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Mayor Durkan Signs 2021 Adopted Budget

Seattle(December 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed the City’s 2021 Adopted Budget into law. After proposing a 2021 budget in September, the 2021 Adopted Budgetcomes after City Council consideration and the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that added $57 million… [ Keep reading ]

Building on Successful Free Citywide Test Sites, Mayor Durkan Announces Partnership to Pilot No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Kiosks

In the coming weeks,theCityof Seattle couldadminister 9,000+tests daily Seattle(November 20, 2020)–As COVID-19 cases surge across theregion andstate, SeattleMayor Jenny A. Durkansigned anew Executive Orderandannounced anewpilot andpartnership with Curativeto create additional testingcapacity. Curative, which currently conducts testing in cities like Los Angeles and states including Delaware, will initiallyprovidetwowalk-uptesting kiosks inNorth Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reminds Residents and Businesses of Resources Available for COVID-19 Relief, Announces $1.7M in funding to support BIPOC Led Organizations Impacted by the Pandemic

SEATTLE (November 18, 2020) –  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City of Seattle has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents… [ Keep reading ]

New Statewide Restrictions on Social Gatherings and Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On November 15, Governor Jay Inslee issued new statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses in response to the surge of COVID-19 across Washington state. Seattle was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. Unlike the other Washington, every step of the way our local officials, residents, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Governor Inslee’s New Statewide Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Surge

SEATTLE (November 15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following the announcement of Governor Jay Inslee’s new statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses. During the first two weeks of November, Seattle had 1,550 residents diagnosed with the virus, which is nearly 20% of Seattle’s total cases… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $5.65 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative

EDI organizations have secured morethan $105 million in City-funded dollars since 2017 Mayor signs property transfer to community ownership for Central Area Senior Center, 99-year lease for Fire Station6 SEATTLE(November 10, 2020) —Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announcednearly$6million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support… [ Keep reading ]

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 Webinars to Help Small Business Owners and Economic Opportunity Non-Profits Apply Seattle(November 9, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for $4 million in new Small Business Stabilization Fund grants provided by… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Results of 2020 Presidential Election

Seattle(November 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It is so important that the President-elect affirms this is a day to start healing… [ 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 ]