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City Council Audit Completed to Resolve Billing Problems at Seattle City Light

A performance audit initiated by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda was published today by the City Auditor to investigate and resolve extreme problems with extremely high bills customers throughout Seattle suddenly received from Seattle City Light when the City-owned utility was implementing major changes to its meter and billing systems. According to the audit report, “City Light […]

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Mortgage Relief: Imploring Governor to Prevent Banks from Foreclosing

My City Council colleagues and I hear you — the people, small businesses, and nonprofits of Seattle are stressed and struggling financially, especially as the coronavirus pandemic and our public health response stretches on. The Governor, our Mayor, the Seattle City Council, and now our congressional delegation have taken major steps to protect safety and […]

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

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

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…

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

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 comprehensive assessment has already begun […]

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Updates for King County Metro Bus Riders

As of Saturday, March 21, paying bus fare is optional 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 Metro’s web page Saturday, March 21.  A few […]

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Updates on Coronavirus and Economic Relief

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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Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Provide Utilities Relief

As part of a Special meeting of the City Council, members voted unanimously to approve two amended pieces of emergency legislation intended to help provide relief for small business and utility customers. The focus of the meeting was on two pieces of legislation related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis: Council Bill 119757, sponsored by Councilmember […]

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Updates on Coronavirus and Support for Small Businesses and Workers

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

I am pleased that Mayor Durkan issued two press releases today to provide relief for small business: Following Outreach to Small Business Owners, Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak: Mayor Durkan Announces a New Small Business Recovery Task Force Seattle (March 10, 2020) – Following robust outreach to small […]

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