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$30 Million Strategic Investment Fund to Support Seattle Site Acquisition for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts

SEATTLE (June 4, 2021) — Building off the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), Major Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Seattle’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is seeking proposals for $30 million for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. Requests for Proposals are now open for organizations in high displacement risk neighborhoods, areas with low access to opportunity, and places where future… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

Seattle (May 25, 2021) – Today marks one year since George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd’s death sparked a civil rights reckoning and hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country to demand justice for Black men, women, and children wrongfully killed by police throughout our country’s history. Those demonstrations laid the groundwork for Mayor Durkan’s $100 million… [ Keep reading ]

An Update On the City of Seattle’s Return to Office Plan

As the initial epicenter of COVID-19, our city workforce embarked upon a monumental endeavor to serve our community, including many employees who began working remotely full time. Throughout the past year, we have all had to adapt to a new normal as we worked together to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Washington’s Statewide Reopening Date

SEATTLE (May 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement in response to Governor Inslee’s announcement of a statewide June 30 reopening date and new Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance on masking. “Weeks ago, we were facing a surge of new cases and hospitalizations…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Begins Administering the Pfizer Vaccine to 12 – 15 Year-Olds

Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams Will Immediately Begin Offering All Three Vaccines at In-Stadium, Mobile, and Pop-Up Events On Friday, City to Partner With Local Breweries to Offer Vaccinations and $1 Pints SEATTLE (May 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle immediately… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]