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Following Outreach to Small Business Owners, Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor Durkan Announces a New Small Business Recovery Task Force Seattle (March 10, 2020) – Following robust outreach to small business owners and community stakeholders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new initial actions to provide immediate relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Her actions build off Governor Inslee’s announcement… [ Keep reading ]

March 6: City of Seattle Update on COVID-19 Response

Seattle (March 6, 2020) – The City of Seattle is working diligently to support our partners at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to respond to COVID-19. As of March 6, there are 58 cases of COVID-19 in King County, including… [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan on the Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19 in Washington State

Seattle (March 6, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement denouncing White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow’s public recommendation that people “avoid Seattle” and President Trump’s recent comments on Governor Inslee. “Just yesterday, I told Vice President Pence that one of the most important things the federal government can do… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on King County Cases of COVID-19

City Urges Families and Businesses to Continue to Prepare Seattle (February 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the confirmation by public health authorities of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including one death, in King County: “Although there are no confirmed cases in the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Building on Mayor Durkan’s Small Business Relief Package, City of Seattle Announces Over $2 Million in New Investments in Small Businesses and Business Districts in Seattle

Office of Economic Development’s New Tenant Improvement Grants Issue $950,000 to Small Businesses Struggling with Commercial Affordability Only in Seattle Initiative Awards $1.2 Million to Support Neighborhood Business Districts Seattle (February 26, 2020) – Standing alongside small business owners and community leaders in the Chinatown-International District, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues New Executive Order to Combat Rise of Hate Crimes and Crimes of Bias in Seattle

As Recommended by City Auditor, Executive Order Requires More Robust Data Sharing to Evaluate Trends and Responses to Hate Crimes Seattle (February 25, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed a new Executive Order to combat hate crimes and crimes of bias in Seattle. To address this rise and help… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes New Solution to Prevent Winter Evictions

Leveraging New Partnership with United Way King County Could Prevent Most Winter Evictions in Seattle Highlights Concerns With Council’s Current Legislation Which Places Burden on Tenant to Appear in Court and Could Cost Lead to Costly Litigation Seattle (Feb. 25, 2020) –  To effectively prevent winter evictions, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Efforts to Prepare for 2020 Census

City of Seattle to Launch Census Assistance Centers Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City’s new actions to prepare for the 2020 United States Census. The City will open a series of Census Assistance Centers and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Small Business Relief Package to Streamline Permitting Process and Reduce Fees

Small Business Relief Package Will Reduce Average Permitting Time by One-Third, Eliminate Seattle Department of Transportation Sign Fees Office of Economic Development to Expand Small Business Stabilization Program to $300,000 in 2020 Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]