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Application Opens for $2.17 Million in Direct Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Seattle (January 11, 2021) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is now available for hospitality workers who live and work in Seattle who have lost jobs or income due to COVID-19. People in need of assistance can visit this website to learn if they qualify… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New Statewide Reopening Guidelines

SEATTLE (January 5, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement in response to Governor Inslee’s update of the statewide reopening guidelines. The updated statewide guidelines keep Seattle and King County in Phase One in which indoor gatherings with people outside your household are prohibited and business activity… [ Keep reading ]

Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General Passes at City Council

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on the Passing of Former Seattle Municipal and King County Superior Court Judge Charles V. Johnson

Seattle (December 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the passing of Judge Charles V. Johnson, who served as Seattle Municipal and King County Superior Court Judge from 1969 to 1998, and as Seattle NAACP president and National Executive Board member:  “Seattle lost a hero this week with the passing of Judge Charles… [ Keep reading ]

Three New Curative Testing Kiosks Will Open to Add COVID-19 Testing Capacity to North, Central, and South Seattle

SEATTLE (December 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle will be getting three new Curative COVID-19 testing kiosks at locations across the City. Two of the new kiosks will have an initial launch today, Tuesday, December 22, with the third launching on Saturday, December 26. All kiosks will… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Additional Child Care Assistance for Families Through March

New Enrollments for Child Care Assistance Program and Seattle Parks and Recreation Child Care Are Open Now SEATTLE (December 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is extending child care copay relief for income-eligible families through March 2021. The City will cover 50 percent of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Coronavirus Relief Package

Seattle (December 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following passage of the Federal coronavirus relief package in the House of Representatives: “For months, small businesses, workers, and residents demanded Congress act for basic relief at a time of record unemployment and closures of small businesses. Our Congressional delegation has been… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums Into 2021

Seattle (December 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has signed a new Executive Order extending COVID-19 relief measures for residents and continuing the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City of Seattle through March 31, 2021. On Monday, the City Council unanimously passed the Mayor’s proposed extension… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]