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  • Federal Way, WA —

    Small businesses may now begin applying online for the Federal Way COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Named "2 Victory/19," the program was proposed by Mayor Jim Ferrell and approved by the Federal Way City Council to distribute federal CARES Act funds to local...

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am
  • Federal Way, WA —

    The City of Federal Way has the authority to tax water and sewer utilities, the Washington State Supreme Court wrote in a ruling issued Thursday.

    In March 2018, the City Council passed an ordinance to impose a 7.75-percent tax on water and sewer utilities not already...

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:00am
  • Federal Way, WA —

    The City will host a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, June 19, in front of City Hall to commemorate Juneteenth Week in Federal Way.

    “I want to thank those who asked me to display the flag, including the Rogers family (Keith, Trenise, and Anisah) in recognition...

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 9:30am
  • Federal Way, WA —

    The Federal Way City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a plan to distribute federal CARES Act funds to local businesses.

    In April, Governor lnslee announced the award of nearly $300 million to local governments across Washington from the state's...

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:00pm
  • South King County, WA —

    The Cities of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent and Renton are moving forward with legal action against King County. The Cities believe that King County Executive Dow Constantine has overstepped the authority granted to him by state law by attempting to create new...

    Monday, June 15, 2020 - 5:00pm
  • Federal Way, WA —

    The City of Federal Way-led Business Resiliency Task Force met for the second time Wednesday, in a Zoom meeting led by Mayor Jim Ferrell. 

    In concert with the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, the Business Resiliency...

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:30am
  • Federal Way, WA —

    Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell was joined Monday morning by local legislators and a group of community activists as he raised the Pride Flag for the first time in City history on the City’s third flag pole as part of Pride Month recognition.

    “We are proud that Federal...

    Monday, June 1, 2020 - 9:30am
  • Federal Way, WA —

    The Federal Way City Council approved a pair of measures on Tuesday night to aid both renters and business owners as they deal with various negative effects brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

    On March 27, Mayor Jim Ferrell issued Proclamation of Emergency No. 20-02...

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 11:30am
  • Federal Way, WA —

    Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell signed a Declaration of Emergency in response to the threat of public health due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in King County.

    “In light of the developing situation, we thought it would be legally prudent to issue the proclamation and make...

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 9:00am