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As Part of Review of 2021 Budget, Mayor Durkan and Police Chief Best Announce Initial Actions to Transform the Seattle Police Department and Reimagine Community Safety

Ahead of 2021 Budget, Mayor and Chief Will Engage Community on Proposed Reorganization and Civilianization, Initial Cuts, and Further Changes Mayor and Chief Will Oppose Blunt and Irresponsible Council Cuts to the 2020 and 2021 Budget That Compromise Community Safety SEATTLE (July 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Provides $2.1 Million to Rainier Beach Action Coalition to Purchase Land for Food Innovation Center

This investment is the latest step in a broader City effort to invest in BIPOC Communities Seattle(July 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City will provide $2.1 million to buy land for the future home of theFood Innovation Centerin Rainier Beach, a project of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Six-Year Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal to Aid in Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal Would Maintain a 0.1% Sales Tax to Fund Essential Transit Service, Capital Projects, and Transit Access Programs like ORCA Opportunity Seattle(July 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan todaytransmitted legislationfor a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Double in King County Over the Last Two Weeks, City of Seattle Launches New Education and Outreach Team

City Reminds Symptomatic Individuals to Be Tested and Follow Public Health Guidelines on Isolation and Quarantine During Holiday Weekend, City of Seattle Will Deploy Social Distancing Ambassadors & Pause on Reopening of Swimming Areas SEATTLE(June 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a series of new actions to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Councilmember Pedersen, and Councilmember Strauss Announce Free Sidewalk and Curb Space Permits to Help Small Businesses Reopen in Phase Two

City Launches Phase Two Reopening Toolkits to Help Small Businesses Navigate Governor’s Safe Start Guidance SEATTLE(June 26, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Alex Pedersen, and Councilmember Dan Strauss today announced new efforts by the City of Seattle to support small businesses and ease reopening during Phase 2 of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González Celebrate Today’s Supreme Court Decision that Allows DACA to Continue, Vow to Continue Supporting Local Undocumented Residents

Seattle (June 18, 2020) – Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that the Trump administration is not permitted to immediately proceed with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows individuals who were brought into the U.S. as children to become eligible for both… [ Keep reading ]

New Guidance: Mayor Durkan Urges Symptomatic Demonstrators to Be Tested at New Citywide Testing Sites in North and South Seattle

(June 12, 2020) – Results are in from UW Medicine and out of 3,000 tests fewer than 1% were positive.To our knowledge and based on volunteered information, there is no evidence so far of people testing positive for COVID-19 from attending protests in Seattle. Let’s make room for people who… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Deliver 500 Permanent Homes in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesFundingand Alternative Construction MethodtoSupportLong-term Solution to Homelessness, Which Disproportionally Impacts People of Color Seattle  (June10, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action to create 500 newpermanent supportive housing unitsthrough alternative construction, reducingsignificantly the costs and timeline.Thisinitiative willleverage Seattle’s expertisein… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Public Safety and Crowd Management Policy Changes Following Meetings with Demonstrations Organizers and Community Leaders

Seattle(June7, 2020)–Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined by Police Chief Carmen Best to announce new measuresthataddress public safety and crowd management at demonstrations,followingmeetingswith leaders from the Black community andleaders of demonstrations.You can viewher full remarkshere. For thepast week, Mayor Durkan and Chief Best havecleared schedules tomeet with leadersof the Black… [ Keep reading ]