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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 public safety, urgent action on the housing and homelessness crises, and recommitment to the essential services that residents demand. 

“I’m grateful for the collaboration of Budget Chair Mosqueda, as I believe our offices set a new standard for transparency and teamwork – assuming positive intent even when we disagree through our mutual belief in working together. 

“There is much in this budget to build on, and as we implement it together, we will further demonstrate our One Seattle approach – uniting around our common values toward making Seattle a safer and more equitable city for all.”