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City of Seattle Awards Over $2.3 Million to Seattle Child Care Providers

Seattle (February 23, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced today that 506 grants have been awarded through the Child Care Stabilization Fund to child care providers throughout Seattle, totaling over $2.3 million. Funds will be disbursed to 344 licensed child care providers and school-age only programs and to 162 family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. “Childcare and community caregivers have been a… [ Keep reading ]

Over 1,000,000 pounds of trash collected in January 2021 from parks, neighborhood streets, and business districts across the city through Clean City Initiative

Seattle (February 8, 2021) — In January, the new Clean City Initiative ramped up efforts and collected over 1 million pounds of garbage and properly disposed of over 26,000 needles through trash pick-up or enhanced maintenance at over 60 locations across the city. “The pandemic has taken a toll on our community in many unseen ways, one is the growing graffiti, trash and garbage in parks and on streets. The Clean City Initiative has increased our focus on removing trash to begin… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation Making Seattle’s Building Energy Code One of Strongest on Climate in the Nation

Updates to energy code would require all new commercial and large multifamily buildings to use clean electricity for space and water heating and maximize building efficiency and on site renewables SEATTLE (FEBRUARY 8, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law new updates to Seattle’s building energy code, which will eliminate fossil fuels for most space and water heating, increase energy efficiency, and improve access to onsite… [ Keep reading ]

With Weekly 1,000 Dose Allocation, City of Seattle to Vaccinate Older Adults in Congregate Permanent Supportive Housing, Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic with Ethiopian Community in Seattle

With Weekly 1,000 Dose Allocation, City of Seattle to Vaccinate Older Adults in Congregate Permanent Supportive Housing, Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic with Ethiopian Community in Seattle SEATTLE (February 2, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the upcoming focus for the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams. With its… [ Keep reading ]

Following City’s Victory to Reverse I-976, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Restore $23.7 million for Transit Service and Projects

Seattle (February 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced a proposal to invest $23.7 million in funding back into an array of transit service and mobility improvements consistent with the will of Seattle voters when they supported Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD Proposition 1). These funds represent the amount collected but held… [ Keep reading ]

Following Reports of Preferences for Donors in Vaccine Distribution, Mayor Durkan Calls on State Department of Health to Reassess Distribution Model to Prioritize Most Vulnerable

Mayor Urges State to Immediately Reallocate Vaccines from Providers Found to Have Given Preferential Treatment Seattle (January 29, 2021) – Following several investigative reports from The Seattle Times detailing major regional health care providers giving preferential vaccine access to donors and board members, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement calling on the Washington State… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces the Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance to take Effect February 3, 2021

Employees of large grocery businesses in Seattle will earn and additional $4 per hour Seattle (January 29, 2021) – The City of Seattle announces the new temporary, emergency Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance (GEHP), which will take effect Wednesday, February 3, 2021 upon signature by Mayor Jenny Durkan. Under the temporary law, grocery store businesses that employ more than 500 employees worldwide are… [ Keep reading ]

Past Time for Respect and Relief for Grocery Store Workers

By Mayor Jenny Durkan and UFCW 21 President Faye Guenther Nearly one year into the pandemic, we have hope on the horizon: a new President offering necessary federal leadership and a vaccine. We also face challenges ahead in the months to come: a potentially more deadly and highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, a community reeling from closed… [ Keep reading ]

Application Opens for Over $2 Million in Grants Funds for Seattle Child Care Providers

Seattle (January 22, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced that applications for the Child Care Stabilization Fund have opened for licensed child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Seattle. These grants are intended to support childcare providers though the economic hardship they have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our childcare and community… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department to Vaccinate Older Adults in Supportive Housing, Home Health Care Workers in Next Phase of Mobile Vaccination Teams

City of Seattle Partners with SEIU 775 to Vaccinate Phase A1 Home Health Care Workers SEATTLE (January 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the next phase of the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT), which involves a COVID-19 vaccination partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU)… [ Keep reading ]