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Mayor Harrell Statement on Garfield High School Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement after a shooting at Garfield High School: This is an incredibly difficult day, made all the more so because we have been here before. Gun violence is a national epidemic, but the impacts are felt in our cities, in our… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Expedite Demolition and Remediation of Dangerous Vacant Buildings in Seattle

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed new legislation that will amend the Seattle Fire Code and allow the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to order and complete remediation or demolition of dangerous vacant buildings. The legislation was unanimously passed by the City Council this week and includes an emergency clause… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs New Agreement to Support Investment Attraction and Job Creation with Korean Businesses and Start-Ups in Seattle

Seattle – On Tuesday, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the City of Seattle and Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME) to facilitate investment attraction and job creation with Korean small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in Seattle. “Seattle is a hub for global innovation,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Awarded Nearly $3.2 Million to Support Residential and Small Businesses Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean, Energy Efficient Appliances

Seattle (June 4, 2024) – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $3.2 million is awarded to the City of Seattle as part of the state’s Home Electrification Appliance Rebates (HEAR) grant program. Funded by Washington’s Climate Commitment Act, Seattle will use the funds to augment existing programs that help… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Allow Construction of Workforce Housing, Artist Workspaces in Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood

900 units of housing and artist workspaces to be built to create new arts-centered community Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed legislation that will allow new workforce housing and community spaces to be built in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood by increasing the height limit. The land use code amendment legislation… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs New Police Contract to Support Recruitment and Accountability After Council Passage 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed a new contract with rank-and-file police officers into law following its passage by the City Council. The agreement is an important step to addressing Seattle’s police staffing crisis, expanding civilian public safety responses, and strengthening police accountability. “The new police officer contract is a… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New City Investments in Post-Overdose Recovery Facility and Enhanced Mobile Addiction Treatment Services 

New mobile medical van deploying to Pioneer Square this summer; pilot post-overdose stabilization services coming online in June SEATTLE, May 9 – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced $7 million in capital funds for facility improvements to organizations treating substance use disorder and providing post-overdose care, opioid medication delivery, and case… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Additions and Changes to Cabinet and Office Staff 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced additions and changes to his Cabinet and Mayor’s Office staff: Natalie Walton-Anderson will join Mayor Harrell’s staff on June 5, 2024 as the Director of Public Safety. She fills the position previously held by Kerry Keefe who moved to a role with the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell presents $1.45 billion Transportation Levy Proposal aligned around a long-term One Seattle vision for a safe, reliable, connected city

Responsive to community feedback, Mayor added more funding for sidewalks, transit connections, bridge repair, maintenance and modernization SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled an 8-year, $1.45 billion levy proposal to fund transportation safety and maintenance in Seattle. This proposal is shaped by community input and follows a period of… [ Keep reading ]

As Fires Surge in Vacant Buildings, Mayor Harrell Proposes Emergency Legislation for Faster Demolition and Remediation of Risks

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he has submitted emergency legislation to amend the Seattle Fire Code and allow the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to order and complete demolition or remediation of unsafe vacant buildings in Seattle. “These dangerous vacant buildings are known hazards that put our first… [ Keep reading ]