Posts categorized under Racial Equity & Social Justice Archives - Office of the Mayor

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 Jenny Durkan and City Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez Celebrate Passage of Seattle Transportation Benefit District Renewal

Seattle(July 27, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkanand Seattle City Council PresidentM.Lorena Gonzalez issued the following statementcelebrating the passage of the Seattle Transportation Benefit Districtlegislationby the Seattle City Council: “The Seattle Transportation Benefit District is a critical tool for Seattle to invest in our transit and transportation priorities.While we… [ 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 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 Part of Review of 2021 Budget, Mayor Durkan and Police Chief Best Announce Initial Actions to Transform the Seattle Police Department and Reimagine Community Safety

Ahead of 2021 Budget, Mayor and Chief Will Engage Community on Proposed Reorganization and Civilianization, Initial Cuts, and Further Changes Mayor and Chief Will Oppose Blunt and Irresponsible Council Cuts to the 2020 and 2021 Budget That Compromise Community Safety SEATTLE (July 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Provides $2.1 Million to Rainier Beach Action Coalition to Purchase Land for Food Innovation Center

This investment is the latest step in a broader City effort to invest in BIPOC Communities Seattle(July 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City will provide $2.1 million to buy land for the future home of theFood Innovation Centerin Rainier Beach, a project of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Six-Year Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal to Aid in Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposal Would Maintain a 0.1% Sales Tax to Fund Essential Transit Service, Capital Projects, and Transit Access Programs like ORCA Opportunity Seattle(July 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan todaytransmitted legislationfor a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) proposal to generate between $20 and $30 million annually… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Double in King County Over the Last Two Weeks, City of Seattle Launches New Education and Outreach Team

City Reminds Symptomatic Individuals to Be Tested and Follow Public Health Guidelines on Isolation and Quarantine During Holiday Weekend, City of Seattle Will Deploy Social Distancing Ambassadors & Pause on Reopening of Swimming Areas SEATTLE(June 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a series of new actions to… [ Keep reading ]