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Welcome Back Weeks Attended By At Least 15,000 People, Spur Economic Activity and Support for Workers Downtown

Welcome Back Weeks Catalyzed Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Spending at Downtown Small Businesses SEATTLE (July 30, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the outcomes of Welcome Back Weeks – a two-week effort from the City and downtown partners to bring workers, small businesses, and visitors back… [ Keep reading ]

With 82 Percent of Seattle Residents Beginning Vaccination Process, City of Seattle to Transition Testing and Vaccination Efforts to Partners

UW Medicine Will Now Provide Free COVID-19 Testing at Aurora and SODO Hubs with Continued Access to Curative Kiosks As COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Provider, the City Has Administered 260,000 Vaccinations and Nearly 800,000 Tests SEATTLE (July 28, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today urged residents to continue to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Downtown Leaders to Discuss New Actions and Investments Made as Part of Welcome Back Weeks

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and downtown leaders today discussed new actions and investments made as part of Welcome Back Weeks. The Mayor was joined by Seattle Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce President David Leong, Alliance for Pioneer Square Executive Director Lisa Howard, and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) President and CEO Jon… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Unanimous Passage of Legislation to Authorize Acquisition of Land in South Park for Affordable Housing

Legislation advances City efforts to achieve community-led equitable development and environmental justice goals Seattle (July 12, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s legislation authorizing the Office of Housing to acquire two parcels in South Park for affordable housing development was passed unanimously by City Council today. Council Bill 120114 requires the housing developed on these parcels to be affordable to households making at or below 60 percent of area median income… [ Keep reading ]

As Welcome Back Weeks Begin, Mayor Durkan and Partners Announce New Efforts to Support Small Businesses Across the Downtown Core

City to Support Nearly 500 Downtown Small Businesses Through Welcome Back Weeks Efforts, Approximately 80% are Women or Minority Owned SEATTLE (July 12, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new efforts to support small businesses across the downtown core as part of Welcome Back Weeks occurring from July… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Offer at Least 100 Free Tickets to Day In • Day Out Festival at Welcome Back Week Vaccination Pop-Ups

First 100 People Vaccinated at the City’s Welcome Back Week Clinics Will Receive a Free Single-Day Ticket to the Day In • Day Out Festival at Seattle Center SEATTLE (July 7, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle is partnering with Daydream State –… [ Keep reading ]

Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council Delivers Comprehensive Recommendations to Support Jobs and Innovation

Stakeholders deliver 11 strategies to renew commitment to Seattle as a maritime and manufacturing city, equitable access to living-wage jobs, innovative small businesses, and environmental justice in neighborhoods near industrial areas. Office of Planning and Community Development to begin the environmental review process to study the creation of limited industrial innovation zones and areas to allow workers to live nearby  Seattle (June 30, 2021)… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Downtown Recovery Effort, City of Seattle to Host Welcome Back Weeks, with Large-Scale Events in the Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, and Westlake

Welcome Back Weeks to Include Concerts Featuring Seattle Artists, Sidewalk Sales, Food Trucks and ‘Halloween in July’ Celebration SEATTLE (June 30, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) today announced the slate of events and promotions that will take place as part of the Welcome… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Ongoing Downtown Recovery Effort, Mayor Durkan Proposes More Flexibility to Reopen Empty Storefronts and Support New Businesses Coming to Downtown

SEATTLE (June 29, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan is transmitting legislation to the City Council to allow more flexibility in permitted uses for empty downtown storefronts as Seattle seeks to revitalize the heart of the city with new shops and businesses. If passed by the City Council, the new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Downtown Leaders Announce New Efforts to Bring Workers, Small Businesses, and Visitors Back Downtown

Using Seattle Rescue Plan Investments, City of Seattle to Invest More Than $9 Million in Downtown Recovery Projects City of Seattle and Downtown Partners to Host “Welcome Back Weeks” in July and September to Increase Downtown Visitors SEATTLE (June 23, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and downtown Seattle community… [ Keep reading ]