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An Update on the City’s Preparations Ahead of May Day

Seattle (April 30, 2021) – The City of Seattle is issuing an update for residents on preparations that City departments will be making in advance of May Day, happening this Saturday, May 1. The City of Seattle has a tradition of peaceful marches on May Day; however, we know that… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on the City’s Preparations Following the Conclusion of the Derek Chauvin Trial in Minneapolis

Citywide Prayer and Moment of Silence Planned for 7 pm   Seattle (April 20, 2021) – Following the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, the City of Seattle is providing an update for residents. City of Seattle department leaders have been preparing to allow residents to have the space to grieve and honor the life of George Floyd. While the City… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Administers 100,000th COVID-19 Vaccination

SEATTLE (April 15, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s vaccination plan for the week of April 12 through April 17. While the City has not seen a significant increase in supply, the City of Seattle and its partners will administer 24,400 doses of… [ Keep reading ]

As the City of Seattle Reimagines Public Safety, Mayor Durkan and Fire Chief Scoggins Announce the Launch of Second Health One Unit Extending Service to University District and Ballard

Health One 9-1-1 response team staffed with specially trained firefighter/EMTs and case manager helps people with mental/behavioral health or substance use disorder, and non-emergency medical issues access services Since November 2019 launch 56 percent of those served by Health One were experiencing homelessness SEATTLE (April 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins announced today the launch of a second Health One unit to expand regular service of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Passage of Nearly $23 Million in COVID-Related Rent and Utility Relief for Seattle Tenants

Seattle (April 12, 2021) – Following the City Council’s 8-0 passage of legislation to provide nearly $23 million in rent and utility relief for Seattle residents. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan provided the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has left far too many out of work as businesses have shuttered leaving families struggling… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Releases Statement in Support of President Joe Biden’s Executive Actions to Invest in Community Safety, Address Gun Violence, and Restrict Access to “Ghost Guns” as 3D-Printed Guns are Recovered in Seattle

Seattle (April 8, 2021) – Following the confiscation of untraceable, 3D-printed “ghost guns” this past week, Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan commended initial action by President Joe Biden’s executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence in our communities and investing in community safety. Mayor Durkan called for Congressional action… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Administer 30,000 Vaccinations This Week; City’s Largest Single Week Allocation to Date

Lumen Field Event Center to Administer 8,000 Vaccinations on Wednesday, Largest Single Day of Operations at Lumen to Date West Seattle Community Vaccination Hub to Administer 5,900 Doses of Johnson & Johnson with a Focus on Critical Workers Seattle Fire Department to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for BIPOC Workers SEATTLE… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Urging Safe Sports Spectating on Mariners’ Opening Day

Seattle (April 1, 2021) Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement to recognize Mariners’ Opening Day, urging caution to fans who are looking forward to the fist large-scale public spectator event to occur in Seattle in over a year. “This year on opening day, we are not just celebrating… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Partners with Chief Seattle Club to Open Hotel-Based Shelter in Belltown with Focus on the Indigenous Community

Seattle (April 1, 2021) – The City of Seattle and Chief Seattle Club today celebrated the opening of the Kings Inn–hotel-based shelter program with a focus on serving unhoused American Indian and Alaskan Native people.   Chief Seattle Club will operate the hotel, providing case management, housing navigation, and culturally appropriate services designed to support individuals on their path… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Governor Inslee’s Decision to Soon Expand Vaccine Eligibility to All People 16 and Older

SEATTLE (March 31, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement that all Washington residents 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination on April 15: “Governor Inslee’s decision to open up vaccine eligibility will reduce confusion in our communities and… [ Keep reading ]