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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 ]

As Stabilization Repairs Continue, Mayor Durkan Announces Decision for Seattle Department of Transportation to Pursue Repair of the West Seattle Bridge

Traffic could be restored by mid-2022, Work Will Begin Following Completion of Stabilization on the West Seattle High Rise Bridge  SEATTLE (November 19, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is moving forward to continue repairs to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. Durkan also directed SDOT to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reminds Residents and Businesses of Resources Available for COVID-19 Relief, Announces $1.7M in funding to support BIPOC Led Organizations Impacted by the Pandemic

SEATTLE (November 18, 2020) –  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City of Seattle has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Results of 2020 Presidential Election

Seattle (November 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It is so important that the President-elect affirms this is a day to start healing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle and King County Applaud Voter Approval of Proposition 1

The six-year Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) funds essential transit service and aids in equitable COVID-19 recovery Seattle (November 3, 2020) – Tonight, with 76% of votes tallied, the overwhelming majority of Seattleites voted to pass Proposition 1 and ensure the critical elements of Seattle’s transit network are maintained. The Seattle Transportation Benefit District maintains equitable access to transit and the City’s ability to scale up service as Seattle’s transit ridership recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle Transportation… [ Keep reading ]

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) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Sound Transit board’s unanimous vote to authorize the transfer of ten surplus properties in Rainier Valley to the City of Seattle at no cost, for affordable housing development. Approximately 150 affordable homes will be developed for homeownership opportunities for families at or below 80 percent Area Median Income (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’s unanimous passage of a 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 transmitted the 2021 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 ]