economic impacts, the City of Seattle’s Budget Office today announced two economic scenarios for a rapid recovery scenario and a… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle Highlights Generous 150,000 PPE Donation Supporting Firefighters Throughout King County

Seattle(April 17, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins praised the donation of 150,000 sets of life saving personal protective equipment (PPE)to the Seattle region.Thanks to the generosity of Gates VenturesandtheBrotmanBatyInstitute,frontlinefirefighters throughout Seattle and King County will have the protection they need to continue serving the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Guidelines to Allow Continued Use of Parks, Farmers Markets and Car-Free Neighborhood Greenways

City will close two neighborhood greenways to through traffic so people can bike and walk Residents must #KeepItMoving while using Seattle Parks, Greenways and Farmers Markets SEATTLE (April 16, 2020) – The City announced additional steps taken and guidelines for safe use of City parks, greenways and local farmers markets…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Makes 100 Rooms at Executive Pacific Hotel Available to Health Care Workers on Frontlines of COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle(April 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is making up to 100 rooms at the Executive Pacific Hotel available for health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rooms are available for quarantine for health care workers to prevent… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Deployment of Six 24/7 Hygiene Stations

Seattle  (April  15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the deployment of six new hygiene stations. The new 24/7 access facilities are located at Victor Steinbrueck Park, Waterfront Park, 45th Avenue and I-5, St Vincent DePaul Food Bank, University Heights Center, and Bell Street Park. With the closures of community centers and libraries, these six facilities result in a total of 26 new portable toilets and 12 handwashing resources added in the past two weeks, addressing the urgent hygiene needs… [ Keep reading ]

Following $1 Million Donation from Oak View Group and NHL Seattle, Mayor Durkan Launches Expanded Grocery Voucher Program to Provide $800 Vouchers to Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Expanded Grocery Voucher Program Will Support Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Jobs or Experienced a Significant Reduction in Hours Due to COVID-19 NHL Seattle Donation Also Provides Grants to 21 Seattle Center Arts and Nonprofit Tenants Seattle(April 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched the City of… [ Keep reading ]