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Downtown Activation Plan: Mayor Harrell Signs into Law Early Legislative Priorities 

New legislative actions deliver on the seven bold goals identified in the mayor’s Downtown Activation Plan, to transform Downtown into a top destination for Seattleites and visitors year-round. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined community leaders to celebrate and sign a slate of newly adopted legislation supporting the City’s Downtown… [ Keep reading ]

New Performance Data Shows Seattle’s Progress on COVID-19 Recovery Projects

Seattle’s investments of $300 million in federal funding created new affordable housing, revitalized neighborhoods, and prioritized communities hit hardest by the pandemic Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released Seattle’s latest performance report on how the City’s COVID-19 response programs are helping residents recover from the pandemic. The report highlights… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces City Initiative to Help Save Families Up to $23,000 Per Year 

New CiviForm program reduced time for residents to apply to City discount programs by 80%, offering up to $23,000 total possible savings.  Benefits portal at makes it easier and faster for residents to get the help they need. SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the expansion of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Celebrates Relaunch of Graffiti Abatement Partnership to Increase Graffiti Removal in Downtown Seattle and Chinatown-International District

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell in partnership with Uplift Northwest announced the relaunch of the Graffiti Abatement Program. While the program will be active in all parts of downtown Seattle, it will have an increased emphasis on graffiti abatement in the Chinatown-International District. “We know that graffiti and tagging not… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation Renewing and Expanding the Metropolitan Improvement District, Advancing Downtown Activation Plan

New legislation renews MID for ten years, expands service boundaries south to the stadium district, and increases investments toward cleaning services, downtown ambassadors, security, and more. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law a renewed and expanded Metropolitan Improvement District (MID), advancing a core component of his Downtown Activation Plan…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Delivers 2023 State of the City Address

Mayor Harrell lays out immediate and long-term priorities for Seattle’s future including Downtown Activation Plan, public safety framework, homelessness and housing solutions, transportation and climate action Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered the 2023 State of the City Address. Speaking in the shadow of the Space Needle from Fisher Pavilion… Filed Under: Citywide Strategy, Office of the Mayor

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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Harrell Appoints Advisory Panel on Sexual Assault and System Reform as Part of SPD Comprehensive Review

Seattle (November 17, 2022) – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the formation of an advisory panel that will inform efforts to support victims of sexual assault and hold offenders accountable through effective investigations. Mayor Harrell and Chief Adrian Diaz are committed to identifying and addressing systemic issues in the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]