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Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General Passes at City Council

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million in Funding for Black & Tan Hall to Purchase New Venue

Building Acquisition Solidifies Residency in South Seattle Neighborhood At High Risk of Displacement Seattle (December 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle provided $1,190,000 in funding to Black & Tan Hall for the purchase of the historic theater building located at 5608 Rainier Avenue South. The organization will provide arts and cultural programming in Hillman City. Funding… [ Keep reading ]

Three New Curative Testing Kiosks Will Open to Add COVID-19 Testing Capacity to North, Central, and South Seattle

SEATTLE (December 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle will be getting three new Curative COVID-19 testing kiosks at locations across the City. Two of the new kiosks will have an initial launch today, Tuesday, December 22, with the third launching on Saturday, December 26. All kiosks will… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Additional Child Care Assistance for Families Through March

New Enrollments for Child Care Assistance Program and Seattle Parks and Recreation Child Care Are Open Now SEATTLE (December 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is extending child care copay relief for income-eligible families through March 2021. The City will cover 50 percent of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Coronavirus Relief Package

Seattle (December 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following passage of the Federal coronavirus relief package in the House of Representatives: “For months, small businesses, workers, and residents demanded Congress act for basic relief at a time of record unemployment and closures of small businesses. Our Congressional delegation has been… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums Into 2021

Seattle (December 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has signed a new Executive Order extending COVID-19 relief measures for residents and continuing the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City of Seattle through March 31, 2021. On Monday, the City Council unanimously passed the Mayor’s proposed extension… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Cultural Space Agency Charter to Create First Public Development Authority in Nearly 40 Years

New Public Development Authority to Develop Real Estate Projects in Partnership with Cultural Communities SEATTLE (December 15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed the Cultural Space Agency Public Development Authority (PDA) charter to create the first new PDA in nearly 40 years. The Cultural Space Agency is a first-of-its-kind cultural… [ Keep reading ]

City Council Unanimously Passes Joint Proposal with Mayor to Provide $5 Million in New Grants to Support Small Businesses and Workers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Small Business Grants to Focus on Restaurants and Bars; Worker Grants to Focus on Hospitality Industry Seattle (December 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today celebrated the City Council’s unanimous vote to provide a new $5 million relief package to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Kicks Off Clean City Initiative to Address Illegal Dumping and Excess Litter Across Our City and in Parks

SEATTLE (December 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Clean City Initiative is ramping up, investing more than $3 million in new funding to surge new and existing programs to clean up litter, remove graffiti, and address a backlog of deferred grounds maintenance across the city. Data from Seattle Public Utilities’ Illegal Dumping program shows a 195% increase in the volume of material collected from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3 of 2020.  “The pandemic has left the City with significant… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Additional Investments in Affordable Housing for Historic Total of $115 Million in 2020

City investments made in 2020 will support the creation or preservation of over 1,400 rental homes and homeownership opportunities Since December 2017, over $1.7 Billion – including $400 million of City funds – have supported the creation and preservation of 6,200 affordable homes  Seattle (December 8, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]