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Ahead of Winter Weather with Dangerously Cold Temperatures, Mayor Durkan Signs Emergency Proclamation

Seattle (December 24, 2021) – In anticipation of snow and extreme cold weather over the next several days into the New Year, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has signed an emergency proclamation. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold temperatures with highs strugglingly to reach freezing beginning Sunday through… [ Keep reading ]


Amazon’s support of Friends of Waterfront Seattle recognizes crucial role of Waterfront Park in renewing the civic and cultural life of the City of Seattle  SEATTLE (December 9, 2021)—Friends of Waterfront Seattle announced a major philanthropic gift of $5 million from Amazon to support the construction of the 20-acre Waterfront Park along Seattle’s central shoreline, which will be… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Death of Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost

The death of Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost is a deep loss for our department and our city. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schreckengost family. Nearly 200 members of SFD have spent their mornings, weekends, and afternoons in the search effort. Volunteers, first responders, and small businesses stepped up in unimaginable ways. That’s… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

At Fourth State of the City Address, Mayor Jenny Durkan Discusses Plan for Equitable Vaccine Distribution and the Vision for Seattle On the Other Side of the Pandemic

In a year of unprecedented challenges, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her fourth State of the City address at the Filipino Community of Seattle. Emphasizing the challenges magnified during the pandemic including homelessness, public safety, systemic racism, and climate change, she highlighted her plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and outlined… [ 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 ]