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Mayor Durkan Signs 2021 Adopted Budget

Seattle(December 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed the City’s 2021 Adopted Budget into law. After proposing a 2021 budget in September, the 2021 Adopted Budgetcomes after City Council consideration and the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that added $57 million… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on City Council’s Vote to Restore the City Coordinated Team to Address Homelessness Using New Proposed Approach

Seattle(October 26, 2020)–Following this summer’s City Council vote to defund the city employees addressing unmanaged encampments at the Human Services Department,Mayor Jenny A.Durkan issued the following statement upon the City Council’s7-1 vote,restoring funding for the Human Services Department tocoordinatehomelessness outreach.Working together in recent weeks,Councilmember Andrew Lewis,the Mayor’s Officeandservice providersagreed onlegislation–similartopreviously… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Investment of $34 Million to Move More People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness into Housing

One-time Emergency ResourcesProvide a Surge of New Short-term Shelter Plus IncreasedRapid-Rehousing and Diversion Funds Supplementing Nearly 600 New Permanent Supportive Housing Units Coming On-line in 2021   Seattle(October 1)–Mayor JennyA.Durkantodayannouncedher proposaltomove hundredsofpeople living unshelteredinto safer spacesas part of her 2021 budget.By using COVID-related, one-time funds, Mayor Durkan is proposing to open 425 short-term shelter bedsthen surge investment in housing supportprograms like diversionandrapid-rehousing.Next… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Next Steps on City Council’s 2020 Revised Budget Actions

Per Council’s Intent, the City Will Suspend the Work of the Navigation Team Effective Immediately Seattle(September 30, 2020) – Following Council’s decision to defund the Navigation Team and proceed with out of order layoffs at the Seattle Police Department, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced next steps on the City Council’s… [ Keep reading ]

Amidst Unprecedented and Historic Challenges, Mayor Durkan Announces 2021 Budget

Commits to New $100 Million for Investments in BIPOC Communities Seattle(September 29, 2020) – Amidst unprecedented and historic challenges, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmittedthe2021 budget today. While the City faces significant revenue shortfalls and challenges, the 2021 budget continues COVID-19 relief funding, invests over $100 million in BIPOC communities, adds… [ Keep reading ]