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Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on State and Local Measures to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Seattle(March 15, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement on new State of Washington and King County orders to combat the further spread of COVID-19. The orders will temporarily limit operations of bars and restaurants, and will allow restaurants to continue delivery, drive-through and takeout services…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Library Locations, Community Centers to Public to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Program and Hygiene Facilities to Remain Open SEATTLE (March 12, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Researchers are estimating that there are 1,100 active COVID-19 infections in our region. By early April, the region may… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.5 Million Fund to Invest Directly in Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Signs Executive Orderto Help Small Businesses and Their Workers Seattle (March12, 2020) –Buildingon measures focusedonsupporting small businesses,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announceda $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly insmallbusinesses financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund is an expansion of the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) Small Business Stabilization… [ Keep reading ]

Following Outreach to Small Business Owners, Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor Durkan Announces a New Small Business Recovery Task Force Seattle(March 10, 2020) – Following robust outreach to small business owners and community stakeholders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new initial actions to provide immediate relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Her actions build off Governor Inslee’s announcement… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Significantly Expands Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways to Connect Students with Paid Internships with Local Employers and the City of Seattle

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the expansion of Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways, previously apilot program, whichoffers Seattle Promise students the chance to apply for full-time, paid summer internships with Seattle’s top employers. In 2020,… [ Keep reading ]

City, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership to Create Inclusive, Mixed-Income Community Near Northgate Light Rail Station

Acquisition of8-Acrepropertyin high opportunity, high displacement risk neighborhoodcreates promise for equitable growth Seattle (February10, 2020) –TodayMayor Jenny A. Durkan announcedthe rareopportunityforthe City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority(SHA)topartner ontransforming8 acres of propertyintoamixed-income community near the Northgate Light Rail station.Located in a high opportunity and high displacement risk neighborhood, the property… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Named as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Automation and Future of Work Task Force

Seattle(January 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was appointed to serve as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Automation and Future of Work Task Force. Under Mayor Durkan’s leadership, the Task Force will focus on developing innovative, progressive policies that center around youth opportunity and workers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Creates Small Business Stabilization Pilot Program to Help Vulnerable Micro-Businesses

Pilot Program Awards $25,000 to Eight Local Micro-Businesses Who Have Recently Faced a Destabilizing Event That Jeopardizes Their Operations Seattle(January 7, 2020) – The City of Seattle launched the new Small Business Stabilization Pilot Program to help vulnerable micro-businesses remain in business after a destabilizing event. In 2019, Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle(December 16, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement, thanking the City Council forthe 5-1 passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to Create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness across the region: “Today is a historic day. After many… [ Keep reading ]