Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New York Times Report That Attorney General William Barr Asked Prosecutors to Investigate Her

Seattle(September 16, 2020) – Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement after aNew York Times reportthat Attorney General William Barr asked prosecutors to explore charges against the Mayor. “Today’s report is chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Release Internet for All Gap Analysis Report with Action Plan to Increase Access to Internet and Close the Digital Divide

SEATTLE (September 16, 2020) – Following up on the Internet for All Initiative announced earlier this summer, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle City Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Alex Pedersen and Debora Juarez announced the release of the initial Internet for All Report and Action Plan. Building off of the information… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Unveils Pre-Approved Plans for Backyard Cottages Which Lowers Fees and Permitting Time

City launches ADUniverse website features step-by-step instructions for homeowners, accessible in dozens of languages Seattle(September15,2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today, the launchofa newwebsitecalledADUniversethatfeaturesbackyard cottage designs that have beengrantedpre-approvedCitypermits. The website includesa step-by-step guide toaddingan accessory dwelling unit (ADU)onapropertyand new data about theimplementationof thisincreasinglypopular housing option. After signing into law… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Wildfire Smoke Update: Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Wednesday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites Plan to Reopen Tuesday, September 15 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing some ‘very… [ Keep reading ]

City Allocates Over $19 Million in COVID-Related Funding to Rental Assistance and Homeowner Support

Investments Include Launch of New Effort to Provide Homeowner Counseling and Homeowner Stabilization Funds   Thousands of families expected to receive direct financial support  Seattle(September14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation ofmore than$19 million inCOVID-19 Relieffunding to provide housingassistancefor low-income households economically impacted by COVID-19.As the City continues to distribute rental assistance in 2020, the… [ Keep reading ]

Due to Unhealthy Air Quality, Emergency Smoke Shelter to Remain Open Until Tuesday Morning; Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Monday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites to Temporarily Close Monday, September 14 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing somehazardous levelswith… [ Keep reading ]

During Dual Crises of COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke, City and County Partner to Open New Healthy Air Center in SoDo for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Parks, Boat Ramps, Fields, and Beaches Will Be Closed Through Sunday City of Seattle Will Keep Four COVID-19 Test Sites Open Unless Air Quality Reaches Hazardous Levels SEATTLE (September 11, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the opening of a new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces up to $11.6 Million in Funding for Homeless Service Providers to Help Cover COVID-19 Costs in 2020

The City of Seattle expects to invest nearly $150 million in 2020 to support people experiencing homelessness during pandemic Seattle(September9, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announcedup to$11.6 millionin funding for shelter, day-centers, and permanentsupportivehousing to help pay for costs incurred during the initial phases oftheCOVID-19 response and to maintain higher-level services… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Offer Child Care for 550 Children at 19 Sites Throughout Seattle

Seattle Parks and Recreation Will Launch Seven Teen Resource Hubs to Support Students During Virtual Learning SEATTLE(September 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will provide child care for 550 children at 19 sites through Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR). The City-supported child… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Nearly $100 Million in Investments in K-12 Education for Seattle Students

SEATTLE(August 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will invest nearly $95 million over six years in K-12 educational supports through the Department of Education and Early Learning’s (DEEL) School-Based Investments (SBI). In addition, DEEL has awarded $4.9 million over three years to… [ Keep reading ]