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City Takes Steps to Create Safe Place for Peaceful Demonstrations

SEATTLE –Lastnight’sdecision to takedown the barricades and allowprotesters to freely move in and around Capitol Hill was an important step in the City’s efforts to lead with de-escalation and rebuildcommunity trust.The City is committed to creating a safe space for peaceful demonstrations,and willalsotakesteps tominimizeproperty damageor potential injuries.Prior to theplannedevents on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Deliver 500 Permanent Homes in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesFundingand Alternative Construction MethodtoSupportLong-term Solution to Homelessness, Which Disproportionally Impacts People of Color Seattle  (June10, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action to create 500 newpermanent supportive housing unitsthrough alternative construction, reducingsignificantly the costs and timeline.Thisinitiative willleverage Seattle’s expertisein… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Public Safety and Crowd Management Policy Changes Following Meetings with Demonstrations Organizers and Community Leaders

Seattle(June7, 2020)–Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined by Police Chief Carmen Best to announce new measuresthataddress public safety and crowd management at demonstrations,followingmeetingswith leaders from the Black community andleaders of demonstrations.You can viewher full remarkshere. For thepast week, Mayor Durkan and Chief Best havecleared schedules tomeet with leadersof the Black… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Free Citywide Testing in Partnership with UW Medicine

City will lease two formeremissionstesting sites to provide up to1,600 tests per day PHSKC and Mayor Durkanencouragesindividuals protesting tobe testedif you have been in contact with people who are ill with COVID-19, oryou areexperiencing symptoms SEATTLE(June4,2020) –Following King County’sapplicationto advance to a modified phase one in Governor Inslee’supdated “Safe StartWashington”… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Will Be Terminating Citywide Curfew Effective Immediately

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – After meeting with community leaders today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief Carmen Best announced that the citywide curfew will end effective immediately. The curfew was originally recommended by the Seattle Police Department as a way to aid in crowd control and preserve public safety after… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Consent Decree

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on theConsentDecree, which she discussed earlier with City Attorney Holmes: “As U.S. Attorney, I witnessed the use of force being used against young men of color, including John T. Williams, who was killed just blocks from the federal… [ Keep reading ]

Remarks as Delivered by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan – Tuesday, June 2 Press Conference

Seattle (June 2, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkan participated in her fifth press conference since demonstrations began in Seattle following the murder of George Floyd. Her remarks as delivered:  Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today.   In a moment the chiefs and I will provide an update on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Order to Implement Temporary Citywide Curfew Tonight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Continuing Daily Until Saturday Morning

Seattle(June 2, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed anEmergency Orderto place a temporary citywide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,each night between Tuesday, June 2 through SaturdayJune6. During these hours, residents and visitors should remain in their home to the extent possible and should refrain from traveling… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Order to Implement Another Temporary Citywide Curfew Tonight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

these hours, residents and visitors should remain in their home to the extent possible and should refrain from traveling in and through the entire City of Seattle. The curfew is intended to prevent violence and widespread property damage, and to prevent the further community spread of COVID-19 through continued gathering.The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Orders Proclaiming Civil Emergency Due to Demonstrations and Banning Use of Weapons Throughout City

City Submits Request for 200 Unarmed National Guard Personnel to Assist with Infrastructure Protection, Traffic and Crowd Management for Next Seven Days Seattle(May 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following Emergency Orders, effective immediately in the City of Seattle: An Order declaring aProclamation of Civil Emergencyfollowing… [ Keep reading ]