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City of Seattle Update on Winter Weather Response

Seattle (December 29, 2021) – With snowfall accumulation between 3” and 6” earlier this week and freezing temperatures for the past few day, some city services have been impacted. The National Weather Service expects an additional 1” to 3”of snow accumulation beginning late tonight, and continuing into Thursday morning’s commute…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Build New Dog Park and Pedestrian Connection on Former Georgetown Flume Site

Construction on two new public assets to begin in 2022, adding critical greenspace to South Seattle neighborhoods Seattle (December 15, 2021) – Today, Seattle City Light (SCL) received approval from the Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee to transfer a 46,000-square foot plot of land, known as the Georgetown… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Seattle (November 6, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: “Passing President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is transformational for cities across the nation – it will deliver new good-paying union jobs, expand transit opportunities and combat climate change. This… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Durkan Announces More Than Eight Million in Investments To Support The Duwamish Valley In 2022 Budget Proposal

Community members joined Mayor Durkan and City staff at the Duwamish Waterway Park to announce and celebrate these investments SEATTLE (September 24, 2021) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $8.5 million in proposed 2022 budget investments to support the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown. Investments will center around expanding youth leadership and capacity… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $9.8 Million to BIPOC- Led Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative

SEATTLE (September 10, 2021) — Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $9.8 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), the largest annual total since EDI’s first awards in 2017, to support the purchase of additional properties to house BIPOC organizations at risk of displacement. EDI is a central component of the City’s effort to support Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Highlights Cooling Centers and Pools Open During Forecasted Extreme Heat

Seattle (August 10, 2021) – The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Watch for Seattle due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. The warming trend will begin Wednesday and continue through Saturday. The City of Seattle is working together with our regional partners to prepare for these extreme temperatures including… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million in Upstream BIPOC Community Investments Recommended by the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Delivered to City Council

To improve disparate outcomes for communities furthest from equity the Task Force developed 9 recommendations with 18 implementation strategies Upon Council’s proviso lift millions can be dispersed to community by end of 2021 SEATTLE (July 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted $30 million in investments recommended by the Equitable Communities… [ Keep reading ]

Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council Delivers Comprehensive Recommendations to Support Jobs and Innovation

Stakeholders deliver 11 strategies to renew commitment to Seattle as a maritime and manufacturing city, equitable access to living-wage jobs, innovative small businesses, and environmental justice in neighborhoods near industrial areas. Office of Planning and Community Development to begin the environmental review process to study the creation of limited industrial innovation zones and areas to allow workers to live nearby  Seattle (June 30, 2021)… [ Keep reading ]