Posts categorized under Downtown Recovery Archives - Office of the Mayor

As Omicron Surges, Mayor Durkan Announces Veto for City Council’s Repeal of Grocery Worker Hazard Pay

Seattle (December 22, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she will veto Council Bill 120119, which ends hazard pay for grocery workers in January 2022. Over the last week, there has been an increase of 143% in cases compared to the previous week. In the coming week, Seattle and King County are expected to have the highest one-day case… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Grants

SEATTLE (December 16, 2021) – Mayor Durkan and the Seattle Office of Economic Development announce the grant recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund. In August, Mayor Durkan announced more than $6 million in neighborhood recovery funding through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) established under the American Rescue… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Community Partners Host Home for the Holidays Events in December to Continue Downtown Recovery

SEATTLE (December 1, 2021) – Building off this summer’s highly successful “Welcome Back Weeks,” Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City will be enlisting creative community partners to host “Home for the Holidays,” a series of holiday activations in Pioneer Square, Pacific Place, Japantown, and Chinatown-International District. In partnership with the Downtown Seattle Association, the City of Seattle’s “Welcome Back Weeks” attracted an estimated 30,000 people downtown,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues New Executive Order Leveraging City Funds to Support Impacts of Major Infrastructure Projects on Communities at Risk of Displacement

Starting with Sound Transit’s West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project, this Executive Order encourages Sound Transit to consider community benefits in addition to light rail in the Chinatown-International District (CID) Seattle (December 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed an Executive Order directing City departments to… [ 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 to Open Applications for $4 Million in Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants

Office of Economic Development to Provide In-Language Assistance and Host Informational Webinar to Help Small Business Owners and Nonprofits Apply Seattle (October 19, 2021) – With SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for the Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) provided by the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). OED… [ Keep reading ]

New, Long-Term Black Lives Matter Public Art Piece Installed at Seattle City Hall

SEATTLE (September 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) today announced that a new, long-term Black Lives Matter public art piece has been installed at Seattle City Hall. The sidewalk installation reads, “Black Lives Matter, Enough is Enough,” and spans 4th… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Partners Launch Efforts to Support Small Businesses During Welcome Back Weeks

SEATTLE (September 10, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced partnerships with Intentionalist, Belltown United, and the South Lake Union Chamber to support downtown small businesses as part of Welcome Back Weeks. These efforts will involve 283 downtown businesses, approximately 95 percent of which are owned by women, people… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Partners Host Second Set of Welcome Back Weeks to Support Local Arts and Culture, Encourage Safe Visits to Downtown Seattle

City to Host Three Events Featuring Local Artists and Cultural Organizations as Part of Welcome Back Weeks Masking and Proof of Vaccination Are Required at all City of Seattle Welcome Back Events SEATTLE (August 30, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a schedule of arts and cultural events… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $7.5 Million in Direct Investment in Community to Support Neighborhood Economic Recovery

Investments include at least $1.2 million for community driven projects and up to $225,000 to 28 business districts throughout Seattle Seattle (August 26, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced $7.5 million in direct investments to support downtown and neighborhood economic recovery…. [ Keep reading ]