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With Increased Demand for COVID-19 Boosters, Mayor Durkan and Partners Announce Expanded Hours at Amazon South Lake Union Clinic

SEATTLE (December 2, 2021) – Following the launches of the City’s three clinics in South Lake Union, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and community partners announced extended hours for the South Lake Union clinic at the Amazon Meeting Center. Today’s announcement follows the news that the CDC is now recommending boosters for every individual age 18 and older to help protect against the Omicron variant. Beginning on Saturday, December 11, the South Lake Union Clinic will have expanded… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Community Partners Host Home for the Holidays Events in December to Continue Downtown Recovery

SEATTLE (December 1, 2021) – Building off this summer’s highly successful “Welcome Back Weeks,” Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City will be enlisting creative community partners to host “Home for the Holidays,” a series of holiday activations in Pioneer Square, Pacific Place, Japantown, and Chinatown-International District. In partnership with the Downtown Seattle Association, the City of Seattle’s “Welcome Back Weeks” attracted an estimated 30,000 people downtown,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues New Executive Order Leveraging City Funds to Support Impacts of Major Infrastructure Projects on Communities at Risk of Displacement

Starting with Sound Transit’s West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project, this Executive Order encourages Sound Transit to consider community benefits in addition to light rail in the Chinatown-International District (CID) Seattle (December 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed an Executive Order directing City departments to… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Surge Across the Country, City of Seattle Prepares to Protect Against COVID-19 During Holidays

Residents Should Plan Ahead for Increased Testing Demand as People Gather Inside for the Holidays; Eligible Residents Should Schedule COVID-19 Booster Shot Appointment SEATTLE (November 22, 2021) – As cases surge across the country with significant outbreaks in the Midwest and Northeast, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan encouraged Seattle residents to… [ Keep reading ]

With the Expected Approval of Pfizer Boosters This Week, Mayor Durkan and Partners Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Rainier Beach

SEATTLE (November 17, 2021) – Following the launches of the City’s South Lake Union and West Seattle clinics, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan along with Seattle Fire Department Chief Scoggins, and community partners announced the location of the City’s third vaccination clinic at SouthEast Seattle Senior Center in the Rainier Beach… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is Ready for Historic and Transformative Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Today, I joined Mayors and labor unions for the signing of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. This historic bill will create millions of good paying jobs and make long overdue investments in transportation and infrastructure. Over the past two years, Seattle has faced unprecedented obstacles, many of them related to our urgent need to invest… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Seattle (November 6, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: “Passing President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is transformational for cities across the nation – it will deliver new good-paying union jobs, expand transit opportunities and combat climate change. This… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on City Council Draft Budget

Seattle (November 9, 2021) – Mayor Durkan issued the following statement following the Seattle City Council’s initial Budget proposal, which cuts SPD by approximately $11 million including cuts to Community Service Officers, hiring incentives, sworn officers and technology improvements needed to ensure constitutional policing and comply with the federal Consent Decree. The proposal also cuts $14 million from the Equitable Communities Initiative and approximately $28 million from participatory… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Hiring Bonus for 911 Dispatchers Generates 10x Increase in Applications Over Past Five Days

Seattle recognizes 911 dispatchers as critical members of the City’s public safety response Hiring incentives have resulted in 10-fold increase over five-day period for applicants and inquiries for 911 dispatcher positions SEATTLE (Nov. 4) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued on Oct. 29 an emergency order that provides $10k –… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and City Council Announce $2 Million for Small Businesses and Organizations Most Impacted by Vaccine Verification Requirements

Eligible small businesses and organizations will receive an additional up to $1,000 to help enforce King County vaccination verification policy Seattle (November 1, 2021) — Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park), and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle) announced that the City will be adding $2 million to the Office of Economic Development (OED) Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) to support small businesses and organizations impacted by the new vaccination verification requirement in King… [ Keep reading ]