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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 ]

City of Seattle Kicks Off Clean City Initiative to Address Illegal Dumping and Excess Litter Across Our City and in Parks

SEATTLE (December 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Clean City Initiative is ramping up, investing more than $3 million in new funding to surge new and existing programs to clean up litter, remove graffiti, and address a backlog of deferred grounds maintenance across the city. Data from Seattle Public Utilities’ Illegal Dumping program shows a 195% increase in the volume of material collected from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3 of 2020.  “The pandemic has left the City with significant… [ Keep reading ]

Joining with Mayors Across the Country, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Urges Support for H.R. 40

Seattle (December 11, 2020) – Joining with Mayors from across the country, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced her strong support for H.R. 40 and urged the House of Representatives to prioritize consideration of this important bill. H.R. 40 was first introduced in 1989 by late Congressman John Conyers as a bill to establish a commission to study and make recommendations for reparations for the institution of slavery and subsequent racial and economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leads 16 Bipartisan Mayors From Across the Country in a Letter Urging Executive Action from President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris to Address the COVID-19 Crisis

SEATTLE (December 10, 2020) – As Congress continues to negotiate a COVID-19 relief bill, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan led a letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris highlighting executive actions needed to help cities address COVID-19 in the initial days of the administration. The proposed actions focus on providing… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Announce Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (December 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced new legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) power to… [ Keep reading ]

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 Budget comes after City Council consideration and the City Budget Office issued an updated economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 that added $57 million… [ Keep reading ]