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Mayor Harrell Announces New Tentative Agreement to Support Recruitment and Retention of Police Officers, Boost Accountability, and Expand Civilian Diversification 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell shared the details of the tentative agreement reached with rank-and-file Seattle police officers focusing on recruitment and retention, improved accountability, and civilianization toward a diversified safety response system. Mayor Harrell has submitted legislation to the City Council to approve the proposed agreement following its… [ 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 Proposes $1.35B Transportation Levy for Safe, Reliable, and Connected Seattle

Mayor Harrell’s draft Transportation Levy Proposal would fund SDOT to maintain and modernize Seattle’s transportation system, deliver major projects, and support better, safer connections in neighborhoods throughout the city. SEATTLE – Today Mayor Harrell unveiled an 8-year, $1.35 billion transportation levy proposal draft for public input. The proposal recommends more… [ 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 ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Tentative Agreements with City Employees on Labor Contracts to Strengthen City Services, Raise Wages 

Centered on wage equity for the City’s lowest paid workers, proposed contract would ensure a living wage for all City employees through 290 title adjustments following a marketplace assessment to ensure competitive salaries. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Coalition of City Unions announced that they have reached… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on SPD Homicide Arrests

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell released the following statement after the Seattle Police Department (SPD) announced arrests made in three recent homicide cases:  “These homicide arrests are another example of why I am grateful for the service of our police officers. They were persistent, patient, and thorough – and the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell’s Recommended Seattle Transportation Plan Heads ­­to City Council

Once adopted, the Seattle Transportation Plan will formally become Seattle’s vision for the future of transportation Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell submitted the recommended Seattle Transportation Plan to the City Council for their review, feedback, and adoption. The detailed plan outlines the vision for the city’s streets, sidewalks, and… [ Keep reading ]

State of the City 2024: Persistent and Pioneering Progress 

Good morning and welcome to the 2024 State of the City address. Thank you, Leonard, and thank you to your entire team for being so accommodating at such a special place for our city. It’s my honor to be with you today from the Museum of History and Industry. Within… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Increase in Hate Crimes

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “In recent months, our City has witnessed an uptick in hate crimes and bias incidents targeting Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Jewish members of our community, as well as threats of violence to synagogues and mosques. This is not acceptable –… [ Keep reading ]