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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 Announces Steven Marchese as the New Director of the Office of Labor Standards

Seattle (January 7, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that Steven Marchese will join the City of Seattle as the new director of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS). Marchese will join the City with over 20 years of public service experience. Most recently, Marchese served as Public Service Director for the Minnesota State… [ 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 ]

Minimum Compensation Established by Fare Share Wage Ordinance in effect as of January 2021

SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – On January 1, 2021, the minimum compensation requirements established by Seattle’s Fare Share Wage Ordinance went into effect. This new ordinance ensures all drivers are paid a fair wage, guarantees that drivers are paid for all of their working time, and compensates drivers for work-related expenses and some benefits, and protects drivers from unlawful deductions. Building off legislation passed in November 2019,… [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million in Funding for Black & Tan Hall to Purchase New Venue

Building Acquisition Solidifies Residency in South Seattle Neighborhood At High Risk of Displacement Seattle (December 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle provided $1,190,000 in funding to Black & Tan Hall for the purchase of the historic theater building located at 5608 Rainier Avenue South. The organization will provide arts and cultural programming in Hillman City. Funding… [ 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 Signs Cultural Space Agency Charter to Create First Public Development Authority in Nearly 40 Years

New Public Development Authority to Develop Real Estate Projects in Partnership with Cultural Communities SEATTLE (December 15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed the Cultural Space Agency Public Development Authority (PDA) charter to create the first new PDA in nearly 40 years. The Cultural Space Agency is a first-of-its-kind cultural… [ Keep reading ]