One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q2 Data Updates 

The City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard posted its second quarter data updates, with new information on tent and RV encampments, shelter and housing projects, and public safety incidents with connections to homelessness. It is available at seattle.gov/homelessness. Launched in May by Mayor Bruce Harrell, the website… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Introduces Suite of Bills to Improve Cannabis Equity

Mayor Harrell: Three bills developed in partnership with Council, industry stakeholders, and workers are “Critical first steps toward improving equity and a clear commitment to a One Seattle approach.” Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell put forward a suite of bills intended to address equity in the cannabis industry by… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle Announces $22 Million in New Affordable Housing Investments

Latest funding announcement brings Mayor Harrell’s total affordable housing investments to $48 million, supporting 450 homes, since beginning of 2022 Seattle – The City of Seattle is announcing $22 million in new investments made by the Office of Housing to support the production of 267 new rent- and income-restricted homes in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proclaims August 7 “Sue Bird Day”

Seattle – Today, in honor of legendary Seattle Storm basketball player Sue Bird’s final regular season home game, Mayor Bruce Harrell declared August 7 “Sue Bird Day.” READ: Proclamation Celebrating Sue Bird “Sue Bird set a new example for what it means to be an athlete and a leader… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Hosting Two Additional Community-Led Conversations in Ongoing Police Chief Search

Seattle – Seattle residents are invited to attend two additional in-person community-led conversations to inform the ongoing search process for Seattle’s next chief of police. Facilitated in partnership by City staff and community-based organizations, these sessions will build on previous forums held in July, creating a space for community members to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Appoints Greg Wong Deputy Mayor of External Relations

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced that Greg Wong will serve as Seattle’s Deputy Mayor of External Relations. Wong joins the Mayor’s Office from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) where he has served as Interim Director since Mayor Harrell appointed him to the position in February. “Greg’s work building… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Transparency Portal for Residents to Track Seattle Rescue Plan Spending and Progress

Seattle – Today, the City of Seattle published the Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP) Transparency Portal for residents to track progress as the City spends nearly $300 million in federal pandemic assistance. View: Seattle Rescue Plan Transparency Portal “Federal funds provided a critical lifeline to help residents during the pandemic, and… [ Keep reading ]

Joint Statement from Mayor Bruce Harrell, Council President Debora Juarez, and Council Transportation Committee Chair Alex Pedersen on Sound Transit Board Adoption of Motion 2022-57  

Today we applaud the unanimous adoption of Sound Transit Motion 2022-57, a critical milestone for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project. This action selects a preferred route and station locations for portions of the WSBLE project and requests additional studies to inform decisions for the remaining stations…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Issues Executive Order to Support Sexual Assault Survivors and Conduct Assessment of Criminal Investigations and Regional Practices

The order calls for a comprehensive evaluation of SPD’s Investigations Bureau, including a specific review of sexual assault follow-up investigations, while implementing immediate and long-term solutions to support survivors and assign cases. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell, in collaboration with Interim Chief of Police Adrian Diaz, announced an Executive… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Nominates Greg Spotts to be Next Director of Seattle Department of Transportation

Experienced transportation leader with proven background in safety, climate, and infrastructure, Spotts will bring new energy and approach to lead one of the City’s largest departments Seattle (July 27, 2022) – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint Greg Spotts to be the next Director of the… [ Keep reading ]