Posts categorized under Public Health & Safety Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Expansion of Successful Health One Pilot, Additional Measures to Promote Public Safety

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a series of actions to expand existing public safety programs and launch new preventative programs across our City. Last year, the City of Seattle launched Health One, which is staffed with a team of specially trained Seattle Fire Department (SFD) firefighters and civilian… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces New Actions on Fentanyl Awareness

City of Seattle Will Fund 700 Naloxone Kits, Distribute Kits at 25 Naloxone Trainings Throughout Seattle for Community Members and Partner Organizations SEATTLE (January 30, 2020) – Standing alongside community members, public health professionals, and service providers, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new efforts to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Downtown Shooting

Seattle(January 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to this evening’s shooting in downtown Seattle with the following statement: “Early this evening, a dispute between individuals in our downtown core escalated into gunfire. As a result, a number of people were hit, and one person died.We mourn a tragedy… [ Keep reading ]

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

Seattle(January 13, 2020) – Following limited overnight snowfall, the City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to services. Seattle saw snow showers over the night, with some accumulations of one to two inches on the ground. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next several days with overnight… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Highlights Continued Reduction and Sustainment in Use of Force by the Seattle Police Department and Further Advancement of Reforms Under the Consent Decree

Officers dispatched 850,910 times, any type of force reported in 0.15 percent of events; the most serious uses of force occurred 20 times or 0.0023 percent of all dispatches Seattle (January 10, 2020) – Today, the Seattle Police Department and Court monitor filed their final reports required by the two-year… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on Seattle City Council Select Committee’s Vote to Advance Regional Governance to Full Council

Seattle (December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon Seattle City Council Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability advancing the regional governance agreement to full Council: “This is a very significant step forward in our efforts to bring more of our neighbors inside and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches New Information Dashboard to Track Progress, Success of Major City Initiatives

SEATTLE (December 11, 2019) – The City of Seattle launched “Performance Seattle,” a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their City is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks the City’s performance on seven key priority areas including basic City services and provides an in-depth… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Major Actions to Achieve Vision Zero Goals and Increase Traffic Safety

Citywide speed limits will be reduced to 25 miles per hour, Seattle Department of Transportation will double the number of safety-enhanced traffic signals for pedestrian safety, add safety cameras to five new school zones and double the number of red light cameras 2020 Budget Adds $20 Million of New Safety… [ Keep reading ]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle(December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [ Keep reading ]