Tag: Coronavirus

COVID Updates – New Eligibility, Vaccine Site Capacity, Testing in District 1; Working Washington Grants Applications Due April 9; Nantes Park Beautification & Nantes-Seattle Sister City Agreement; Help Build Community Safety in Seattle – Job Opening; Sound Transit Realignment Scenarios Update; Right to Counsel; SMC Partners with King County Municipal Courts to Resolve Outstanding Warrants

April 2nd, 2021

COVID Updates – New Eligibility, Vaccine Site Capacity, Testing in District 1 The big news this week is that many more people are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID – and starting April 15, all adults will become eligible. Vaccine supply is improving somewhat, but with so many more people now eligible and needing […]

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COVID Vaccination: District 1 Vaccine News, Lack of Local Vaccine Sites, Vaccine Supply Update, Real-Time Vaccine Availability, and New Vaccine Tools; Seattle Fire Department Work Plan; Sylvan Way Lane Closures; SPD Budget Legislation;

February 26th, 2021

COVID Vaccination: District 1 Vaccine News, Lack of Local Vaccine Sites, Vaccine Supply Update, Real-Time Vaccine Availability, and New Vaccine Tools Check Vaccine Availability in Real Time:  Now you can check for available vaccine appointments in real time on the state Department of Health’s Vaccine Locator website.  This is a new enhancement to the state’s […]

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COVID Vaccines – D1 Updates, Vaccine Equity; West Seattle Bridge Updates; SW Precinct Crime Rates; Consent Decree Update/Less Lethal Weapons; Property Tax Relief for Elders; South Park Community Center Redevelopment Open House; Virtual Office Hours

February 22nd, 2021

COVID Vaccines – D1 Updates, Vaccine Equity Between the West Seattle bridge closure, significant congestion on detour routes off the peninsula, and limited access to the lower bridge, District 1 residents are virtually cut off from vaccine and healthcare providers.  And District 1 residents – especially those 65 and older – are lagging behind other […]

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COVID Vaccination – D1 Updates, 3 Week Forecast, and More; Winter Weather Information; West Seattle Bridge Update February 12; 2021 Neighborhood Matching Fund Deadlines, Workshops; Fire Code Update; Virtual Office Hours

February 12th, 2021

COVID Vaccination – D1 Updates, 3 Week Forecast, and More Public Health – Seattle & King County is tracking vaccine distribution by region, eligibility tier, and demographics, and sharing information via data dashboards – access them here.  The data shows that District 1 (included with South Seattle below) is doing relatively well in terms of […]

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Vaccination Site Coming to West Seattle; West Seattle Bridge Funding; Highland Park Survey; Food Banks Proposals; Community Safety Investments; Testimony at State Legislature on Brady List, Youth Rights Bills; Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers; Seattle Hospitality Worker Emergency Relief Fund – Deadline Extended

January 29th, 2021

Vaccination Site Coming to West Seattle A couple weeks ago, I let you know that the Seattle Fire Department has begun COVID vaccinations starting with mobile teams that will vaccinate up to 1,000 residents and staff of adult family homes and some permanent supportive housing residences. I explained that the City has the infrastructure in […]

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COVID Vaccination Newsletter and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions; Expanded Curbside Pickup at D1 Libraries; Resolution in Support of Impeachment of Donald Trump; Testimony at State Legislature on Police Accountability/Arbitration Bills; Less Lethal Weapons and Consent Decree; 2021 Office Hours

January 22nd, 2021

COVID Vaccination Newsletter and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Seattle has just launched a vaccination website and weekly newsletter.   The newsletter will provide weekly updates on eligibility criteria, vaccination progress in Seattle and King County, and new City of Seattle vaccination efforts.  Sign up for the weekly vaccination newsletter.  Vaccines are in limited supply and […]

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City of Seattle Authorized to Provide Coronavirus Vaccinations; West Seattle Bridge Update; ST3; OEM Director Appointment Process; Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers; COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

January 15th, 2021

City of Seattle Authorized to Provide Coronavirus Vaccinations This week I joined Mayor Durkan and Seattle Fire Department Chief Scoggins to announce that the City of Seattle will soon begin vaccinating nearly 1,000 residents and staff at adult family homes via two new mobile vaccination teams.  On January 9, 2021, the Washington State Department of […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update; Find Emergency Food Resources; New COVID Testing Location in West Seattle; Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery; Subpoena Legislation Adopted by City Council; Statement on Coup Attempt and National Capitol’s Violent Occupation; 2021 Office Hours

January 8th, 2021

West Seattle Bridge Update SDOT announced that camera enforcement will begin on the lower (Spokane Street) bridge beginning on Monday, January 11.  Here’s a reminder of permitted uses; all personal vehicles can use the bridge from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: SDOT will be collecting data on bridge usage and traffic patterns after camera enforcement […]

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Public Safety and Human Services Committee; State Legislative Agenda; Leadership Transition at the Human Services Department; State Covid Restrictions Extended; Virtual Office Hours

December 11th, 2020

Public Safety and Human Services Committee During most of 2020, regularly scheduled City Council committee meetings have not taken place. Committee meetings have mostly been cancelled due to COVID 19, the need for the Budget Committee to meet over the summer in order to amend the 2020 budget due to revenue shortfalls, and the regular […]

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West Seattle Bridge Update, November 20; Weekly Budget Update; Funding for Bridge Maintenance; Coronavirus is Surging in Seattle – How to Stay Safe; Small Business Stabilization Fund Applications Due November 30th; “Shop Your Block” Supports Neighborhood Businesses

November 20th, 2020

West Seattle Bridge Update, November 20 Mayor announces decision to pursue repair for West Seattle Bridge Yesterday Mayor Durkan announced the City will proceed with a repair for the West Seattle Bridge. Her statement is linked here. I released this statement: “I agree repairing the bridge is the best approach to restore safe access as […]

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