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 […]

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Updates on Coronavirus: Stay Home, Stay Healthy

March 27th, 2020

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

March 23rd, 2020

SDOT: For updates from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) regarding the West Seattle Bridge, CLICK HERE. West Seattle Blog: For updates from the West Seattle blog, CLICK HERE. March 30, 2020: For our Resolution immediately adding the sudden major repairs of the West Seattle Bridge to the Watch List for Capital Projects, CLICK HERE. […]

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Updates for King County Metro Bus (and Sound Transit) Riders

March 20th, 2020

As of Saturday, March 21, it’s optional to pay fares for both King County Metro and Sound Transit, until further notice.  In response to significantly reduced ridership since the emergence of COVID-19, Metro will temporarily move to a Reduced Schedule starting Monday, March 23.  The reductions are designed to maintain off-peak hours. Schedules will be posted on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Coronavirus updates

March 1st, 2020

Here are useful links to info on the coronavirus: King County Public Health officials: www.kingcounty.gov/coronavirus Updates from Governor Jay Inslee: Announcements https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/news-media Stay Home Order (March 23): https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6817957-20-25-Coronovirus-Stay-Safe-Stay-Healthy.html Mayor Jenny Durkan: Announcements: https://durkan.seattle.gov/ Resources: https://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19 Relief for Small Businesses: http://www.seattle.gov/office-of-economic-development (also see “Resources” links) Emergency Proclamation, as amended by Council: http://seattle.legistar.com/ViewReport.ashx?M=R&N=Text&GID=393&ID=3886569&GUID=7D6AC545-BB0E-47ED-9708-DADBEEC3A463&Title=Legislation+Text Seattle City Council: Resources: […]

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