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Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Proposal to Create a New Specialized Triage Response to Provide Alternative to Sworn Police Response

New specialized triage response will reduce need for armed police response to non-emergent calls like wellness SPD will also expand successful Community Service Officer program Seattle (July 23, 2021) – Building off of the City’s work to reimagine policing and community safety, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a proposal to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Opens Additional Cooling Centers and Updated Guidance for Staying Cool in Extreme Heat 

Seattle (June 28, 2021) – With temperatures expected to surpass Seattle’s record high today and reach 107 degrees, the City of Seattle is reporting available capacity at cooling centers including a new cooling center at Magnuson Park and Amazon Meeting Center which is serving as an official cooling center with… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González and Chair Mosqueda Launch ‘Seattle Rescue Plan’

American Recovery Act funding prioritizes homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity Seattle, WA — On Thursday Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced the “Seattle Rescue Plan”, a $128.4 million package in federal recovery… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Transfer Greenwood Senior Center to Community

Upon transfer, Phinney Neighborhood Association will join Byrd Barr Place and Central Area Senior Center as the third successful property transfer since September 2020 SEATTLE (May 18, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to the Seattle City Council to permanently transfer the ownership of Greenwood Senior Center to Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA), a community organization that provides programming, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. PNA has been operating the center since 2006, providing… [ Keep reading ]

As the City of Seattle Reimagines Public Safety, Mayor Durkan and Fire Chief Scoggins Announce the Launch of Second Health One Unit Extending Service to University District and Ballard

Health One 9-1-1 response team staffed with specially trained firefighter/EMTs and case manager helps people with mental/behavioral health or substance use disorder, and non-emergency medical issues access services Since November 2019 launch 56 percent of those served by Health One were experiencing homelessness SEATTLE (April 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins announced today the launch of a second Health One unit to expand regular service of the… [ Keep reading ]

As City Nears 50,000 Vaccinations, City of Seattle Partners With Seattle Visiting Nurse Association and Seattle Colleges to Open Community Vaccination Hub in North Seattle

Community Vaccination Hub at North Seattle College Will Be Fourth City-Affiliated Fixed Vaccination Site Site Has Initial Capacity for 1,170 Vaccinations Per Week, Could Scale Up to 6,400, Supply Permitting SEATTLE (March 31, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City is helping to support a new… [ Keep reading ]

Clean City Initiative provides added support to Business Districts throughout the City

Seattle (March 19, 2021) – Starting in February, Clean City funds have enabled business associations and business districts to increase their efforts to clean up trash, address graffiti, and clean streets and sidewalks. The Clean City Initiative will provide additional funding for Broadway BIA, Chinatown/International District BIA, Columbia City BIA, University District BIA, Pioneer Square, West Seattle Junction Association, Ballard Business Association, Downtown Seattle Association, and SODO BIA… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Releases Transportation Electrification Blueprint to Curb Climate Pollution and Spur an Electrified Economy 

First of its kind Blueprint lays out six ambitious goals to help Seattle move toward a future where everything that moves people, goods, and services in and around Seattle runs on clean, electric energy SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – The City of Seattle released a first of its kind, comprehensive City-wide plan that outlines how the City will move toward a clean and equitable transportation system in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 14 New Classrooms and Summer Extension for 2021

Applications Open for Families to Enroll Three- and Four-Year Olds for 2021-2022 School Year SEATTLE (March 16, 2021) – Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are now open, with three new partner agencies and 14 new classrooms opening this fall. The new additions bring the total number of SPP classrooms to 129 (which includes 20 Family Child Care sites), with capacity to serve up to 2,054 preschoolers. Joining the family of SPP providers are Hilltop Children’s Center, Community School of West Seattle, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums, and other COVID-19 safety restrictions

Seattle (March 15, 2021) – Following last week’s announcement of $23 million of new rental assistance and the prospect of new rental assistance that will be available to Seattle and King County through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the extension of COVID-19 relief measures, including the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City… [ Keep reading ]