Posts for March, 2020

Additional Parking Created to Enable Hospital Workers to Stay Healthy While Reaching Patients

March 29th, 2020

I was proud to announce with Mayor Jenny Durkan a new Hospital Staff Parking Permit program  which will allow access to free on-street parking around hospitals and testing sites for health care workers. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Seattle Police Department (SPD), and Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) worked urgently to meet the increased […]


Updates on Coronavirus: Stay Home, Stay Healthy

March 27th, 2020

Updates on Coronavirus Friends and Neighbors, With our Governor’s order this week to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” our response to the coronavirus pandemic enters a new hunkering-down phase.  These are trying times, but we are going to get through this together. I hear from many people who are worried about how this public health and economic emergency […]


West Seattle Bridge closed by Mayor Durkan (March 23) due to structural issues; safety actions supported by Council leaders

March 23rd, 2020

March 23, 2020 (Original Post): PRESS RELEASE EXCERPT: “Out of an abundance of caution, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced today that it will close the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge effective 7:00 PM tonight (March 23, 2020) to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was observed during a regular bridge inspection. A […]


Updates on Coronavirus and Economic Relief

March 20th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, As our community intensifies its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want you to know that we are going to get through this together. Many people are worried about the impact this outbreak will have on their ability to work, eat, play, go to school, earn a living, and many other aspects […]


Updates on Coronavirus and Support for Small Businesses and Workers

March 12th, 2020

Friends and Neighbors, As Seattle continues to endure the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide a list of resources so you can more easily follow the regional response. This newsletter includes updates from the Governor, King County public health officials, and the Mayor as well as some relief regarding […]


Relief for Small Businesses during Coronavirus Emergency

March 10th, 2020

“Small businesses employ our neighbors and their paychecks enable people to survive…While it’s hard to determine the far-reaching effects of COVID-19, there are steps we can take in the near-term to avoid exacerbating an already challenging chapter in our region’s history,” said Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle). Note: I am pleased that […]


Statement on the Resignation of our City’s Director of Human Services Jason Johnson

March 2nd, 2020

I was disappointed to learn that Jason Johnson, a long-time public servant overseeing programs for many of our city’s most vulnerable people and the interim director of Seattle’s Human Services Department, is stepping down.  The resignation of Mr. Johnson and other public servants after their work and teams are maligned on television by elected officials should not be […]


Coronavirus updates

March 1st, 2020

Here are useful links to info on the coronavirus: King County Public Health officials: Updates from Governor Jay Inslee: Announcements Stay Home Order (March 23): Mayor Jenny Durkan: Announcements: Resources: Relief for Small Businesses: (also see “Resources” links) Emergency Proclamation, as amended by Council: Seattle City Council: Resources: […]


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