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Seattle Youth Invited to Teen Town Hall and Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 7 

Seattle-area youth ages 13 to 19 are invited to “Back to the Future”, a Teen Town Hall and Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144. This FREE event is an evening to shine… Filed Under: Education and Youth

The Liberty Project: Mayor Harrell Announces New Small Business Growth Program with University of Washington, Seattle University and Tabor 100 

The City of Seattle and partners will launch the Liberty Project – a new innovative business growth program focused on increasing revenues for businesses owned by underrepresented communities in Seattle – particularly Black-owned businesses. New initiative will build on work of partner institutions and Seattle Restored program, enhancing Downtown Activation… Filed Under: Economic Development, Racial Equity and Social Justice

Mayor Harrell Directs City Departments to Transition to Electric Leaf Blowers 

Advancing climate efforts and supporting quality of life, City departments directed to create a roadmap putting Seattle on course to fully transition from gas-powered leaf blowers no later than 2027 SEATTLE (May 26, 2023) – Today, Mayor Harrell announced a new directive to phase out the use of gas-powered leaf… Filed Under: Environment and Sustainability, Public Health

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation Renewing and Expanding the Metropolitan Improvement District, Advancing Downtown Activation Plan

New legislation renews MID for ten years, expands service boundaries south to the stadium district, and increases investments toward cleaning services, downtown ambassadors, security, and more. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law a renewed and expanded Metropolitan Improvement District (MID), advancing a core component of his Downtown Activation Plan…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and King County Partner with Biden-Harris Administration to Reduce Unsheltered Homelessness

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Executive Dow Constantine joined the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) to announce that the City of Seattle, King County, and the King County Regional Housing Authority (KCRHA) are participating in ALL INside, a first-of-its kind White House initiative… [ Keep reading ]

Joint Statement from KCRHA Governing Committee Chairs Mayor Harrell and Executive Constantine on KCRHA Leadership Changes 

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine, who serve as Chairs of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) Governing Committee, released the following statement after CEO Marc Dones announced they will resign from their position in June: “We thank KCRHA CEO Marc Dones… Filed Under: City Administration, Housing and Homelessness

City of Seattle announces $147M in funding for affordable housing 

Yearly funding awards from the City of Seattle expand investments into growing housing needs. SEATTLE, WA – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced on Friday the City’s 2022 yearly funding awards for affordable housing providers, totaling $147 million for the construction and preservation of 1,150 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle. The… Filed Under: Housing and Homelessness

Mayor Harrell Announces Virginia Bogert as Recipient of the 17th Annual Mayor’s Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film   

Inaugural Seattle Film Commission Supports Seattle International Film Festival as First Public Action SEATTLE (May 9, 2023) – Today, ahead of the start of the Seattle International Film Festival, Mayor Bruce Harrell recognized Virginia Bogert as the 2023 recipient of the Mayor’s Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film. Mayor… Filed Under: Arts and Culture

Mayor Harrell Announces $13.5 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced $13,550,000 in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support property ownership among Seattle’s diverse cultural communities in high displacement risk neighborhoods. The City awarded funds to community organizations for site acquisition and major capital projects, as well as… Filed Under: Economic Development, Racial Equity and Social Justice

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q1 Data Updates, plus 2022 totals for referrals and site resolutions

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released the updated data sets from the first quarter of 2023 for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard. The release also includes new year-over-year comparisons for unauthorized encampment site removals and referrals to shelter that detail meaningful progress as… Filed Under: Housing and HomelessnessTagged With: