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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 ]

City of Seattle Opens Additional Cooling Centers and Updated Guidance for Staying Cool in Extreme Heat 

Seattle (June 28, 2021) – With temperatures expected to surpass Seattle’s record high today and reach 107 degrees, the City of Seattle is reporting available capacity at cooling centers including a new cooling center at Magnuson Park and Amazon Meeting Center which is serving as an official cooling center with… [ 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 ]

City of Seattle Partners With LGBTQ+ Small Businesses and Community Organizations to Host a Series of Pride Vaccine Pop-Ups on Capitol Hill

SEATTLE (June 21, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle is partnering with LGBTQ+ small businesses and community organizations to host four Pride vaccine pop-ups on Capitol Hill. The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) is hosting three vaccine “happy hours” – including one non-alcoholic event… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces September 30 Extension of Eviction Moratoria and Continuation of Additional COVID-Related Protections

As State and County Distribute Hundreds of Millions in Rental and Housing Assistance, City of Seattle Will Receive $28 Million in Additional Federal Funds for Seattle Residents Seattle (June 18, 2021) – As state and county funds for rental assistance are distributed in the coming weeks, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she is extending the residential and commercial eviction moratoria through September 30, 2021, through Executive Order 2021-06. The order will also modify additional COVID-related relief measures related… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces First in the Nation Driver Resolution Center (DRC)

SEATTLE (June 17, 2021) – Following the 2020 passage of Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s “Fare Share” proposal, the City of Seattle announced the launch of the first in the nation Driver Resolution Center (DRC). The Driver’s Union will provide representation to drivers in arbitration hearings and outreach and education on driver’s rights, including those granted by the TNC Driver Deactivation Rights… [ Keep reading ]

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Seattle Becomes First Major American City to Fully Vaccinate 70 Percent of Residents 12 and Older

To-Date, City of Seattle as a Provider Has Administered 250,000 Vaccines – One of the Largest in the State SEATTLE (June 9, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that Seattle is the first major American city to fully vaccinate 70 percent of its residents 12 years-old and older. Seattle has surpassed the City of… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces 2,000 free ORCA Cards to support COVID recovery in hardest-hit neighborhoods

The ORCA Recovery Card Program begins with a distribution to restaurant and grocery store employees in the Little Saigon, Chinatown International District, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods. Seattle (June 9, 2021) – Today Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a six-month program to help get Seattle employees back to work affordably and efficiently. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is providing up to 2,000 free ORCA Recovery Cards for people working in the Little Saigon, Chinatown, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in food… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million Strategic Investment Fund to Support Seattle Site Acquisition for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts

SEATTLE (June 4, 2021) — Building off the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), Major Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Seattle’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is seeking proposals for $30 million for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. Requests for Proposals are now open for organizations in high displacement risk neighborhoods, areas with low access to opportunity, and places where future… [ Keep reading ]

Leveraging New Federal Funding, Mayor Durkan Announces New Seattle Promise Expansion Partnership with Seattle Colleges and University of Washington

City of Seattle and Seattle Colleges announce expanded equity scholarships, access to pre-college coursework in Summer 2021, and University of Washington transfer pathway program for Promise scholars  SEATTLE (June 3, 2021) – Leveraging new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announces expansion of Seattle Promise to address impacts on students during COVID-19 and new partnerships… [ Keep reading ]