Posts categorized under Racial Equity & Social Justice Archives - Page 4 of 12 - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Free Citywide Testing in Partnership with UW Medicine

City will lease two formeremissionstesting sites to provide up to1,600 tests per day PHSKC and Mayor Durkanencouragesindividuals protesting tobe testedif you have been in contact with people who are ill with COVID-19, oryou areexperiencing symptoms SEATTLE(June4,2020) –Following King County’sapplicationto advance to a modified phase one in Governor Inslee’supdated “Safe StartWashington”… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Will Be Terminating Citywide Curfew Effective Immediately

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – After meeting with community leaders today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief Carmen Best announced that the citywide curfew will end effective immediately. The curfew was originally recommended by the Seattle Police Department as a way to aid in crowd control and preserve public safety after… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Consent Decree

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on theConsentDecree, which she discussed earlier with City Attorney Holmes: “As U.S. Attorney, I witnessed the use of force being used against young men of color, including John T. Williams, who was killed just blocks from the federal… [ Keep reading ]

Remarks as Delivered by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan – Tuesday, June 2 Press Conference

Seattle (June 2, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkan participated in her fifth press conference since demonstrations began in Seattle following the murder of George Floyd. Her remarks as delivered:  Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today.   In a moment the chiefs and I will provide an update on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Governor’s Update to Safe Start Washington and County Executive’s Confirmation that King County Will Apply for Modified Phase One on Monday

SEATTLE(May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following Governor Jay Inslee’s update to theSafe Start Washingtonand King County Executive Dow Constantine’s confirmation that the County will apply for modified Phase One on Monday, June 1, 2020. The updatedSafe Startplan establishes a modified Phase One, which… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Public Defender Association Announce New Partnership to Operate Co-LEAD in Seattle during COVID-19 Crisis

SEATTLE(May 26, 2020) – The Cityof Seattleand thePublic Defender Associationhaverevisedtheir LEADcontracttobring Co-LEAD to Seattleduring the COVID-19crisis. Co-LEADisan interim programofLEADdesigned to provide services and stabilization for individuals who might, for public safety reasons, otherwise be in the criminal justice system custody,but arenot being arrested, charged or otherwise detaineddue topublichealth considerations regarding… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Invests More than $7 million in Food Access Programs for Older Adults and People Experiencing Homelessness

Human Services Department Will Invest Over $5.4 Million in Food Access Program for Older Adults; Invest $1.8 Million to Provide Meals for People Experiencing Homelessness SEATTLE (May 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) will invest more than $7 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Following Countywide Face Covering Health Directive, Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces that Seattle Will Provide Over 45,000 Cloth Face Coverings to Most Vulnerable Seattle Residents

People Experiencing Homelessness, Low-Income Older Adults, and Food Distribution Services Will Receive Priority Distribution As One of Region’s Largest Employers, City of Seattle Has Face Coverings Available for Every City Employee SEATTLE (May 11, 2020) – Following Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Local Health Directive, Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

City Allocates Nearly $4 Million in CARES Act Funds to Rental Assistance Programs

Seattle  (May 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation of  nearly $4 million in federal CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)  funding to provide rent support. The allocation of funds is the latest in a series of measures by the City aimed at keeping Seattle residents impacted by COVID-19 from losing their housing . The City will provide equitable access to rent assistance resources through community-based organizations… [ Keep reading ]

To Ensure Appropriate Response Times During Bridge Closure, City Announces Additional Medic One Unit and Ladder Truck for West Seattle

Seattle(May8, 2020) – MayorJenny A.Durkan and Seattle Fire ChiefHarold D.Scoggins today announcedtheSeattle Fire Department will dedicate two additionalunits to serve the residents of West Seattle.A medic unit (Medic26)staffed with two paramedics will be located at Station26, and a ladder truck(Ladder 13)staffed with four firefighter-EMTs will be located at Station 37.Beginningin… [ Keep reading ]