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City of Seattle Snow Response

SEATTLE (February 13, 2021) – After an overnight snowstorm blanketed the Seattle area with more than 7″ of snow, the City of Seattle continues to monitor Northwest Weather Center forecasts, which predict an additional 1-3″ of snow and temperatures hovering near freezing throughout the day. The Office of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) this morning, to coordinate citywide… [ Keep reading ]

Feb. 12 Update: City of Seattle Prepares for Winter Weather

February 12, 2021 – The City of Seattle continues to monitor Northwest Weather Center forecasts which predict the Seattle area could see up to 7 inches of snow to the Seattle area beginning Friday evening and into Saturday late morning. Overnight temperatures Friday and Saturday will have a wind chill factor in the low- to mid-20s. The Office of Emergency Management will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Prepares for Winter Weather

SEATTLE (February 10, 2021) – The City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to services ahead of expected winter storms that will bring cold temperatures, ice, and potential snowfall through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to remain around or below freezing for the next several days with overnight temperatures in the low 20s. Individuals who live,… [ Keep reading ]

Following City’s Victory to Reverse I-976, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Restore $23.7 million for Transit Service and Projects

Seattle (February 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced a proposal to invest $23.7 million in funding back into an array of transit service and mobility improvements consistent with the will of Seattle voters when they supported Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD Proposition 1). These funds represent the amount collected but held… [ 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 ]

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 ]