Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Herbold, and Councilmember Nelson Align on Common Approach to Proposed Hiring Incentives Legislation

SEATTLE – In advance of the City Council’s Tuesday Public Safety & Human Services Committee, Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and Councilmember Sara Nelson announced today a unified approach and path forward to passing legislation related to hiring incentives in support of improving public safety.  “I’d like to commend both… [ Keep reading ]

Woodland Park Homelessness Outreach in Final Phase 

After taking office, Mayor Bruce Harrell named Woodland Park a major priority for his new administration as the last remaining park-based encampment of significant size. Mayor Harrell set dual goals of helping those living unsheltered get on a path towards more permanent housing options and restoring the public park for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces One Seattle Day of Service on May 21st

Community service driven event will offer more than 2,200 volunteer opportunities in neighborhoods across the City of Seattle Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the first ever One Seattle Day of Service citywide volunteer event. The One Seattle Day of Service will take place on May 21, 2022, with… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking New SDOT Director, Mayor Harrell Names Experienced, Community-Driven, Equity-Minded Search Committee

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a permanent director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), he has named a robust committee of transportation leaders and community partners to shape the effort. Interim Director of SDOT Kristen Simpson… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Seattle Tourism Improvement Area Legislation – Providing Economic Boost to the Region Through the Leisure Travel Industry

Collaborative effort between Office of Economic Development, Mayor’s Office, Seattle City Council and Visit Seattle will increase Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA) assessment rate to fund marketing and promotional activities that draw individuals and families to Seattle for vacation. Seattle –Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces First Steps in Permanent Police Chief Search to Commence in April

Harrell: ‘Pleased’ with Interim Chief Adrian Diaz, who is encouraged to apply Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the national search process for the next permanent chief of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will officially begin in April. Prioritizing community engagement, Mayor Harrell shared first steps in… [ Keep reading ]

Join Mayor Harrell at the “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” on April 4

Mayor Bruce Harrell invites you to show your support for the people of Ukraine and for refugees of all origins and experiences at the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide. Uniting with King County Executive Dow Constantine and over 30 mayors from across King County, Mayor Harrell announced the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 7 New Classrooms for the 2022-23 School Year, Increasing Access to Early Learning Opportunities for Seattle Families

Applications open now for Seattle three- and four-year olds to support kindergarten readiness Seattle – Today, at the Denise Louie Education Center in the Chinatown International District, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) Director Dwane Chappelle announced the opening of Seattle Preschool Program (SPP)… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Housing Announce $5.3 Million Investment to Provide Affordable Homes and Supportive Services on Beacon Hill

The City’s investment supports Sea Mar Community Health Centers in providing 39 homes and on-site services for women who have experienced chronic homelessness. Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Office of Housing today announced the City of Seattle’s latest investment in affordable housing: $5.3 million, matched by the Washington… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Extend Free Safe Start Outdoor Space Permits

Program supports small businesses and community members through outdoor dining and retail opportunities citywide Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed legislation to extend free Safe Start café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. Over 250 businesses throughout Seattle have taken part in the program since June… [ Keep reading ]