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City of Seattle to Open Applications for $4 Million in Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants

Office of Economic Development to Provide In-Language Assistance and Host Informational Webinar to Help Small Business Owners and Nonprofits Apply Seattle (October 19, 2021) – With SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for the Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) provided by the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). OED… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

The City of Seattle recognizes that the Indigenous Peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial. Our city is built on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people and is named after Chief Si’ahl (also known as Chief… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Partners Launch High-Capacity Fixed Vaccination Hub in Downtown Seattle and Mobile Teams

Downtown Seattle Vaccination Hub to Open October 23; City and Partners to Soon Launch Fixed Vaccination Hubs in South and West Seattle SEATTLE (October 11, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle and partners’ initial fall and winter vaccination plans, which will ensure equitable access… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Superintendent Jones Sign Letter of Intent to Move Forward on Reimagined Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center and New Downtown School

SEATTLE (October 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Public School Interim Superintendent Brent Jones announced a new partnership between the City and Seattle Public Schools to replace Memorial Stadium, and to provide the opportunity for a new school to serve downtown Seattle using a city property. The 74-year-old… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s 2022 Budget Address: Moving Forward Together

Seattle (September 27, 2021) – Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her fourth and final budget address and transmitted her 2022 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Watch the speech below: The Mayor delivered her speech from North Seattle College and focused on the COVID-19 crisis and the crises that… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reaches Tentative Agreements with Coalition of City Unions, Seattle Fire Fighters Union Local 27 and IBEW Local 77 Regarding Vaccine Requirement, COVID-19 Frontline Worker Pay, and Return to Worksite

Tentative Agreements Establish New Policies to Support City Employees, Including Frontline Worker Pay and a Vaccination Incentive SEATTLE (September 24, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle has reached Tentative Agreements (TA) with the Coalition of City Unions, Fire Fighters Union Local 27 and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces More Than Eight Million in Investments To Support The Duwamish Valley In 2022 Budget Proposal

Community members joined Mayor Durkan and City staff at the Duwamish Waterway Park to announce and celebrate these investments SEATTLE (September 24, 2021) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $8.5 million in proposed 2022 budget investments to support the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown. Investments will center around expanding youth leadership and capacity… [ Keep reading ]

New, Long-Term Black Lives Matter Public Art Piece Installed at Seattle City Hall

SEATTLE (September 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) today announced that a new, long-term Black Lives Matter public art piece has been installed at Seattle City Hall. The sidewalk installation reads, “Black Lives Matter, Enough is Enough,” and spans 4th… [ Keep reading ]

King County to require proof of vaccination or negative test for many outdoor and indoor events and establishments to address COVID-19 spread

With continued high levels of preventable COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and increased deaths driven by the Delta variant, serious stress on our regional healthcare system, and concern for a significant outbreak resurgence this fall and winter, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and community, health care,… [ Keep reading ]

First major Fall storm system of the season moves into Seattle this weekend

Rain and gusty winds will move into Seattle on Friday, September 17 and remain in the area through the weekend, with the heaviest rain anticipated on Friday night. Rain and wind can lead to tree damage and power outages, and heavy rain can create hazardous driving conditions due to flooding and low… [ Keep reading ]