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Mayor Harrell Delivers 2024 State of the City Address: Persistent and Pioneering Progress

Focusing on innovation and collaboration to solve challenges, Mayor Harrell lays out key priorities for 2024 Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered his 2024 State of the City address outlining his One Seattle vision for the year ahead and detailing actions his administration will take to drive progress… [ Keep reading ]

State of the City 2024: Persistent and Pioneering Progress 

Good morning and welcome to the 2024 State of the City address. Thank you, Leonard, and thank you to your entire team for being so accommodating at such a special place for our city. It’s my honor to be with you today from the Museum of History and Industry. Within… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q4 and Year-End 2023 Data

Seattle – Today, Deputy Mayor Tiffany Washington shared 2023 data from the City’s Unified Care Team (UCT) and an update on the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan. The UCT reported more than 2,200 accepted shelter referrals for 2023, as well as a 24% decrease in tents and a 51% decrease… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Consul General of Japan, and Japanese-American Community Leaders Celebrate New Cherry Trees Around Japanese Cultural & Community Center 

SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joined the Consul-General of Japan in Seattle Makoto Iyori and other Japanese-American community leaders to celebrate the planting of eleven new cherry blossom trees around the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW).   “These new cherry blossom trees will uplift Seattle’s enduring… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Celebrates New Canopy Lighting at Chinatown-International District’s Hing Hay Park

New permanent canopy lights and lanterns will enhance the safety and character of treasured community gathering space Seattle – On Thursday, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined community leaders and business owners in the Chinatown-International District to celebrate the installation of new canopy and café lighting fixtures at Hing Hay Park. Supported… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, City Leaders Expand Public Safety Network with Groundbreaking of New Fire Station 31  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined the Seattle Fire Department (SFD), Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and City and community leaders to break ground on the future site of Fire Station 31 in North Seattle.   Construction of the new 22,000 square foot station located at 11302 Meridian Ave…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Increase in Hate Crimes

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “In recent months, our City has witnessed an uptick in hate crimes and bias incidents targeting Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Jewish members of our community, as well as threats of violence to synagogues and mosques. This is not acceptable –… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Receives $64.2 million in Federal Funds for RapidRide J Project

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell joined Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Nuria Fernandez, Senator Patty Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and other local leaders to celebrate the FTA award of $64.2 million for the construction of the RapidRide J Line project. This project will enhance bus access, reliability, frequency,… [ Keep reading ]

Making Progress Building One Seattle: 2023 Year in Review

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released a summary report detailing his administration’s shared accomplishments in 2023 and laying the foundation for top priorities in 2024. Marking his second year in office, the report details “From hosting the MLB All-Star Game to the return of beloved events like Bumbershoot and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s Office Statement on City of Seattle Hiring Freeze

The Mayor’s Office and City Budget Office informed department directors and finance managers under the Executive that a partial hiring freeze is being instituted. The City faces more significant fiscal challenges in 2024 than were previously known when the 2024 Budget was adopted, requiring immediate action to lessen the impact… [ Keep reading ]