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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 ]

City of Seattle and Local Leaders Launch Seattle Together Initiative to Create Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

Interactive Initiative Asks Residents to Amplify Stories of Community Good Work, Elevate Resources, Build Relationships During Pandemic SEATTLE (May 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new Seattle Together initiative, which is designed to celebrate ideas, share resources and events, and connect community during… [ Keep reading ]

As Countywide Directive Takes Effect, Mayor Durkan Launches “Seattle Protects” Online Marketplace to Connect Local Manufacturers and Businesses with Organizations, Communities, and Individuals in Need of Cloth Face Coverings

Seattle Protects Seeks to Help Local Organizations, Businesses, and Nonprofits Struggling to Find Face Coverings at the Scale Necessary to Serve Their Workforce Seattle(May 19, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched Seattle Protects, a new online marketplace to connect local manufacturers with organizations, businesses, nonprofits, community groups, and… [ Keep reading ]