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Mayor Durkan Announces Nearly $100 Million in Investments in K-12 Education for Seattle Students

SEATTLE(August 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will invest nearly $95 million over six years in K-12 educational supports through the Department of Education and Early Learning’s (DEEL) School-Based Investments (SBI). In addition, DEEL has awarded $4.9 million over three years to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González, Councilmember Mosqueda, and Councilmember Morales Announce Joint COVID-19 Relief Package that Ensures Emergency Funds Remain Available for 2020 and 2021

Seattle (August 21, 2020) – Building on $233 million the City has invested thus far in COVID-19 relief, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Councilmember Tammy Morales announced a joint amended COVID-19 relief package. This joint proposal will create and extend $45 million… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Citywide Testing at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle

In the Last Two Months, theCity of Seattle has AdministeredMore Than128,000Tests City of Seattle Sites Currently ProvidingMore Than15% ofTestsStatewide   Seattle (August 20,2020) – While visiting the Rainier Beach High Schoolfreecitywidetesting site, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced theexpansion of Cityof Seattletestingat theChiefSealthHigh SchoolAthletic Complex,in the Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle.With… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Fare Share Wage Ordinance to Ensure Uber and Lyft Drivers are Paid Fairly

SEATTLE (August 13, 2020) – Mayor Durkan announced today that she will transmit legislation to City Council later this month to propose a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers to ensure all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses. Preliminary analysis suggests… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Invest in 600 Apartments for Homeless Individuals in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesSeattle Housing LevyFunding toSupportProven,Long-term Solution to Homelessness Seattle (August12, 2020) –Tobring more people insideduring apublic health crisis,Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannouncedthat the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action toinvest in600newunits ofpermanent supportive housingin six buildings.Thisinitiativecapitalizes onSeattle’s expertisein fundingevidence-basedhousingforpeopleexperiencinghomelessnessand willbringanunprecedentedlevel of housingonlinebythe endof 2021.These new homes will be… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Additional Citywide Testing Sites in South Seattle

Walk-up sites coming to Rainier Beach and Southwest Seattle neighborhoods in August   Seattle(July 31, 2020) –Building on theJunelaunch ofCitywidetestingthat has thus far administered more the 80,000COVID-19tests, Mayor Jenny A.Durkantodayannounced the thirdCitywidetesting site – a walk-uplocationatRainier BeachHigh Schoolin south Seattle.Rainier Beachhasone ofthe highestdensityBIPOCcommunitiesinSeattle, and Citywide testingwill addmore days of the week, hours oftheday, andincrease… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez Celebrate Passage of Seattle Transportation Benefit District Renewal

Seattle(July 27, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkanand Seattle City Council PresidentM.Lorena Gonzalez issued the following statementcelebrating the passage of the Seattle Transportation Benefit Districtlegislationby the Seattle City Council: “The Seattle Transportation Benefit District is a critical tool for Seattle to invest in our transit and transportation priorities.While we… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leads Nearly 80 Mayors Calling on Trump Administration to Make Full Use of the Defense Production Act to Scale-up Critically-Needed Testing Supplies

Seattle (July 23, 2020) – With a critical component of testing in short supply which is leading to longer wait times for testing, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and 77 Mayors across the country sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling on the Trump Administration to make full use of the Defense Production Act to rapidly scale up critically needed testing supplies –… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González Condemn President Trump’s Proposal to Exclude Undocumented People from Census Apportionment

Seattle(July 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González condemned President Trump’sproposalto exclude undocumented people from the 2020 Census apportionment. The apportionment base is the official count of every person residing in the United States, and it determines the division of Congressional seats among states…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leads Mayors Across the Country to Call on Trump Administration to Halt Plans and Immediately Withdraw Federal Forces from Major American Cities

Mayors Also Urge Congress to Investigate President’s Actions and Threats to Deploy Federal Forces in Cities Mayors of Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, and Washington, DC Join Seattle in Condemning Trump Administration’s Actions Regarding Federal Forces in Cities Seattle(July 20, 2020) – After raising concerns about President Trump’s repeated threats… [ Keep reading ]