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City of Seattle Announces the Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance to take Effect February 3, 2021

Employees of large grocery businesses in Seattle will earn and additional $4 per hour Seattle (January 29, 2021) – The City of Seattle announces the new temporary, emergency Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance (GEHP), which will take effect Wednesday, February 3, 2021 upon signature by Mayor Jenny Durkan. Under the temporary law, grocery store businesses that employ more than 500 employees worldwide are… [ Keep reading ]

Application Opens for Over $2 Million in Grants Funds for Seattle Child Care Providers

Seattle (January 22, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced that applications for the Child Care Stabilization Fund have opened for licensed child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Seattle. These grants are intended to support childcare providers though the economic hardship they have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our childcare and community… [ 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 ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Statement on the Inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President and Kamala Harris as the First Woman and First African-American and South Asian-American Vice President of the United States

Seattle (January 20, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States.  “Today’s inauguration is an inspiring historic moment for our country and a complete repudiation of the last four years. President Trump did enormous damage to our country, splintered our communities, and undermined almost… [ Keep reading ]

Joined by Mayors, Labor Leaders, and Community Leaders, Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Urge Statewide Changes to the Police Disciplinary Process

Seattle (January 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold joined mayors, labor leaders, and community leaders to testify in Olympia and urge statewide changes to the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration. At the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs, this coalition of leaders expressed support for SB 5055 and SB 5134, which both propose changes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council Announces Priorities and Projects for 2021

SEATTLE (January 13, 2021) – Following a year focused on helping the City of Seattle respond to the COVID-19 crisis, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council announced the first round of projects for 2021, bringing innovation and data expertise to the City’s priorities of supporting Black, Indigenous, and People… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Update on Winter Weather Response – Wednesday, January 13

Seattle (January 13, 2021) – Following heavy rains and strong winds overnight the City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to City services. The storm that moved through overnight brought strong winds and peak gusts of up to 50 mph, with over 70,000 power outages at the height of the wind event. After days of above-average rainfall, strong winds… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System Board to Divest From All Fossil Fuel Investments

Seattle (January 13, 2021) — With growing concerns regarding the long-term value of fossil fuel investments, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan sent a letter to the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System Board (SCERS) urging them to divest from fossil fuel commodities and companies. The Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) stewards over $3.2 billion in Seattle employees retirement funds, and is required… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Ban Fossil Fuels for Heating in New Construction to Further Electrify Buildings Using Clean Energy

SEATTLE (January 13, 2021) – Following the State Environmental Policy Act process, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she has transmitted to City Council the proposed update to the energy code that would further electrify buildings using clean energy and restrict fossil fuels for most building use. By updating its energy code, the City will restrict the use of fossil fuels in new commercial and large multi-family construction for space… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Approved to be Vaccine Distributor; Seattle Fire Department Launches Mobile Vaccination Teams to Focus on Adult Family Homes

SFD Mobile Vaccination Teams to Vaccinate Adult Family Homes Not Served by the Federal Partnership with CVS/Walgreens City’s Goal to Vaccinate Nearly 1,000 Adult Family Home Residents and Staff Within Next Two Weeks SEATTLE (January 12, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new City of Seattle actions to… [ Keep reading ]