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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 ]

Mayor Durkan Significantly Expands Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways to Connect Students with Paid Internships with Local Employers and the City of Seattle

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the expansion of Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways, previously apilot program, whichoffers Seattle Promise students the chance to apply for full-time, paid summer internships with Seattle’s top employers. In 2020,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leverages City Investments to Nearly $1.5 Billion for Affordable Housing Across the City

Between 1981 and 2016, the City of Seattle created 10,000 units of affordable housing –Mayor Durkan has announced an increase of more than 4,000 homes coming online by 2022 Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – In her third State of the City Address, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced unprecedented and urgent… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Continues Critical, Urgent Investments in City’s Homelessness Response and Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness  

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her third annual State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan outlined progressive actions and her continued work to deliver improved outcomes. After two years of urgent action on homelessness, including the largest shelter expansion in the history of our City, leveraging $75 million… [ Keep reading ]