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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 ]

As Countywide Directive Takes Effect, Mayor Durkan Launches “Seattle Protects” Online Marketplace to Connect Local Manufacturers and Businesses with Organizations, Communities, and Individuals in Need of Cloth Face Coverings

Seattle Protects Seeks to Help Local Organizations, Businesses, and Nonprofits Struggling to Find Face Coverings at the Scale Necessary to Serve Their Workforce Seattle(May 19, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched Seattle Protects, a new online marketplace to connect local manufacturers with organizations, businesses, nonprofits, community groups, and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Expands Small Business Map, Launches #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map with Partner Cities Across the Region

Currently, There Are 2,600 Small Businesses in the #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map 20 Partner Cities and Counties Participating in Relaunched Map Seattle(April 28, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New #SupportSeattleSmallBiz Map to Help Residents Find Small Businesses Providing Takeout or Delivery in their Neighborhoods

Seattle(March 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The map allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood and navigate directly to a business’ website… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Measures to Facilitate Curbside Food Pickup Near Restaurants

Loading Zones Will Be Temporarily Added to Allow Residents and Delivery Services to Pick Up Food from Local Restaurants Seattle(March 17, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that starting this afternoon the Seattle Department of Transportation is converting on-street parking spaces near restaurants to temporary loading zones to… [ 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 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 ]

City of Seattle Launches New Information Dashboard to Track Progress, Success of Major City Initiatives

SEATTLE (December 11, 2019) – The City of Seattle launched “Performance Seattle,” a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their City is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks the City’s performance on seven key priority areas including basic City services and provides an in-depth… [ Keep reading ]

Smart Cities Dive Names Mayor Jenny Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for Leadership on Fare Share, Investing in Transit, and Increasing Affordable Housing

Seattle (December 9, 2019) –Smart Cities Dive named Mayor Jenny A. Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for her leadership on the Fare Share plan, combating climate change, increasing investments in transit and transportation, and advancing affordable housing for working people and families in Seattle. “I’m grateful to Smart Cities… [ Keep reading ]