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Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Updated 2020 Proposal to Address COVID-19 Spending, $300 million Revenue Loss, and Combat Racial Inequity

Seattle(June23, 2020) –Facing an unprecedentedeconomic downtown, global health pandemic andaction torethink policing and investments in community,Mayor Jenny A. Durkansubmitteda revised budget proposal to address $233 million in additional spending related to COVID-19 and a $300 million decline in revenueto the City.Mayor Durkan initially submitted her 2020 budget proposal, which waslaterapproved,in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Executive Order to Extend City of Seattle COVID-19 Closures and Relief Policies

Nonprofit, Residential, and Small Business Eviction Moratoriums Extended Through August 1, 2020 SEATTLE (June 18, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued an Executive Order to extend the City of Seattle’s COVID-19 closure and relief policies. This Executive Order follows King County’s application to be in Phase Two of the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Engages with Capitol Hill Organized Protest to make Safety Changes

The Capitol Hill Organized Protest has emerged as a gathering place where community members can demand change of their local, state, and federal government. Capitol Hill and Cal Anderson Park have long been a gathering place for justice. While there have been inaccurate and misleading depictions of the CHOP from… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order to Activate Body-Worn Camera Recording During Demonstrations

Turning on Body-Worn Camera Video Recording During Demonstrations Was an Initial Request from Community Groups and Protestors Seattle(June 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on Monday issued an Executive Order requiring the Chief of Police to make an interim policy change directing Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers assigned to… [ Keep reading ]

Remarks as Delivered by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan – Tuesday, June 2 Press Conference

Seattle (June 2, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkan participated in her fifth press conference since demonstrations began in Seattle following the murder of George Floyd. Her remarks as delivered:  Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today.   In a moment the chiefs and I will provide an update on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes Issue Statements on President Trump’s Illegal Threat To Deploy Military Forces in U.S. Cities and States

SEATTLE (June 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes issued the below statement following President Trump’s threat to deploy U.S. Military Forces in cities and states across America. Mayor Durkan issued the following statement: “Today’s threat to force U.S. military troops on local jurisdictionsis unconstitutional… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Order to Implement Another Temporary Citywide Curfew Tonight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

these hours, residents and visitors should remain in their home to the extent possible and should refrain from traveling in and through the entire City of Seattle. The curfew is intended to prevent violence and widespread property damage, and to prevent the further community spread of COVID-19 through continued gathering.The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Governor’s Update to Safe Start Washington and County Executive’s Confirmation that King County Will Apply for Modified Phase One on Monday

SEATTLE(May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following Governor Jay Inslee’s update to theSafe Start Washingtonand King County Executive Dow Constantine’s confirmation that the County will apply for modified Phase One on Monday, June 1, 2020. The updatedSafe Startplan establishes a modified Phase One, which… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Public Defender Association Announce New Partnership to Operate Co-LEAD in Seattle during COVID-19 Crisis

SEATTLE(May 26, 2020) – The Cityof Seattleand thePublic Defender Associationhaverevisedtheir LEADcontracttobring Co-LEAD to Seattleduring the COVID-19crisis. Co-LEADisan interim programofLEADdesigned to provide services and stabilization for individuals who might, for public safety reasons, otherwise be in the criminal justice system custody,but arenot being arrested, charged or otherwise detaineddue topublichealth considerations regarding… [ Keep reading ]