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Mayor Harrell Joins Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative to Advance City Progress and Improve Outcomes for Residents 

Mayor Harrell is among the 39 mayors across 11 countries and five continents who will receive executive education and management training to strengthen their city hall and deliver results for communities. Today – The City of Seattle and Mayor Bruce Harrell were selected for the eighth class of the Bloomberg… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Signs Legislation Sending Transportation Levy to Seattle Voters 

Levy will build sidewalks, pave streets, repair bridges, and improve transit for a safe, reliable, and connected Seattle Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law the legislation that will place the Transportation Levy on Seattle voters’ ballots in November 2024. The legislation was unanimously approved in a 9-0… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Shares Heat Safety Resources

The City of Seattle is working together with our regional partners to plan and prepare for potential heat waves this summer, including monitoring critical infrastructure and air quality, and providing resources to help keep residents cool. In the event of extreme heat, cooling centers will be available across the city… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Citywide CARE Expansion

New Partnerships and Seven Day a Week Citywide Expansion Proposal Follows Success of Dual Dispatch Pilot Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his proposal to expand the Community Assisted Response and Engagement (CARE) department behavioral health responder team, hiring additional responders and expanding citywide, seven days a week following the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Mental Health Investment Strategy; Directs $2 Million Toward Youth Violence Prevention in New Executive Order

Mayor’s plan for mental health investments will significantly expand telehealth access from 80 students to 2000, informed by best practices and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, and providers Executive Order takes immediate steps to address gun violence affecting youth, directing new investments in violence interruption and safe communities, launching… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Crime Prevention Technology Pilot Next Steps Following Public Input

The pilot will be part of the forthcoming One Seattle Safety Framework and comes after extensive public outreach and five Community Safety Forums where residents shared their ideas and concerns about safety in their neighborhoods. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the next steps for the proposed Crime Prevention… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Next Chief Technology Officer: Mayor Harrell Appoints Accomplished Government Executive and IT Leader Rob Lloyd

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he has selected Rob Lloyd as Seattle’s next Interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Director of the Information Technology Department (IT) following a national search. An accomplished government and technology leader with decades of experience working for cities and states, Rob will… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces Community Safety Forums and Upcoming Release of the One Seattle Safety Framework  

City leaders to join community members in their neighborhoods to discuss public safety and inform the One Seattle Safety Framework. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced five additional community safety forums that will give the public opportunity to help shape the soon-to-be-released One Seattle Safety Framework. Building on lessons… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and SDOT Break Ground on East Marginal Way Improvement Project Supported by Levy to Move Seattle and Partners

Seattle (April 2, 2024) – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joined the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to celebrate the start of construction on the East Marginal Way Corridor Improvement Project. The upgraded streets will support the weight of heavy freight loads and include protected biking facilities, better serving our… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Public Forums to Discuss Creating a Safer Seattle

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced upcoming public forums to discuss his vision for creating a safer Seattle and to hear directly from community members on this important issue. The first Creating a Safer Seattle discussion will be Thursday, March 14, from 6 – 7:30 pm at the downtown… [ Keep reading ]