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Mayor Durkan Announces 2022 City Investments in Housing, Homelessness and Public Safety as Part of Final Budget

Budget includes largest ever investment in housing, continuation of key COVID recovery programs  SEATTLE (September 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan gave her final budget address today, announcing approximately $200 million in investments in affordable housing, increasing investments in public safety and alternatives, and funding dedicated to building a more equitable Seattle. The total 2022 budget totals over $7.1 billion with $1.6 billion for the general fund that includes additional… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces January 15, 2022 Extension of Eviction Moratorium and Continuation of Additional COVID-Related Protections

SEATTLE (September 21, 2021) – As federal funds for rental assistance continue to be distributed, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she is extending the moratoriums for residential and commercial evictions through January 15, 2022 through Executive Order 2021-07. The order will also modify additional COVID-related relief measures related to utility assistance. This marks the sixth extension of the eviction moratorium as part of the COVID-19 civil emergency since March 14,… [ Keep reading ]

In Partnership with Washington State, Mayor Durkan Announces $50 Million to Quickly Create New Affordable Housing

165 newly constructed units of affordable housing will serve young adults and individuals experiencing homelessness or at extreme risk of homelessness Mayor Durkan and Seattle Joins HUD’s House America Initiative Launched Today SEATTLE(September 20, 2021) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the first round of joint state and local investments of $50 million to rapidly create new income- and rent-restricted housing in Seattle. The 165 new homes across three new buildings will be ready for tenants this fall and will… [ Keep reading ]

First major Fall storm system of the season moves into Seattle this weekend

Rain and gusty winds will move into Seattle on Friday, September 17 and remain in the area through the weekend, with the heaviest rain anticipated on Friday night. Rain and wind can lead to tree damage and power outages, and heavy rain can create hazardous driving conditions due to flooding and low… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Adrian Diaz Issue Statements on Upcoming Council Vote on SPD Hiring and Retention Funding

Seattle (September 13, 2021) Ahead of the Seattle City Council’s 2022 meeting on the Seattle Police Department budget, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Police Chief Adrian Diaz released the following statement urging the Seattle City Council to support funding for a hiring and retention plan that helps our City reimagine… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million Equitable Communities Initiative Recommendations Signed into Law

Task Force led the city’s largest self-determined, community-led effort to fund strategies to improve outcomes for BIPOC community SEATTLE (August 11, 2021) – Following Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote to lift their proviso, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law the recommendations of the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force (ECITF), providing $30 million… [ Keep reading ]

To Combat the Spread of the Delta Variant, Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Vaccine Requirement for City Employees

SEATTLE (August 8, 2020) –  Coinciding with Governor Inslee and King County Executive Constantine announcement to require vaccines for most state employees, health care providers, and county employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced City employees will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. This decision has been made… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Partnerships to Open New Shelter Spaces

City will fund 89 spaces in partnership with King County using the JustCARE program Africatown Community Land Trust to provide culturally responsive care with new 125 bed shelter SEATTLE (July 29, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced continued progress to open new 24/7 shelter options for this Summer and Fall. In addition to three new tiny home villages opening in Fall 2021, the City will be expanding 24/7 shelter options including expansion… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Comprehensive Budget Plan to Address SPD Hiring, Reduce Gun Violence, and Invest in Alternatives

Seattle (July 29, 2021) – Following Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s and Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz recent announcements on gun violence and alternatives to policing, Mayor Durkan is transmitting an ordinance to City Council that allows SPD and other city departments to move forward a series of broadly supported initiatives to comprehensively address the public safety challenges facing our community. Without requesting any additional spending, this bill asks Council to lift its $7.5 million of current… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Proposal to Create a New Specialized Triage Response to Provide Alternative to Sworn Police Response

New specialized triage response will reduce need for armed police response to non-emergent calls like wellness SPD will also expand successful Community Service Officer program Seattle (July 23, 2021) – Building off of the City’s work to reimagine policing and community safety, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a proposal to… [ Keep reading ]