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City of Seattle Issues Guidance for Staying Cool in Warm Weather

Highlights New Openings of Libraries and Pools Seattle (June 21, 2021) – As Seattle is anticipated to reach temperatures around 90 degrees this weekend (June 26-June 28), the City of Seattle is providing information on how to stay safe in the heat as well as the reopening of public spaces… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million Strategic Investment Fund to Support Seattle Site Acquisition for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts

SEATTLE (June 4, 2021) — Building off the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), Major Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Seattle’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is seeking proposals for $30 million for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. Requests for Proposals are now open for organizations in high displacement risk neighborhoods, areas with low access to opportunity, and places where future… [ Keep reading ]

Leveraging New Federal Funding, Mayor Durkan Announces New Seattle Promise Expansion Partnership with Seattle Colleges and University of Washington

City of Seattle and Seattle Colleges announce expanded equity scholarships, access to pre-college coursework in Summer 2021, and University of Washington transfer pathway program for Promise scholars SEATTLE (June 3, 2021) – Leveraging new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announces expansion of Seattle Promise to address impacts on students during COVID-19 and new partnerships… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces Summer Street Use Permit Opportunities to Support Neighborhood Activation and Business Reopening

SEATTLE (June 1, 2021) – To encourage residents and businesses to use Seattle’s streets this summer, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Department of Transportation shared information about existing and upcoming free Street Use permits starting in June. With current and upcoming free permitting options, residents can make space in their neighborhoods for play and communal activities such as barbecues and block parties. And the recent extension… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González and Chair Mosqueda Launch ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

American Recovery Act funding prioritizes homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity Seattle, WA — On Thursday Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced the “Seattle Rescue Plan”, a $128.4 million package in federal recovery… [ Keep reading ]

An Update On the City of Seattle’s Return to Office Plan

As the initial epicenter of COVID-19, our city workforce embarked upon a monumental endeavor to serve our community, including many employees who began working remotely full time. Throughout the past year, we have all had to adapt to a new normal as we worked together to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Transfer Greenwood Senior Center to Community

Upon transfer, Phinney Neighborhood Association will join Byrd Barr Place and Central Area Senior Center as the third successful property transfer since September 2020 SEATTLE (May 18, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to the Seattle City Council to permanently transfer the ownership of Greenwood Senior Center to Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA), a community organization that provides programming, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. PNA has been operating the center since 2006, providing… [ Keep reading ]

Extending Outdoor Dining into 2022

As we begin to fully reopen our bars and restaurants this Summer, one thing that is here to stay is outdoor dining.  Last June, SDOT created a free temporary permit program that has helped restaurants and merchants to stay in business in the face of challenging conditions. To date, SDOT has  issued about 200 free  Street Use permits… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Begins Administering the Pfizer Vaccine to 12 – 15 Year-Olds

Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams Will Immediately Begin Offering All Three Vaccines at In-Stadium, Mobile, and Pop-Up Events On Friday, City to Partner With Local Breweries to Offer Vaccinations and $1 Pints SEATTLE (May 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle immediately… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on the City’s Preparations Ahead of May Day

Seattle (April 30, 2021) – The City of Seattle is issuing an update for residents on preparations that City departments will be making in advance of May Day, happening this Saturday, May 1. The City of Seattle has a tradition of peaceful marches on May Day; however, we know that… [ Keep reading ]