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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 ]

City of Seattle Surpasses $19 million in Federal Aid for Ongoing Food Assistance for Seattle Residents

Recent COVID-19 Relief Package to Add $13 Million in Additional Food Assistance SEATTLE (August 26, 2020) – With the most recent CARES act funding, the City of Seattle has surpassed over $19 million in federal aid to support programs that help address food insecurity for residents who continue to be… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1 Million Investment in Youth Mentorship and Educator Diversity Programming

ACE Academy Programs Will Engage Over 300 Black Students and Educators SEATTLE (August 26, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) will invest $1 million toward youth mentorship and educator diversity programs developed by ACE Academy. Earlier this summer,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González Condemn President Trump’s Proposal to Exclude Undocumented People from Census Apportionment

Seattle (July 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González condemned President Trump’s proposal to exclude undocumented people from the 2020 Census apportionment. The apportionment base is the official count of every person residing in the United States, and it determines the division of Congressional seats among states…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Provides $2.1 Million to Rainier Beach Action Coalition to Purchase Land for Food Innovation Center

This investment is the latest step in a broader City effort to invest in BIPOC Communities Seattle (July 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City will provide $2.1 million to buy land for the future home of the Food Innovation Center in Rainier Beach, a project of the… [ 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 today transmitted legislation for a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Governor’s Update to Safe Start Washington and County Executive’s Confirmation that King County Will Apply for Modified Phase One on Monday

SEATTLE (May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following Governor Jay Inslee’s update to the Safe Start Washington and King County Executive Dow Constantine’s confirmation that the County will apply for modified Phase One on Monday, June 1, 2020. The updated Safe Start plan establishes a modified Phase One, which… [ Keep reading ]

City Has Now Opened 28 Classrooms of Emergency Child Care, Offering Care to More than 230 Kids of Essential Workers

SEATTLE (April 13, 2020) – Today the City announced it has opened 28 classrooms of Emergency Child Care to offer more than 230 spaces for children of essential workers. The Emergency Child Care program offers no-cost childcare to families of healthcare professionals, first responders, and pharmacy and grocery workers who are… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends Census Bureau’s Proposal to Extend the Census Deadline, Calls on Trump Administration to Swiftly Provide Transparent Report to Congress

Mayor Previously Sent a Letter with 40 Bipartisan Mayors Calling on Census Bureau to Extend Response Deadline Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Seattle (April 13, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and OneAmerica executive director Rich Stolz released the below statements on the United States Census Bureau proposal… [ Keep reading ]

“It’s one less thing I have to worry about,” Venus Pacheco’s Story On Accessing Emergency Childcare

Frontline Worker Venus Pacheco shares her story of how Emergency Childcare makes a difference in her life. At 8 p.m. each night when Seattle bangs pots and pans, sings and plays instruments for our front line workers, they are cheering people like Venus Pacheco who is working long days at… [ Keep reading ]