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City Council Unanimously Passes Joint Proposal with Mayor to Provide $5 Million in New Grants to Support Small Businesses and Workers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Small Business Grants to Focus on Restaurants and Bars; Worker Grants to Focus on Hospitality Industry Seattle (December 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today celebrated the City Council’s unanimous vote to provide a new $5 million relief package to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Governor Inslee’s Extension on Statewide Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

SEATTLE (December 8, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following the announcement of Governor Jay Inslee’s extension on statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses. In the last two weeks, King County has had 9,114 residents test positive for COVID-19 including 2,170 new cases in Seattle and nearly 100 new hospitalizations of Seattle residents. Governor Inslee has extended his statewide restrictions social gatherings and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Additional Investments in Affordable Housing for Historic Total of $115 Million in 2020

City investments made in 2020 will support the creation or preservation of over 1,400 rental homes and homeownership opportunities Since December 2017, over $1.7 Billion – including $400 million of City funds – have supported the creation and preservation of 6,200 affordable homes  Seattle (December 8, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

With 450,000 Tests Administered Across Citywide Testing Sites, Curative Testing Kiosks Land in Northgate and Central District

Registration Opens this Evening Adding Capacity for More Than 1,000 Additional Tests a Day  Seattle (December 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A Durkan announced today the new Curative COVID-19 testing kiosks will have a soft launch on Saturday, December 5 from noon to 3 p.m., operating thereafter Mondays through Saturdays. The first two Kiosks will serve walk-up clients and are located in Northgate at the south end of the Northgate Community Center and in the Central District east of the Garfield Community Center. Clients… [ Keep reading ]

Annual Report Highlights Unprecedented Challenges Facing Seattle

Seattle (December 4, 2020) – Three years ago, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was sworn in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks three years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has released its third annual report outlining updates on key community… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces $5 Million in New Grants to Support Small Businesses and Workers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Small Business Grants to Focus on Restaurants and Bars; Worker Grants to Focus on Hospitality Industry  City Offering Technical Support for New State Small Business Grants Seattle (December 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Councilmember Tammy Morales today announced a… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Leadership Updates at Emergency Management, Human Services, and Arts and Culture

Seattle (December 4, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced several leadership changes, including the appointment of Curry Mayer as Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Helen Howell as Interim Director of the Human Services Department (HSD), and Calandra Childers as Interim Director of the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). HSD… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Promise Celebrates Largest Enrollment to Date

Applications Currently Open for Fall 2021; Students Encouraged to Apply SEATTLE (December 3, 2020) — The City of Seattle, Seattle Colleges, and Seattle Public Schools celebrated the largest enrollment in Seattle Promise in the program’s history. To date, 846 Seattle youth are on their way to earning a college degree… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Ban on Fossil Fuels for Heating in New Construction to Further Electrify Buildings Using Clean Energy

New Energy Code Update will Eliminate Use of Fossil Fuels for Space Heating and Most Water Heating in New Commercial and Large Multi-family Construction to Increase Energy Efficiency and On-Site Renewable Energy New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report Indicates 8.3% Increase in Emissions from Building Sector between 2016 and 2018 SEATTLE… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to Provide Additional Flexibility to Faith Communities Seeking to Build Affordable Housing

State mandate championed by religious organizations requires cities to allow more income-restricted homes SEATTLE (December 2, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is partnering with the faith community to support the development of more affordable homes throughout the city. For decades, religious organizations have been leaders in building income-restricted… [ Keep reading ]