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STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan on the Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19 in Washington State

Seattle (March 6, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement denouncing White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow’s public recommendation that people “avoid Seattle” and President Trump’s recent comments on Governor Inslee. “Just yesterday, I told Vice President Pence that one of the most important things the federal government can do… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following Meeting With Vice President Pence to Address Federal Response to COVID-19

Mayor Durkan cited lack of available test kits and inadequate small business relief as top concerns for the City of Seattle Seattle (March 5, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after a roundtable of local leaders with Vice President Pence and Governor Jay Inslee to address… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Employs New Measures to Reduce Exposure of COVID-19 to Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle (March 5, 2020) – Following Tuesday’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan unveiled new measures in the City of Seattle to prepare for the potential spread of COVID-19 amongst individuals experiencing homelessness by increasing shelter resources during this public health emergency. “We know we need to take additional… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Ongoing Preparations for COVID-19, Mayor Durkan Issues Proclamation of Civil Emergency in the City of Seattle

Proclamation Grants Mayor Ability to Use Emergency Authority to Address Immediate Dangers to Public Health Seattle (March 3, 2020) – Similar to King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency granting her the ability to exercise emergency authority to address any immediate dangers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on King County Cases of COVID-19

City Urges Families and Businesses to Continue to Prepare Seattle (February 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the confirmation by public health authorities of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including one death, in King County: “Although there are no confirmed cases in the City of… [ Keep reading ]

In 2019, Seattle Police Department Hired Highest Percentage of People of Color in its History

In 2019, Seattle Police Department Hired 108 Officers, 39 Percent of Whom Are People of Color Launches “This is My Neighborhood” Campaign to Hire and Recruit Local Officers Seattle (February 24, 2020) – Standing alongside officers and community members at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]