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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. Durkan and Seattle City Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez issued the following statement celebrating the passage of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District legislation by 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 a National Association of City Transportation Officials… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Declares the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge a City Emergency, Requests State and Federal Assistance to Stabilize Critical City Asset

The emergency proclamation will allow the application for state and federal assistance to repair the bridge and new ability to expedite contracts and services. Seattle (July 16, 2020) – Understanding state and federal investments will be an essential resource to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge, Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Six-Year Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal to Aid in Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal Would Maintain a 0.1% Sales Tax to Fund Essential Transit Service, Capital Projects, and Transit Access Programs like ORCA Opportunity Seattle (July 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted legislation for a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Stay Healthy Streets Pilot Will Become Permanent, Bike Projects Will Be Expedited in 2020

City announces all regional parks will now close at 8pm, urges residents to #KeepitMoving when visiting Seattle parks SEATTLE (May 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that at least 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets will become permanent and the construction of bike infrastructure will be accelerated in 2020. In addition, 3 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets will be added in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Guidelines to Allow Continued Use of Parks, Farmers Markets and Car-Free Neighborhood Greenways

City will close two neighborhood greenways to through traffic so people can bike and walk Residents must #KeepItMoving while using Seattle Parks, Greenways and Farmers Markets SEATTLE (April 16, 2020) – The City announced additional steps taken and guidelines for safe use of City parks, greenways and local farmers markets…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Two Day Temporary Suspension of Public Works Construction to Conduct Health and Safety Training for Workers, Update Protocols

Seattle (April 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will require contractors and employees working on public works projects in Seattle to suspend work until Saturday, April 11. While these projects are permitted to continue under Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, the… [ Keep reading ]