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Mayor Durkan Statement on Sound Transit’s Unanimous Vote to Transfer Properties to City of Seattle at No Cost for the Development of Approximately 150 Affordable Homes in Rainier Valley

Seattle(October 22, 2020) –MayorJenny A.DurkancelebratedtheSound Transitboard’sunanimousvote to authorize the transfer oftensurplus propertiesin Rainier Valleyto the City of Seattle at no cost, for affordable housing development. Approximately 150affordable homeswill be developed for homeownership opportunitiesfor families at or below 80 percent AreaMedianIncome(AMI). “The City of Seattle is making real on deep investments… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Extends Free Street Use Permits for Businesses Through October 31, 2021

City Will Provide Free Tent and Heating Permits to Help Businesses Maintain Outdoor Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic SEATTLE (October 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) temporary street use permits are extended through October 31, 2021. These free permits allow small… [ Keep reading ]

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

SEATTLE (October 8, 2020) – Surrounded – virtually – by supporters and community members, Mayor Durkan signed legislation today creating a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle. This new ordinance ensures all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses, guarantees… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Unanimous Passage of her Fare Share Plan to Guarantee a Fair Minimum Compensation Standard for TNC Drivers

Drivers for companies Like Uber and Lyft will now earn at least $16.39 per hour SEATTLE (September 29, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkan celebrated City Council’sunanimouspassage ofa new minimum compensation standard for TNC drivers.Seattle is only the second City in the country to guarantee a minimum compensation threshold to drivers.Under… [ Keep reading ]

Amidst Unprecedented and Historic Challenges, Mayor Durkan Announces 2021 Budget

Commits to New $100 Million for Investments in BIPOC Communities Seattle(September 29, 2020) – Amidst unprecedented and historic challenges, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmittedthe2021 budget today. While the City faces significant revenue shortfalls and challenges, the 2021 budget continues COVID-19 relief funding, invests over $100 million in BIPOC communities, adds… [ Keep reading ]

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Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Budget Address: Rebuilding a More Just and Equitable City

Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2021 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our region, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address via pre-recorded video shared online and broadcast to the Seattle Channel. In… [ 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 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 Announces Free Street Closure Permits Available for Restaurant and Business Operation During Pandemic

Seattle (July 22, 2020) – Building on the City’s free permits for sidewalk cafes and curb spaces, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today an expansion of street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing public… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe Celebrate National Recognition of Seattle Vision Zero Progress, New Traffic Speed Recommendations

Mayor Durkan Announced Citywide Speed Limit Would be Lowered to 25 MPH in December of 2019 Early Data Points to 22% Reduction of Crashes and 54% Drop in High-end Speeding Seattle(July 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe welcomed aNational Association of City Transportation Officials… [ Keep reading ]