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Past Time for Respect and Relief for Grocery Store Workers

By Mayor Jenny Durkan and UFCW 21 President Faye Guenther Nearly one year into the pandemic, we have hope on the horizon: a new President offering necessary federal leadership and a vaccine. We also face challenges ahead in the months to come: a potentially more deadly and highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, a community reeling from closed… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department to Vaccinate Older Adults in Supportive Housing, Home Health Care Workers in Next Phase of Mobile Vaccination Teams

City of Seattle Partners with SEIU 775 to Vaccinate Phase A1 Home Health Care Workers SEATTLE (January 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the next phase of the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT), which involves a COVID-19 vaccination partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU)… [ Keep reading ]

Joined by Mayors, Labor Leaders, and Community Leaders, Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Urge Statewide Changes to the Police Disciplinary Process

Seattle (January 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold joined mayors, labor leaders, and community leaders to testify in Olympia and urge statewide changes to the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration. At the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs, this coalition of leaders expressed support for SB 5055 and SB 5134, which both propose changes… [ Keep reading ]

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

Seattle (January 13, 2021) – Following heavy rains and strong winds overnight the City of Seattle is closely monitoring impacts to City services. The storm that moved through overnight brought strong winds and peak gusts of up to 50 mph, with over 70,000 power outages at the height of the wind event. After days of above-average rainfall, strong winds… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Approved to be Vaccine Distributor; Seattle Fire Department Launches Mobile Vaccination Teams to Focus on Adult Family Homes

SFD Mobile Vaccination Teams to Vaccinate Adult Family Homes Not Served by the Federal Partnership with CVS/Walgreens City’s Goal to Vaccinate Nearly 1,000 Adult Family Home Residents and Staff Within Next Two Weeks SEATTLE (January 12, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new City of Seattle actions to… [ Keep reading ]

Application Opens for $2.17 Million in Direct Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Seattle (January 11, 2021) – Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is now available for hospitality workers who live and work in Seattle who have lost jobs or income due to COVID-19. People in need of assistance can visit this website to learn if they qualify… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New Statewide Reopening Guidelines

SEATTLE (January 5, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement in response to Governor Inslee’s update of the statewide reopening guidelines. The updated statewide guidelines keep Seattle and King County in Phase One in which indoor gatherings with people outside your household are prohibited and business activity… [ Keep reading ]

Legislation to Strengthen Subpoena Power of Office of Police Accountability and Office of Inspector General Passes at City Council

New Legislation Makes Explicit OPA and OIG’s Subpoena Powers in Investigations and Creates Process to Enforce Subpoenas SEATTLE (January 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today celebrated the City Council’s 8-0 passage of their legislation to strengthen the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) and Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on the Passing of Former Seattle Municipal and King County Superior Court Judge Charles V. Johnson

Seattle (December 31, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the passing of Judge Charles V. Johnson, who served as Seattle Municipal and King County Superior Court Judge from 1969 to 1998, and as Seattle NAACP president and National Executive Board member:  “Seattle lost a hero this week with the passing of Judge Charles… [ Keep reading ]

Three New Curative Testing Kiosks Will Open to Add COVID-19 Testing Capacity to North, Central, and South Seattle

SEATTLE (December 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle will be getting three new Curative COVID-19 testing kiosks at locations across the City. Two of the new kiosks will have an initial launch today, Tuesday, December 22, with the third launching on Saturday, December 26. All kiosks will… [ Keep reading ]