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City of Seattle Hosting Two Additional Community-Led Conversations in Ongoing Police Chief Search

Seattle – Seattle residents are invited to attend two additional in-person community-led conversations to inform the ongoing search process for Seattle’s next chief of police. Facilitated in partnership by City staff and community-based organizations, these sessions will build on previous forums held in July, creating a space for community members to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Transparency Portal for Residents to Track Seattle Rescue Plan Spending and Progress

Seattle – Today, the City of Seattle published the Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP) Transparency Portal for residents to track progress as the City spends nearly $300 million in federal pandemic assistance. View: Seattle Rescue Plan Transparency Portal “Federal funds provided a critical lifeline to help residents during the pandemic, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Nominates Greg Spotts to be Next Director of Seattle Department of Transportation

Experienced transportation leader with proven background in safety, climate, and infrastructure, Spotts will bring new energy and approach to lead one of the City’s largest departments Seattle (July 27, 2022) – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint Greg Spotts to be the next Director of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell to Appoint Accountability Leader Gino Betts as Next Office of Police Accountability Director

Betts, a champion for transparency and accountability, will bring experienced leadership to deliver objective, thorough and just misconduct investigations Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell will appoint Gino Betts the next director of the Office of Police Accountability following a national search. Betts, an accountability leader, career public servant, and current… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The Supreme Court’s decision is dangerous, outrageous, and an unacceptable step back for generations of women now and to come. Just yesterday, the Supreme Court limited states’ ability to regulate guns, but today declared states can regulate bodies. We know… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Herbold Highlight Accountability Improvements in Newly Passed Seattle Police Management Association Labor Agreement

Transmitted by Mayor Harrell in May and passed today by the City Council, new contract makes critical accountability improvements in efforts to improve public safety and trust Seattle – Today, the City Council voted to approve a proposed contract between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Management Association… [ Keep reading ]

TOMORROW: Tune into a Virtual Public Forum with OPA Director Candidates 

Seattle – As part of the selection process for the next Director of the Office of Police Accountability (OPA), finalists will participate in a virtual public forum tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30PM. The public forum will be recorded, streamed live, and televised by Seattle Channel. The public forum is… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Names Search Committee and Launches Community Survey to Identify Seattle’s Next Chief of Police

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department (SPD), he has named the search committee and is launching a new community survey to learn what priorities and qualities matter most to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Herbold, and Councilmember Nelson Align on Common Approach to Proposed Hiring Incentives Legislation

SEATTLE – In advance of the City Council’s Tuesday Public Safety & Human Services Committee, Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and Councilmember Sara Nelson announced today a unified approach and path forward to passing legislation related to hiring incentives in support of improving public safety.  “I’d like to commend both… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking New SDOT Director, Mayor Harrell Names Experienced, Community-Driven, Equity-Minded Search Committee

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a permanent director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), he has named a robust committee of transportation leaders and community partners to shape the effort. Interim Director of SDOT Kristen Simpson… [ Keep reading ]