Mayor Durkan Announces Citywide Free Parking to Support Residents Staying Healthy at Home and Essential Workers Who Must Drive

Mayor Durkan Announces Citywide Free Parking to Support Residents Staying Healthy at Home and Essential Workers Who Must Drive

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle (April 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will temporarily eliminate paid and time-limited street parking rules to support residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Governor Inslee’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the City will immediately implement …

Durkan Digest special edition: relief for small businesses

Durkan Digest special edition: relief for small businesses

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailMy fellow Seattleites, We are facing one of the most transformative and consequential events that our region and our country will experience since World War II. Over the next few days, I want to provide a series of updates for workers, seniors, and individuals who may need child care. …

City of Seattle, Greater Seattle Partners, and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce distribute survey to measure economic impacts of COVID-19 on region’s businesses and nonprofits

City of Seattle, Greater Seattle Partners, and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce distribute survey to measure economic impacts of COVID-19 on region’s businesses and nonprofits

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE (March 17, 2020) – The City of Seattle, Greater Seattle Partners, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced today they are distributing an Economic Impact Survey (www.greater-seattle.com/economic-impact-survey) to further capture the effects of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, on businesses and nonprofits in King, Pierce, …

Mayor Durkan announces new efforts to prepare for 2020 Census

Mayor Durkan announces new efforts to prepare for 2020 Census

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City’s new actions to prepare for the 2020 United States Census. The City will open a series of Census Assistance Centers and launch other focused education efforts to help ensure that …

Seattle Public Library implements new fine-free policy

Seattle Public Library implements new fine-free policy

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – The Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan jointly announced the implementation of Seattle’s fine-free policy. Starting today, the library will no longer charge daily late fines for overdue materials, a change that was approved by 76% of Seattle voters in …

The Durkan Digest: The Start of a New Era of Addressing Homelessness in Our Region

The Durkan Digest: The Start of a New Era of Addressing Homelessness in Our Region

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailThis week [The Durkan Digest dated December 20, 2019], we ushered in the start of a new, historic era for our entire region. After years of talk, we are finally making good on creating one unified system that has the governance, authority, and resources to address our region’s homelessness …

Mayor Durkan’s Opposition to Proposed HHS Rule

Mayor Durkan’s Opposition to Proposed HHS Rule

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailDear Secretary Azar: This letter serves to provide comment on changes to 45 C.F.R.§§75.300 proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2019. The City of Seattle is deeply committed to the civil rights of all people, including …

City of Seattle launches new information dashboard to track progress, success of major initiatives

City of Seattle launches new information dashboard to track progress, success of major initiatives

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – The City of Seattle launched “Performance Seattle,” a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their city [government] is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks performance on seven key priority areas, including basic city services, and provides an in-depth look at city …

[ICYMI] Mr. Pride: Egan Orion, Seattle City Council Candidate, on Pride and Politics

[ICYMI] Mr. Pride: Egan Orion, Seattle City Council Candidate, on Pride and Politics

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0email[Editor’s Update-10/24/19…With the current news that Amazon donated a million dollars to the PAC created by the Seattle Business Chamber, this impacts several campaigns, We reached out to Orion with an update. “I think the extra donation from Amazon was unfortunate and really distracts from the issues my campaign …

Three tough questions for Jim Pugel running for Seattle City Council District 7

Three tough questions for Jim Pugel running for Seattle City Council District 7

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby MK Scott As a resident of District 7, I care what happens in my community. I was really interested in chatting with former interim Police Chief Jim Pugel after hearing him speak at the recent GSBA Candidate forum and how different he was to his opponent, Andrew Lewis. …