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Mayor Durkan Announces Municipal Match Partnership with Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for Seattle Promise Scholars

Scholarships of Up to $22,500 Available to Strengthen Financial Supports for Students Pursuing STEM and Healthcare Careers SEATTLE (November 18) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan along with partners from education, philanthropy and STEM industries announced a new partnership with the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) to strengthen pathways to college and career advancement for Seattle Promise scholars pursuing jobs in the trades, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and health care. Seattle is the first city in Washington State to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is Ready for Historic and Transformative Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Today, I joined Mayors and labor unions for the signing of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. This historic bill will create millions of good paying jobs and make long overdue investments in transportation and infrastructure. Over the past two years, Seattle has faced unprecedented obstacles, many of them related to our urgent need to invest… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces New Executive Order at COP26 Climate Summit to Drastically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Executive Order directs City departments to implement new carbon-based building performance standards, expand transit access and Healthy Streets, and advance clean energy workforce development GLASGOW (November 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a new Executive Order directing City departments to accelerate action toward net zero emission buildings,… [ Keep reading ]

Following Successful Downtown Seattle Vaccination Clinic Opening, City of Seattle’s West Seattle Clinic Opens on Friday, October 29

SEATTLE (October 26, 2021) – Following the weekend launch of the City’s high-capacity Downtown Vaccination Clinic at the Amazon Meeting Center, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and community partners announced the location of the City’s second vaccination clinic at Neighborhood House in the High Point neighborhood, in West Seattle. Beginning on Friday, October 29, eligible vaccinated individuals can receive booster shots of Pfizer, Moderna, and the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines. Upon federal and state approval of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle launches $16 million Seattle Relief Fund to help low-income residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

One-time direct cash assistance available to Seattle families, young people, and artists/culture workers Additional $5.8 million distributed to low-income immigrants through Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund SEATTLE(October 25, 2021) – The City of Seattle launched a new Seattle Relief Fund – a $16 million lifeline to help low-income residents who have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes households that were unable to access state unemployment, had no health insurance, didn’t… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Surpasses 94% of Employees Vaccinated with over 99% Submitting Forms

Seattle (October 19, 2021) – More than 94% of City of Seattle employees are now vaccinated with less than 1% declining to submit verification or an exemption request. “Seattle has the lowest cases, hospitalizations, and deaths of every major city while having one of the highest vaccinations rate because we have followed the science… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Sound Transit Finalize No-Cost Land Transfer for Affordable Housing Development in Rainier Valley

Rainier Valley Homeownership Initiative will create at least 100 for-sale homes, permanently affordable to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers SEATTLE (October 11) – Today the City of Seattle and Sound Transit will finalize the transfer of ten sites in the Rainier Valley from the transit authority to the Seattle Office of Housing, at no cost to the City, for the development of permanently affordable for-sale… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes $200 Million for Housing as Part of Her 2022 Budget Announcement

City’s Largest Single-Year Housing Investment Investment in Homeownership Opportunities Nearly Doubled, with Focus on Households Led by People of Color SEATTLE (September 27, 2021) – After four consecutive years of record-breaking investments in affordable housing, in her final proposed budget, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan proposed $200 million to support affordable housing investments – a single-year record – including the production, preservation, and rapid acquisition of affordable homes throughout Seattle. This proposal includes a record contribution to create equitable access to new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s 2022 Budget Address: Moving Forward Together

Seattle (September 27, 2021) – Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her fourth and final budget address and transmitted her 2022 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Watch the speech below: The Mayor delivered her speech from North Seattle College and focused on the COVID-19 crisis and the crises that… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces 2022 City Investments in Housing, Homelessness and Public Safety as Part of Final Budget

Budget includes largest ever investment in housing, continuation of key COVID recovery programs  SEATTLE (September 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan gave her final budget address today, announcing approximately $200 million in investments in affordable housing, increasing investments in public safety and alternatives, and funding dedicated to building a more equitable Seattle. The total 2022 budget totals over $7.1 billion with $1.6 billion for the general fund that includes additional… [ Keep reading ]