City of Seattle Surpasses 94% of Employees Vaccinated with over 99% Submitting Forms

Seattle (October 19, 2021) – More than 94% of City of Seattle employees are now vaccinated with less than 1% declining to submit verification or an exemption request. “Seattle has the lowest cases, hospitalizations, and deaths of every major city while having one of the highest vaccinations rate because we have followed the science… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Open Applications for $4 Million in Small Business Stabilization Fund Grants

Office of Economic Development to Provide In-Language Assistance and Host Informational Webinar to Help Small Business Owners and Nonprofits Apply Seattle (October 19, 2021) – With SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City will now accept applications for the Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) provided by the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). OED… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

The City of Seattle recognizes that the Indigenous Peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial. Our city is built on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people and is named after Chief Si’ahl (also known as Chief… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Partners Launch High-Capacity Fixed Vaccination Hub in Downtown Seattle and Mobile Teams

Downtown Seattle Vaccination Hub to Open October 23; City and Partners to Soon Launch Fixed Vaccination Hubs in South and West Seattle SEATTLE (October 11, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle and partners’ initial fall and winter vaccination plans, which will ensure equitable access… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Sound Transit Finalize No-Cost Land Transfer for Affordable Housing Development in Rainier Valley

Rainier Valley Homeownership Initiative will create at least 100 for-sale homes, permanently affordable to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers SEATTLE (October 11) – Today the City of Seattle and Sound Transit will finalize the transfer of ten sites in the Rainier Valley from the transit authority to the Seattle Office of Housing, at no cost to the City, for the development of permanently affordable for-sale… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Superintendent Jones Sign Letter of Intent to Move Forward on Reimagined Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center and New Downtown School

SEATTLE (October 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Public School Interim Superintendent Brent Jones announced a new partnership between the City and Seattle Public Schools to replace Memorial Stadium, and to provide the opportunity for a new school to serve downtown Seattle using a city property. The 74-year-old… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes $200 Million for Housing as Part of Her 2022 Budget Announcement

City’s Largest Single-Year Housing Investment Investment in Homeownership Opportunities Nearly Doubled, with Focus on Households Led by People of Color SEATTLE (September 27, 2021) – After four consecutive years of record-breaking investments in affordable housing, in her final proposed budget, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan proposed $200 million to support affordable housing investments – a single-year record – including the production, preservation, and rapid acquisition of affordable homes throughout Seattle. This proposal includes a record contribution to create equitable access to new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s 2022 Budget Address: Moving Forward Together

Seattle (September 27, 2021) – Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her fourth and final budget address and transmitted her 2022 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Watch the speech below: The Mayor delivered her speech from North Seattle College and focused on the COVID-19 crisis and the crises that… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces 2022 City Investments in Housing, Homelessness and Public Safety as Part of Final Budget

Budget includes largest ever investment in housing, continuation of key COVID recovery programs  SEATTLE (September 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan gave her final budget address today, announcing approximately $200 million in investments in affordable housing, increasing investments in public safety and alternatives, and funding dedicated to building a more equitable Seattle. The total 2022 budget totals over $7.1 billion with $1.6 billion for the general fund that includes additional… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Reaches Tentative Agreements with Coalition of City Unions, Seattle Fire Fighters Union Local 27 and IBEW Local 77 Regarding Vaccine Requirement, COVID-19 Frontline Worker Pay, and Return to Worksite

Tentative Agreements Establish New Policies to Support City Employees, Including Frontline Worker Pay and a Vaccination Incentive SEATTLE (September 24, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle has reached Tentative Agreements (TA) with the Coalition of City Unions, Fire Fighters Union Local 27 and… [ Keep reading ]