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Mayor Harrell Statement on Council Passage of 2023-2024 Budget

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The amendment process led to important changes in the proposed budget, including ensuring our police recruitment plan is funded and respecting the requests of parking enforcement officers to reside in SPD. The Council embraced our proposed budget’s needed investments in improving… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Prepares for Winter Weather

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s cold weather system and preparing to activate additional services as needed. This blog will be updated with the latest information on places for people to get indoors and out of the cold; keeping critical infrastructure open; changes to City services; and tips… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Mosqueda Advance Millions Toward Increased Mental Health Resources for Seattle Students 

Supporting Seattle students following Ingraham High School shooting, increased funding will bring City investments in mental health resources and School-Based Health Centers to $9.4 million in 2023 and $9.6 million in 2024.  Seattle – The City Council’s Budget Committee unanimously approved Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s joint proposal to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Appoints Advisory Panel on Sexual Assault and System Reform as Part of SPD Comprehensive Review

Seattle (November 17, 2022) – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the formation of an advisory panel that will inform efforts to support victims of sexual assault and hold offenders accountable through effective investigations. Mayor Harrell and Chief Adrian Diaz are committed to identifying and addressing systemic issues in the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell proposes legislation to support swift affordable housing production; exempt affordable rental housing projects from design review

Seattle – Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has put forward legislation to support faster development of needed affordable housing by exempting affordable rental housing projects from design review. Developed in partnership with Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Teresa Mosqueda, the bill would continue a process change first developed under the COVID-19 State… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Announced as the Third APEC Senior Officials’ and Ministerial Meetings Site During U.S. Host Year in August 2023

Seattle – The U.S. Department of State, the State of Washington, and the City of Seattle are pleased to announce Seattle, Washington as the site of the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ and Ministerial Meetings, including the Women and the Economy Forum, during the U.S. APEC host year… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Details Proposed Efforts to Beautify City; Address Surge in Graffiti

Plan would increase graffiti removal, create outlets for murals and artistic expression, support victims, expand volunteer activities, and increase enforcement options Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell detailed elements of his One Seattle Graffiti Plan to beautify Seattle and address a surge in graffiti through new strategies and proposed budget… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Green New Deal Wins Global Recognition and Award at the C40 World Mayors Summit

SEATTLE, WA (October 25, 2022) – Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell accepted an award from C40 Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies for the critical work Seattle is doing to advance community-driven, tangible climate action and justice through the Green New Deal. Seattle was nominated for “Building a Climate Movement” alongside other projects… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q3 Data Updates

New data shows progress in key areas of bringing people indoors, new housing units, and reducing encampment site numbers Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled the third quarter data updates for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan. These new data sets come on the heels of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Killing of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr.

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic killing of D’Vonne Pickett, Jr., a father, businessman, mentor, and pillar in our Central District community. D’Vonne was known for his kindness, determination, and passion for uplifting the Seattle community and making a positive… [ Keep reading ]