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City of Seattle Provides Free Child Care for Eligible Families Through the End of the Year

City Urges Families to Sign Up For High-Quality, Affordable Child Care Through the Child Care Assistance Program SEATTLE (November 20, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide free child care for income-eligible families for the remainder of 2020. The Department of Education and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reminds Residents and Businesses of Resources Available for COVID-19 Relief, Announces $1.7M in funding to support BIPOC Led Organizations Impacted by the Pandemic

SEATTLE (November 18, 2020) –  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City of Seattle has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $5.65 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative

EDI organizations have secured morethan $105 million in City-funded dollars since 2017 Mayor signs property transfer to community ownership for Central Area Senior Center, 99-year lease for Fire Station6 SEATTLE(November 10, 2020) —Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announcednearly$6million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Results of 2020 Presidential Election

Seattle(November 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It is so important that the President-elect affirms this is a day to start healing… [ Keep reading ]

With Surging Cases of COVID-19, City of Seattle Announces ‘Rock the Block’ Stay Healthy Blocks to Help Residents Stay Close to Home and Keep Moving on Election Day

SEATTLE(October 30, 2020) – With surging cases of COVID-19, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced newRock the Block Stay Healthy Blocksto help residents stay close to home and keep moving on Election Day. Rock the Block gives residents the opportunity to open up their… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit’s Unanimous Vote to Transfer Properties to City of Seattle at No Cost for the Development of Approximately 150 Affordable Homes in Rainier Valley

Seattle(October 22, 2020) –MayorJenny A.DurkancelebratedtheSound Transitboard’sunanimousvote to authorize the transfer oftensurplus propertiesin Rainier Valleyto the City of Seattle at no cost, for affordable housing development. Approximately 150affordable homeswill be developed for homeownership opportunitiesfor families at or below 80 percent AreaMedianIncome(AMI). “The City of Seattle is making real on deep investments… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Launches to Guide Historic $100 Million Investment In BIPOC Communities

Community leaders will spearhead community-centered process that may include participatory budgeting Seattle(October 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle announcedtodaythe initial membership of the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force, which willspearhead a community-led process to develop recommendations for a historic $100 millionnewinvestment in Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities… [ Keep reading ]

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Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Budget Address: Rebuilding a More Just and Equitable City

Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2021 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our region, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address via pre-recorded video shared online and broadcast to the Seattle Channel. In… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Offer Child Care for 550 Children at 19 Sites Throughout Seattle

Seattle Parks and Recreation Will Launch Seven Teen Resource Hubs to Support Students During Virtual Learning SEATTLE(September 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will provide child care for 550 children at 19 sites through Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR). The City-supported child… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Nearly $100 Million in Investments in K-12 Education for Seattle Students

SEATTLE(August 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will invest nearly $95 million over six years in K-12 educational supports through the Department of Education and Early Learning’s (DEEL) School-Based Investments (SBI). In addition, DEEL has awarded $4.9 million over three years to… [ Keep reading ]