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City of Seattle Update on Winter Weather Response (Updated 12/27/21)

Seattle (December 27, 2021) – With snowfall accumulation between 3” and 6” yesterday and freezing temperatures overnight, some city services have been impacted. The National Weather Service expects additional snow accumulation later in the week, and the City of Seattle will face extremely cold temperatures into the new year. The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Releases Four Year Review Report Highlighting Significant Achievements in COVID-19 Response, Housing, and Equity

SEATTLE (December 22, 2021) – Entering the final week of her term managing winter weather and a rise in Omicron cases, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released a report which highlighted significant challenges and achievements of the past four years, including responding to more than 20 extreme weather events, a global… [ Keep reading ]

As Omicron Surges, Mayor Durkan Announces Veto for City Council’s Repeal of Grocery Worker Hazard Pay

Seattle (December 22, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she will veto Council Bill 120119, which ends hazard pay for grocery workers in January 2022. Over the last week, there has been an increase of 143% in cases compared to the previous week. In the coming week, Seattle and King County are expected to have the highest one-day case… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Provides 9,392 Cash Assistance Grants to Income-Eligible Families through the Seattle Relief Fund

Additional 3,300 Seattle immigrant and refugees received cash assistance Seattle (December 21, 2021) – The City of Seattle in partnership with several nonprofit organizations has provided 5,257 individuals and 4,135 households with direct cash assistance through its Seattle Relief Fund. This fund was created to support vulnerable income-eligible Seattle residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the Omicron variant now here in King County, we know… [ Keep reading ]

As Omicron Spreads, Mayor Durkan Highlights Expanded Testing and Vaccination Resources for Seattle Residents

SEATTLE (December 20, 2021) – As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads around the country and in King County, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan urged Seattle residents to get boosted, wear masks, and get tested at the first sign of possible exposure. At our partner sites, hours and locations have been expanded to meet testing demand. In addition, Mayor Durkan announced the Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Grants

SEATTLE (December 16, 2021) – Mayor Durkan and the Seattle Office of Economic Development announce the grant recipients of the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund. In August, Mayor Durkan announced more than $6 million in neighborhood recovery funding through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) established under the American Rescue… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Joins City Leaders to Announce the Projected Launch of the Third Health One Unit, Extending Primary Service Area to South Seattle

Health One program that helps those with mental/behavioral health or substance abuse disorders and those with non-emergency issues to expand primary service area to South Seattle Third unit expected to be operational in early 2022, staffed with two firefighter/EMTs and a Human Services Dept. case manager SEATTLE (Dec. 16) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Herbold, Fire Chief… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Build New Dog Park and Pedestrian Connection on Former Georgetown Flume Site

Construction on two new public assets to begin in 2022, adding critical greenspace to South Seattle neighborhoods Seattle (December 15, 2021) – Today, Seattle City Light (SCL) received approval from the Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee to transfer a 46,000-square foot plot of land, known as the Georgetown… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Family of Senator George Fleming and Officials on the Passing of Groundbreaking State Senator and Beloved UW Husky Hall of Famer

Seattle (December 8, 2021) – The family of Senator George Fleming and officials from across the state mourned the passing of a groundbreaking state senator, civic leader, and an accomplished football player. “It is with great sadness that we announce that former Washington State Senator George Fleming passed away peacefully… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on First Case of the Omicron Variant in King County

SEATTLE (December 4) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle and King County confirmation of the first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in King County: “While Omicron is the latest chapter of our battle with… [ Keep reading ]