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Mayor Durkan Announces Citywide Free Parking to Support Residents Staying Healthy at Home and Essential Workers Who Must Drive

Seattle(April 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will temporarily eliminate paid and time-limited street parking rules to support residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Governor Inslee’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the City will immediately implement these… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Parking Permit Program for Health Care Workers on Front Lines of the COVID-19 Response

New Program Will Prioritize Access to On-street Parking around Hospitals and Testing Sites for Healthcare Workers Seattle(March 26, 2020)–Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today a newHospital Staff Parking Permit program which will allow access to free on-street parking around hospitals and testing sites for health care workers.The Seattle Department of… [ 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 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 Outlines Vision for a City With Fewer Cars and Better Transit

Commits to Renew Transportation Benefit District This Year The Seattle Transportation Benefit District funds additional transit service, red bus-only lanes, and free ORCA for students and low-income residents Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan highlighted her key transportation goals for… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Connecting and Transforming our North Seattle Communities

In the past few years, we have seen a number of major projects that have changed the face of our city. We brought down the viaduct and reconnected our downtown to the waterfront and its heartbeat, the Puget Sound. We are redeveloping the arena at Seattle Center and bringing major… [ Keep reading ]

City, State and Community Leaders Celebrate Start of Construction of Northgate Bridge

Project Will Connect Licton Springs and North Seattle College to Future Northgate Link Light Rail station SEATTLE (February 5, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5…. [ 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 ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Major Actions to Achieve Vision Zero Goals and Increase Traffic Safety

Citywide speed limits will be reduced to 25 miles per hour, Seattle Department of Transportation will double the number of safety-enhanced traffic signals for pedestrian safety, add safety cameras to five new school zones and double the number of red light cameras 2020 Budget Adds $20 Million of New Safety… [ Keep reading ]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle(December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [ Keep reading ]