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City of Seattle Invests More than $7 million in Food Access Programs for Older Adults and People Experiencing Homelessness

Human Services Department Will Invest Over $5.4 Million in Food Access Program for Older Adults; Invest $1.8 Million to Provide Meals for People Experiencing Homelessness SEATTLE (May 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) will invest more than $7 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Following Countywide Face Covering Health Directive, Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces that Seattle Will Provide Over 45,000 Cloth Face Coverings to Most Vulnerable Seattle Residents

People Experiencing Homelessness, Low-Income Older Adults, and Food Distribution Services Will Receive Priority Distribution As One of Region’s Largest Employers, City of Seattle Has Face Coverings Available for Every City Employee SEATTLE (May 11, 2020) – Following Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Local Health Directive, Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

To Ensure Appropriate Response Times During Bridge Closure, City Announces Additional Medic One Unit and Ladder Truck for West Seattle

Seattle(May8, 2020) – MayorJenny A.Durkan and Seattle Fire ChiefHarold D.Scoggins today announcedtheSeattle Fire Department will dedicate two additionalunits to serve the residents of West Seattle.A medic unit (Medic26)staffed with two paramedics will be located at Station26, and a ladder truck(Ladder 13)staffed with four firefighter-EMTs will be located at Station 37.Beginningin… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Stay Healthy Streets Pilot Will Become Permanent, Bike Projects Will Be Expedited in 2020

Cityannounces allregional parks will now close at 8pm,urgesresidents to #KeepitMoving when visiting Seattle parks SEATTLE(May 7, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannouncedtoday thatat least20 miles ofStay Healthy Streets will become permanentand the construction of bike infrastructure will be accelerated in 2020.In addition,3 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets will be addedin… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends Moratorium on Residential, Nonprofit, and Small Business Evictions Until June 4

Extension of Moratorium on Evictions Follows Governor’s Proclamation 20-19.1 extending statewide eviction ban to June 4, and Increased Investments in Rent Relief Initiatives and Support for Small Businesses Seattle (May 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to extend the moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Executive Order to Extend City Closure Policies to Align With New ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order

City will reopen municipal golf courses with new physical distancing measures starting Tuesday, May 5th SEATTLE (May 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued an Executive Order  Saturday, May 2nd to extend deadlines for City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and City personnel policies to align with Governor… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and 16 Other Mayors Across Country Call on Federal Government to Make Critical Improvements to Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs

Mayors Call on Small Business Administration to Quickly Make Necessary Improvements to Paycheck Protection Program to Better Serve Vulnerable Business Owners Seattle(April 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and 16 mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and United States Department of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Mobile Assessment Teams to Test City’s Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Expands first responder testing site to include frontline shelter staff and City employees  Seattle(April 28, 2020) –Building on the landmark first-in-the-nationfirst responder testing facility, administered by first responders,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scogginsannouncedtodaythatthe City hascreated anddeployed twoMobile Assessment Teamsto testour most vulnerable,primarily focusing onsenior andlong-term care establishments at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

New Donations from Safeway and #AllInSeattle Allow City of Seattle to Surpass 8,000 Households for Grocery Voucher Program

Expanded Program Provides $800 in Grocery Vouchers to Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Job or Experienced a Decrease in Hours Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Seattle(April 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City’s expanded grocery voucher program will now serve a total of 8,050… [ Keep reading ]