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Statements from City of Seattle Leaders on Memphis Police Video 

Seattle – Today, City of Seattle elected and public safety leaders released the following statements regarding video released of the beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. Statement from Mayor Bruce Harrell: “The appalling, egregious, heinous beating death of Tyre Nichols is devastating – for his family, for his community,… Filed Under: Office of the Mayor

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q4 Data Updates  

New data shows progress in key areas of bringing people indoors, new housing units, reduction in some public safety incidents   Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released the updated data sets from the fourth quarter of 2022 for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard. In… Filed Under: Housing and Homelessness

Mayor Harrell Statement on Pedestrian Death in South Lake Union

Mayor Harrell made the following statement on the death of Jaahnavi Kandula: “This was a horrible and tragic incident. My heart goes out to the family of the young woman killed, and to all community members who share the pain of yet another shocking and agonizing traffic death. “Our public… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Opening of Convention Center

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The new Summit building of the Seattle Convention Center represents a cornerstone of our vision for a revitalized and activated downtown Seattle. Adjacent to hotels, restaurants, and other attractions, the Summit is the perfect destination package to attract new visitors and… Filed Under: Economic Development

City of Seattle distributing free ORCA Cards to more than 10,000 Seattle Housing Authority residents  

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to provide free unlimited-use ORCA cards to all residents living in SHA-owned and managed housing through December 2026. This pairing between an affordable housing program and an accessible public transit… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Nominates Rebecca Gonzales to be Next Director of the Community Safety and Communications Center 

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint Rebecca “Reba” Gonzales to be the next Interim Director of the Community Safety and Communications Center (CSCC). Gonzales currently serves as a Deputy Chief with the Seattle Fire Department (SFD), overseeing the department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division… [ Keep reading ]

One Year of Building One Seattle: 2022 Year in Review 

Seattle – On the one year anniversary of his inauguration, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released a summary report detailing his administration’s shared accomplishments in 2022 and committing to further progress in 2023. Entering office at the height of the Omicron wave, the mayor’s first year of building One Seattle was… Filed Under: Citywide Strategy, Office of the Mayor

City of Seattle Winter Event Update: Dangerously Cold Temperatures and Freezing Rain Ahead; Avoid Travel if Possible 

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s cold weather system and activating our response teams as needed. This blog will be updated with the latest on places to get indoors and out of the cold; critical infrastructure status; changes to City services; and tips to stay warm and safe…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams to Retire After 40-Year Career in City Government 

Interim director to serve while search committee of community leaders and Seattle Center stakeholders seeks new director Seattle – The City of Seattle is launching a search for the next Seattle Center Director to succeed Robert Nellams, who is retiring in February 2023 after 40 years of service to the… Filed Under: City Administration

Winter Storm Warning: Snow and Severe Cold Impact Seattle This Week, Emergency Shelters Available

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s cold weather system and preparing to activate additional services as needed. This AlertSeattle blog will be updated with the latest information on places for people to get indoors and out of the cold; keeping critical infrastructure open; changes to City services; and… [ Keep reading ]