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Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on City Council’s Proposed Budget Amendments

SEATTLE (November 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement regarding the City Council’s proposed 2021 budget amendments. The City Council’s amendments come after the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that shows an additional $57 million in net new revenue…. [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Propose New, Expanded Roles for Accountability Partners in Bargaining Police Contracts

For the First Time, Community Police Commission Involved Centrally in Bargaining Process and City Council Representative Will Be At Bargaining Table SEATTLE (November 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced new, expanded roles for the City’s police accountability partners and City Council staff in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle and King County Applaud Voter Approval of Proposition 1

Thesix-year Seattle Transportation Benefit District(STBD)fundsessentialtransitservice andaidsinequitable COVID-19recovery Seattle(November 3, 2020)–Tonight, with76% of votes tallied,theoverwhelming majority of Seattleites voted to passProposition 1andensurethe critical elementsof Seattle’s transit network are maintained. The Seattle Transportation Benefit District maintainsequitable access to transitandtheCity’sabilitytoscaleup service as Seattle’s transit ridership recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle Transportation… [ Keep reading ]

City Budget Office Releases Updated Economic Forecast Showing Better Than Expected Recovery and Additional Revenue For City Priorities in 2020 and 2021

SEATTLE (November 2, 2020) – The City Budget Office released an updated economic forecast and new revenue projections for 2020 and 2021. The City Budget Office now estimates an additional $57 million in net revenue from both the Real Estate Excise Tax, sales tax, and additional General Fund revenue. While… [ Keep reading ]

With Surging Cases of COVID-19, City of Seattle Announces ‘Rock the Block’ Stay Healthy Blocks to Help Residents Stay Close to Home and Keep Moving on Election Day

SEATTLE(October 30, 2020) – With surging cases of COVID-19, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced newRock the Block Stay Healthy Blocksto help residents stay close to home and keep moving on Election Day. Rock the Block gives residents the opportunity to open up their… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on City Council’s Vote to Restore the City Coordinated Team to Address Homelessness Using New Proposed Approach

Seattle(October 26, 2020)–Following this summer’s City Council vote to defund the city employees addressing unmanaged encampments at the Human Services Department,Mayor Jenny A.Durkan issued the following statement upon the City Council’s7-1 vote,restoring funding for the Human Services Department tocoordinatehomelessness outreach.Working together in recent weeks,Councilmember Andrew Lewis,the Mayor’s Officeandservice providersagreed onlegislation–similartopreviously… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit’s Unanimous Vote to Transfer Properties to City of Seattle at No Cost for the Development of Approximately 150 Affordable Homes in Rainier Valley

Seattle(October 22, 2020) –MayorJenny A.DurkancelebratedtheSound Transitboard’sunanimousvote to authorize the transfer oftensurplus propertiesin Rainier Valleyto the City of Seattle at no cost, for affordable housing development. Approximately 150affordable homeswill be developed for homeownership opportunitiesfor families at or below 80 percent AreaMedianIncome(AMI). “The City of Seattle is making real on deep investments… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Extends Free Street Use Permits for Businesses Through October 31, 2021

City Will Provide Free Tent and Heating Permits to Help Businesses Maintain Outdoor Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic SEATTLE (October 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) temporary street use permits are extended through October 31, 2021. These free permits allow small… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Partners with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to Provide Free Vaccinations for Uninsured Neighbors

Vaccinations available at more than a dozen locations across the Cityincluding five locations in high-density BIPOC neighborhoods in South and West Seattle Language Access will be provided atCity of SeattleGenesee Park clinics Seattle (October20,2020) –Building on the City’s successful free COVID-19 testing,Mayor Jenny A. Durkantoday announced the City of Seattleispartneringwith theSeattle… [ Keep reading ]