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Mayor Durkan Signs Fare Share Wage Ordinance to Ensure Uber and Lyft Drivers are Paid Fairly

SEATTLE (October 8, 2020) – Surrounded – virtually – by supporters and community members, Mayor Durkan signed legislation today creating a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle. This new ordinance ensures all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses, guarantees… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs New Executive Order to Evaluate Seattle Police Department Functions, Identify Areas to Transition to Civilian Response

2021 Proposed Budget Builds Off Community Safety Programs Including Expanded Health One, Youth Safety Programs, and Crisis Connections One Call Seattle(October 1, 2020) – Following the transmittal of her 2021 Proposed Budget which proposes reductions to the Seattle Police Department and a $100 million investment in Black, Indigenous, and People… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Investment of $34 Million to Move More People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness into Housing

One-time Emergency ResourcesProvide a Surge of New Short-term Shelter Plus IncreasedRapid-Rehousing and Diversion Funds Supplementing Nearly 600 New Permanent Supportive Housing Units Coming On-line in 2021   Seattle(October 1)–Mayor JennyA.Durkantodayannouncedher proposaltomove hundredsofpeople living unshelteredinto safer spacesas part of her 2021 budget.By using COVID-related, one-time funds, Mayor Durkan is proposing to open 425 short-term shelter bedsthen surge investment in housing supportprograms like diversionandrapid-rehousing.Next… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Next Steps on City Council’s 2020 Revised Budget Actions

Per Council’s Intent, the City Will Suspend the Work of the Navigation Team Effective Immediately Seattle(September 30, 2020) – Following Council’s decision to defund the Navigation Team and proceed with out of order layoffs at the Seattle Police Department, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced next steps on the City Council’s… [ Keep reading ]

Amidst Unprecedented and Historic Challenges, Mayor Durkan Announces 2021 Budget

Commits to New $100 Million for Investments in BIPOC Communities Seattle(September 29, 2020) – Amidst unprecedented and historic challenges, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmittedthe2021 budget today. While the City faces significant revenue shortfalls and challenges, the 2021 budget continues COVID-19 relief funding, invests over $100 million in BIPOC communities, adds… [ Keep reading ]

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Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Budget Address: Rebuilding a More Just and Equitable City

Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2021 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our region, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address via pre-recorded video shared online and broadcast to the Seattle Channel. In… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Surpasses 200,000th COVID-19 Test

Rainier Beach testing site moving to Atlantic City Boat Ramp beginning Monday, September 28  Seattle (September 24, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City of Seattle has administered more than 200,000 COVID-19 tests across four Citywide testing sites. Seattle opened the City’s first two testing sites in Aurora and SoDo in June and added two additional walk-up sites in West Seattle and Rainier Beach in August. These four sites have a combined capacity… [ Keep reading ]

Ahead of $100 Million Investment in 2021 Budget for BIPOC Communities, Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Transfer Fire Station 6 and Central Area Senior Center to Community

Displacement risk monitoring data will guide future community wealth building efforts   Seattle (September 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to the Seattle City Council to establish a 99-year lease with Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) for Fire Station 6 and to permanently transfer the Central Area Senior Center (CASC) to community ownership. Earlier this week, the City Council approved the transfer of ownership of the former Fire Station 23 to Byrd Barr Place,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Expands Emergency Grocery Vouchers to an Additional 3500 Households

City Has Directed Nearly $26 Million to Support Grocery Benefits as Part of COVID-19 Response SEATTLE(September 22, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has committed an additional $9 million from the City’s rainy day fund to expand the number of households receiving emergency grocery vouchers. Launched in March, Seattle’s emergency… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle enrolls thousands in Utility Discount Program to reduce utility bill burden since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities committed to ensuring eligible residents able to participate in program SEATTLE(September 21, 2020)– Asof the end of August, the City of Seattle has now enrolled11,825 new householdsinto the Utility Discount Program (UDP) in 2020, including 8,173through the fast-track application process launched in Marchto… [ Keep reading ]