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New Statewide Restrictions on Social Gatherings and Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On November 15, Governor Jay Inslee issued new statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses in response to the surge of COVID-19 across Washington state. Seattle was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. Unlike the other Washington, every step of the way our local officials, residents, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Releases New Clean Cities Proposal to Address Illegal Dumping and Trash in Streets and Parks

With Some Initial Steps in Progress, Proposal Using New Revenue Could Quickly Expand City Services SEATTLE (November 4, 2020) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced her proposal to address illegal dumping and trash in streets and parks. The Mayor announced a series of actions the City can take within… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle: Let’s Keep Leading the Way on COVID-19

As reported by the Seattle Times, Seattle is recording the lowest cases of COVID-19 compared to the top 30 other major cities with currently available data. In addition, Seattle has some of the lowest hospitalizations and deaths throughout the entire crisis, despite being the earliest epicenter. Days after the first… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Wildfire Smoke Update: Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Wednesday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites Plan to Reopen Tuesday, September 15 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing some ‘very… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Fare Share Wage Ordinance to Ensure Uber and Lyft Drivers are Paid Fairly

SEATTLE (August 13, 2020) – Mayor Durkan announced today that she will transmit legislation to City Council later this month to propose a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers to ensure all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses. Preliminary analysis suggests… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Double in King County Over the Last Two Weeks, City of Seattle Launches New Education and Outreach Team

City Reminds Symptomatic Individuals to Be Tested and Follow Public Health Guidelines on Isolation and Quarantine During Holiday Weekend, City of Seattle Will Deploy Social Distancing Ambassadors & Pause on Reopening of Swimming Areas SEATTLE(June 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a series of new actions to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Updated 2020 Proposal to Address COVID-19 Spending, $300 million Revenue Loss, and Combat Racial Inequity

Seattle(June23, 2020) –Facing an unprecedentedeconomic downtown, global health pandemic andaction torethink policing and investments in community,Mayor Jenny A. Durkansubmitteda revised budget proposal to address $233 million in additional spending related to COVID-19 and a $300 million decline in revenueto the City.Mayor Durkan initially submitted her 2020 budget proposal, which waslaterapproved,in… [ Keep reading ]

Frequently Asked Questions About the Civil Emergency Curfew Order

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has extended the citywide curfew order effective Tuesday through Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m. each evening and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning. The original order was announced as part of a civil emergency on Saturday, May 30. The FAQ below will answer questions related to the… [ Keep reading ]

A New Role for Seattle’s First Responders and the Continued Fight for More Testing for Everyone in Our Community

Whensomeone in Seattledials 9-1-1, our first respondersshow up. They protect andhelp our communityby responding to every type ofemergency, many times putting themselves in harm’s way.In themidst ofthispandemic,theirworkhas beenmorecriticalthan ever by respondingto ongoing emergencies,administeringlifesaving care,andtransportingindividualstohospitalsfora range ofneeds, includingCOVID-19. However, the virus hasdramatically changed how wealldo ourjobs, and what jobsneed to be… [ Keep reading ]