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City of Seattle Awards Over $2.3 Million to Seattle Child Care Providers

Seattle (February 23, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced today that 506 grants have been awarded through the Child Care Stabilization Fund to child care providers throughout Seattle, totaling over $2.3 million. Funds will be disbursed to 344 licensed child care providers and school-age only programs and to 162 family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. “Childcare and community caregivers have been a… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Receives 1,500 First Doses, 1,000 Second Doses of the Moderna Vaccine for Upcoming Week; City to Vaccinate Older Adults Living in Affordable Housing, Eligible Latinx Communities in Pop-up Vaccination Clinics

To-Date, Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams Have Provided 4,722 Vaccinations to Vulnerable Seattleites SEATTLE (February 17, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City of Seattle’s plan for the upcoming week of vaccinations administered by the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT). This week, the Washington… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Selection of Regina Cannon as the First CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Seattle (February 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the selection of Regina Cannon as the first CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA). Today, Ms. Cannon was unanimously selected by the KCRHA Implementation Board and the Governing Committee.  “Today we’ve reached a critical milestone in our efforts to address the humanitarian crisis facing… [ Keep reading ]

With Weekly 1,000 Dose Allocation, City of Seattle to Vaccinate Older Adults in Congregate Permanent Supportive Housing, Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic with Ethiopian Community in Seattle

With Weekly 1,000 Dose Allocation, City of Seattle to Vaccinate Older Adults in Congregate Permanent Supportive Housing, Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic with Ethiopian Community in Seattle SEATTLE (February 2, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the upcoming focus for the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams. With its… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and UFCW 21 Partner on Vaccination Clinic for 400 Eligible Grocery Store Workers

Since Launching Vaccination Efforts on January 14, the Seattle Fire Department has Vaccinated 1,744 of Seattle’s Most Vulnerable Populations Seattle (January 29, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a new partnership with UFCW 21 to vaccinate 400 of their most vulnerable members in the coming days. The Seattle Fire… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces the Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance to take Effect February 3, 2021

Employees of large grocery businesses in Seattle will earn and additional $4 per hour Seattle (January 29, 2021) – The City of Seattle announces the new temporary, emergency Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance (GEHP), which will take effect Wednesday, February 3, 2021 upon signature by Mayor Jenny Durkan. Under the temporary law, grocery store businesses that employ more than 500 employees worldwide are… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Application Opens for Over $2 Million in Grants Funds for Seattle Child Care Providers

Seattle (January 22, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced that applications for the Child Care Stabilization Fund have opened for licensed child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Seattle. These grants are intended to support childcare providers though the economic hardship they have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our childcare and community… [ 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 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 ]