Draft Plan Captures Community Vision for NE Seattle Neighborhoods Around New Sound Transit Stations

SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today released a draft station area plan for the neighborhoods surrounding Sound Transit’s future light rail stations at 130th St NE and 148th St NE. “Having a multi-modal city that moves people out of their cars and onto high-quality transit, is key to reducing carbon emissions, as… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Releases Transportation Electrification Blueprint to Curb Climate Pollution and Spur an Electrified Economy 

First of its kind Blueprint lays out six ambitious goals to help Seattle move toward a future where everything that moves people, goods, and services in and around Seattle runs on clean, electric energy SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – The City of Seattle released a first of its kind, comprehensive City-wide plan that outlines how the City will move toward a clean and equitable transportation system in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Diaz Respond to the Mass Shootings in Atlanta and Rise in Asian American Hate Crimes

Seattle (March 16, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Adrian Diaz responded to rising hate crimes towards Asian Americans and the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed multiple Asian American women with the following statement: “The violence in Atlanta was an act of hate. We grieve with Atlanta and for the victims and their families. “We also stand together with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 14 New Classrooms and Summer Extension for 2021

Applications Open for Families to Enroll Three- and Four-Year Olds for 2021-2022 School Year SEATTLE (March 16, 2021) – Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are now open, with three new partner agencies and 14 new classrooms opening this fall. The new additions bring the total number of SPP classrooms to 129 (which includes 20 Family Child Care sites), with capacity to serve up to 2,054 preschoolers. Joining the family of SPP providers are Hilltop Children’s Center, Community School of West Seattle, and… [ Keep reading ]

With Its First Allocation of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, City of Seattle Hosts Vaccination Clinic for 1,000 Child Care Providers and Educators

All Eligible Seattle Residents Can Register for Open Appointments This Week By Signing Up Online Or Calling the City of Seattle City Worked With Several Partners, Including Seattle Public Schools, On Sunday One-Dose Vaccination Clinic SEATTLE (March 15, 2021) – Yesterday, March 14, the City of Seattle held a vaccination… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums, and other COVID-19 safety restrictions

Seattle (March 15, 2021) – Following last week’s announcement of $23 million of new rental assistance and the prospect of new rental assistance that will be available to Seattle and King County through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the extension of COVID-19 relief measures, including the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Supports Councilmember Lewis Legislation, City to Add Additional Hotel for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

New Legislation Will Allow for More Opportunities to Continue to Leverage New Federal Funding Part of American Rescue Plan Two New Hotels to Begin Accepting Referrals in March SEATTLE (March 15, 2021) – With new legislation under consideration by City Council and the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the City of Seattle announced it has identified a third hotel for sheltering individuals experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces $22.7 Million in New Rental and Utility Assistance

Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Will Provide a Surge of Relief to Community-Based Organizations, United Way of King County, and the City to Help Seattle Renters Withstand Ongoing Threats to Housing Stability Newly Signed American Rescue Plan Will Provide Additional Funding for Rental Assistance Seattle (March 12, 2021) – In addition to rental assistance funded through the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden yesterday, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council to provide $22.7 million in Federal rental… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Older Adults to Get Vaccinated, All Currently Eligible Residents Can Immediately Sign Up for Appointment Notification List

Over 500 Eligible Residents Already Secured Saturday Vaccination Appointments at the Lumen Field Event Center Through Notification List SEATTLE (March 11, 2021) – Following her announcement that the Lumen Field Event Center will open for its first day of operations this Saturday, March 13, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan urged all… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on House Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Seattle (March 10, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House: “Help is on the way for Seattle residents and small businesses. This relief package proposed by President Biden recognizes the ever growing the impact this pandemic… [ Keep reading ]