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Mayor Harrell Statement on Council Passage of 2023-2024 Budget

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The amendment process led to important changes in the proposed budget, including ensuring our police recruitment plan is funded and respecting the requests of parking enforcement officers to reside in SPD. The Council embraced our proposed budget’s needed investments in improving… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Prepares for Winter Weather

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s cold weather system and preparing to activate additional services as needed. This 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 tips… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Executive Constantine announce new agreement on City Hall Park

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new agreement regarding the future of City Hall Park that will result in the City retaining ownership and developing a plan to safely activate the park and fountain area in Prefontaine Park. The new agreement will include the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Forms Revenue Stabilization Work Group

Balanced team of experienced, policy-minded civic leaders will develop and recommend innovative long-term solutions to halt increasing General Fund revenue gap and address regressive tax system Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Pos. 8 – Citywide) announced the formation of the City’s Revenue Stabilization Work Group…. [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The below email was sent to City of Seattle employees: Fellow City Employees, This coming Monday, October 10, we will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official City of Seattle holiday for the first time in Seattle’s history. This day means more than just a day off for City employees… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Names AP Diaz Next Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his appointment of Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz as interim Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Diaz will lead the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and advance Mayor Harrell’s agenda for clean, safe, accessible parks. Diaz currently serves as the Executive Officer and Assistant General Manager… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces 2023-2024 Budget Proposal

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered his first budget address and transmitted his 2023-2024 Proposed Budget to the Seattle City Council. This is the first biennial budget since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Emphasizing the importance of essential services provided by the City, Mayor Harrell delivered his speech at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell To Appoint Adrian Diaz Seattle Chief of Police

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint interim Chief Adrian Diaz as the next permanent Chief of the Seattle Police Department, following an extensive national search and robust community engagement. “Throughout this process, we’ve heard Seattleites’ clear expectations for the Seattle Police Department: effective public safety,… [ Keep reading ]

Driven by Community Input, Seattle Police Chief Search Enters Final Phases

Seattle – The City of Seattle has entered the final phases of our search for the next Chief of Police, following a rigorous national search and extensive community engagement. Mayor Bruce Harrell will look to make a decision in the coming weeks among the top candidates identified by the process,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]