Posts categorized under Climate & Environment Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New York Times Report That Attorney General William Barr Asked Prosecutors to Investigate Her

Seattle(September 16, 2020) – Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement after aNew York Times reportthat Attorney General William Barr asked prosecutors to explore charges against the Mayor. “Today’s report is chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Unveils Pre-Approved Plans for Backyard Cottages Which Lowers Fees and Permitting Time

City launches ADUniverse website features step-by-step instructions for homeowners, accessible in dozens of languages Seattle(September15,2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today, the launchofa newwebsitecalledADUniversethatfeaturesbackyard cottage designs that have beengrantedpre-approvedCitypermits. The website includesa step-by-step guide toaddingan accessory dwelling unit (ADU)onapropertyand new data about theimplementationof thisincreasinglypopular housing option. After signing into law… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Wildfire Smoke Update: Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Wednesday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites Plan to Reopen Tuesday, September 15 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing some ‘very… [ Keep reading ]

During Dual Crises of COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke, City and County Partner to Open New Healthy Air Center in SoDo for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Parks, Boat Ramps, Fields, and Beaches Will Be Closed Through Sunday City of Seattle Will Keep Four COVID-19 Test Sites Open Unless Air Quality Reaches Hazardous Levels SEATTLE (September 11, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the opening of a new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Six-Year Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal to Aid in Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal Would Maintain a 0.1% Sales Tax to Fund Essential Transit Service, Capital Projects, and Transit Access Programs like ORCA Opportunity Seattle(July 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan todaytransmitted legislationfor a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Stay Healthy Streets Pilot Will Become Permanent, Bike Projects Will Be Expedited in 2020

Cityannounces allregional parks will now close at 8pm,urgesresidents to #KeepitMoving when visiting Seattle parks SEATTLE(May 7, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannouncedtoday thatat least20 miles ofStay Healthy Streets will become permanentand the construction of bike infrastructure will be accelerated in 2020.In addition,3 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets will be addedin… [ 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 Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

To Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19, City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Permitted Events

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) – To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the City of Seattle will suspend all permitted events. These suspensions will remain in effect until at least April… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]