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Mayor Durkan Announces Free Citywide Testing at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle

In the Last Two Months, theCity of Seattle has AdministeredMore Than128,000Tests City of Seattle Sites Currently ProvidingMore Than15% ofTestsStatewide   Seattle (August 20,2020) – While visiting the Rainier Beach High Schoolfreecitywidetesting site, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced theexpansion of Cityof Seattletestingat theChiefSealthHigh SchoolAthletic Complex,in the Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle.With… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Invest in 600 Apartments for Homeless Individuals in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of HousingAcceleratesSeattle Housing LevyFunding toSupportProven,Long-term Solution to Homelessness Seattle (August12, 2020) –Tobring more people insideduring apublic health crisis,Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannouncedthat the City of SeattleOffice of Housingis taking bold action toinvest in600newunits ofpermanent supportive housingin six buildings.Thisinitiativecapitalizes onSeattle’s expertisein fundingevidence-basedhousingforpeopleexperiencinghomelessnessand willbringanunprecedentedlevel of housingonlinebythe endof 2021.These new homes will be… [ Keep reading ]

Chief of Police Carmen Best Announces Her Decision to Retire, Mayor Durkan Appoints Adrian Diaz as Interim Chief

SEATTLE (August 11, 2020) – Following the announcement by Chief of Police Carmen Best that she would be retiring from the Seattle Police Department, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan thanked the Chief for her tremendous contributions to our community through her nearly 30 years of service to the people of Seattle…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Additional Citywide Testing Sites in South Seattle

Walk-up sites coming to Rainier Beach and Southwest Seattle neighborhoods in August   Seattle(July 31, 2020) –Building on theJunelaunch ofCitywidetestingthat has thus far administered more the 80,000COVID-19tests, Mayor Jenny A.Durkantodayannounced the thirdCitywidetesting site – a walk-uplocationatRainier BeachHigh Schoolin south Seattle.Rainier Beachhasone ofthe highestdensityBIPOCcommunitiesinSeattle, and Citywide testingwill addmore days of the week, hours oftheday, andincrease… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leads Nearly 80 Mayors Calling on Trump Administration to Make Full Use of the Defense Production Act to Scale-up Critically-Needed Testing Supplies

Seattle (July 23, 2020) – With a critical component of testing in short supply which is leading to longer wait times for testing, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and 77 Mayors across the country sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling on the Trump Administration to make full use of the Defense Production Act to rapidly scale up critically needed testing supplies –… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Street Closure Permits Available for Restaurant and Business Operation During Pandemic

Seattle (July 22, 2020) – Building on the City’s free permits for sidewalk cafes and curb spaces, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today an expansion of street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing public… [ Keep reading ]

Sixteen Mayors of Major American Cities Call on Trump Administration to Halt Plans and Remove Federal Forces from Cities, Call on Congress to Immediately Investigate President

Seattle(July 22, 2020) – As federal forces remain in Portland and the President plans to announce expand federal actions in cities, sixteen mayors of major American cities have now joined Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s calls on the Trump administration to immediately halt plans to send federal forces from major American… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González Condemn President Trump’s Proposal to Exclude Undocumented People from Census Apportionment

Seattle(July 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González condemned President Trump’sproposalto exclude undocumented people from the 2020 Census apportionment. The apportionment base is the official count of every person residing in the United States, and it determines the division of Congressional seats among states…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leads Mayors Across the Country to Call on Trump Administration to Halt Plans and Immediately Withdraw Federal Forces from Major American Cities

Mayors Also Urge Congress to Investigate President’s Actions and Threats to Deploy Federal Forces in Cities Mayors of Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, and Washington, DC Join Seattle in Condemning Trump Administration’s Actions Regarding Federal Forces in Cities Seattle(July 20, 2020) – After raising concerns about President Trump’s repeated threats… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Exponentially Rise Statewide, Mayor Durkan Urges Community-Wide Action to Combat the Spiking Cases of COVID-19

Building on the City’s Education and Outreach Effortswith Small Businesses, theCity of Seattle AnnouncesNew EnforcementMeasuresforBusinessesFailingto Complywith Governor Inslee’s Safe Start PlanAfterOutreach and Education Public Health officialsContinue toUrgePhysicalDistancing,FacialCoverings andLimitingSocialGatherings toOnly 5Individuals Seattle(July 17, 2020) –Building off of the City’s recent announcementtoincrease education and outreach efforts,Seattle Mayor Jenny A.Durkan today announcedthat the… [ Keep reading ]