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Mayor Durkan Statement on House Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Seattle (March 10, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House: “Help is on the way for Seattle residents and small businesses. This relief package proposed by President Biden recognizes the ever growing the impact this pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge milestone: Repair remains on track as SDOT moves to next steps in construction

Seattle Department of Transportation moved from emergency stabilization to full rehabilitation with an accelerated design process. Seattle (March 10) – Following the successful completion of the emergency stabilization work in December 2020, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has now reached the preliminary design milestone for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) this week. This important step allows the department… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department to Vaccinate Older Adults in Supportive Housing, Home Health Care Workers in Next Phase of Mobile Vaccination Teams

City of Seattle Partners with SEIU 775 to Vaccinate Phase A1 Home Health Care Workers SEATTLE (January 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the next phase of the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT), which involves a COVID-19 vaccination partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU)… [ Keep reading ]

Paramedic Alan Goto becomes first Seattle Fire Department member to receive COVID-19 vaccine

SEATTLE – On Dec. 15 Paramedic Alan Goto – a 22-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department – became the first department member to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. He received the first shot of the FDA-authorized Pfizer vaccination alongside several other healthcare workers at the UW Medical Center in north… [ Keep reading ]

3,100 More Seattle Families Will Receive Monthly Fruit and Vegetable Benefit, as City expands food supports during COVID-19 pandemic

Fresh Bucks Customers Receive $40 in Monthly Benefits to Purchase Fruits and Vegetables from Participating Seattle Farmers Markets, Neighborhood Grocers, and Seattle Safeway Stores   SEATTLE (December 10, 2020) – The addition of $1.3 million for Fresh Bucks in the newly approved 2021 City budget, combined with year-end program savings, makes it possible to enroll 3,100 people currently on the Fresh Bucks waitlist to begin receiving vouchers in… [ Keep reading ]

Transcript: Mayor Durkan’s Remarks at Sunday, June 7 Press Conference

Seattle (June 7, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkan held a press conference with Chief of Police Carmen Best to provide an update on recent demonstrations and policy and operational changes at the Seattle Police Department. The Mayor’s remarks as delivered are below: Good evening and thank you for joining us today. I also… [ Keep reading ]

Housing Seattle Now

Earlier today, Mayor Durkan was joined by community members at 12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill to lay out her vision for addressing Seattle’s housing crisis and announce her plan for a surge of new investments in housing for low- and middle-income families: “Housing Seattle Now.” Watch the Speech Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Resolution Opposing Trump Administration’s Increasing Financial Barriers to Citizenship Passes with Unanimous Bipartisan Support at United States Conference of Mayors

Seattle (July 4, 2019) – Ahead of attending and speaking at a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s resolution in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to increase financial barriers to citizenship passed with unanimous bipartisan support at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th annual meeting this weekend…. [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Passage of Legislation Loosening Restrictions on Backyard Cottages and In-law Apartments, Says “More Work to Do”

Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted 8-0, passing legislation loosening restrictions on the development of backyard cottages and in-law apartments, also known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs). “Seattle is in the midst of an affordability and housing crisis. This crisis calls on each of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, City Attorney Holmes, and Councilmembers González and Mosqueda Welcome Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold the Injunction Against the Citizenship Question on the United States 2020 Census

Seattle (June 27, 2019) – The United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling to uphold the injunction against the citizenship question on the U.S. 2020 Census. The Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Commerce’s decision regarding the citizenship question did not match the evidence and rationale the Department provided… [ Keep reading ]